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Icebreaker: Kraftwerk Uncovered live @ Science Museum IMAX in London

Icebreaker Kraftwerk Uncovered live photos by Oscar Tornincasa http://photoblog.oskaro.it for rebelrebelmusic.com

Score: 8.5/10

They did it again. Icebreaker and Science Museum Head of Research Tim Boon, teamed up again to continue the exploration of electronic music through live music and film.

The British ensemble began their collaboration with the London Science Museum back in 2009 when they performed their live version of Brian Eno’s Apollo and now they’re re-imagining Kraftwerk’s works. Although Kraftwerk are more popular for their enormous contribution to electronic music – they are considered indeed the fathers of electronica – their first works remind us that the Dusseldorf band started with a more acoustic approach, where they experimented with flutes, violins and electric guitars, making them perfectly fitting a spot in the Krautrock scene. Riding this early wave, Icebreaker presented quite radical re-inventions of Kraftwerk songs, so radical some pieces sounded unrecognisable. From Autobhan to Megaherz, the 12-piece line up, perfectly synchronised with the film on the background, turned Kraftwerk works into hypnotising symphonies with pan-pipes and electric violas replacing synths riffs.

Icebreaker perfromance was like a transcendental experience, a sort of deep meditation exploring the contrast between the optimism of the trust in future technology and how progress leaves its marks on the surrounding space.

Highly recommended for a music journey hard to forget.

COMPLETE SET LIST:
Heimcomputer
Megaherz/Mitternacht
Glitzerstrahlen Tanzmuzik
Modul 6
Morgenspaziergang
Spiegelsaal
Autobahn/Uberholspur

Gessica Puglielli

Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.

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