Maverick of Post Minimalism brings new show to Liverpool
British post minimalist composer Andrew Poppy will bring a newly-devised performance of his acclaimed album The Beating of Wings to Liverpool later this month.
Andrew Poppy – The Beating of Wings
Fans who bought the seminal 1985 album will be able to appreciate it in a brand new way, with an immersive show that features lighting by Marty Langthorne, video by Julia Bardsley and sound design by Fred De Faye.
The show will include performances of 32 Frames, Cadenza, Listening In and The Object is a Hungry Wolf. It will also feature music recently performed at The Rest is Noise Festival in London and festivals in Turin and Porto. Andrew will perform the new show alongside Liverpool-based guest musicians.
Composer, musician and record producer Poppy has a unique body of work and collaborations. Since its release in 1985, The Beating of Wings (ZTT Records) has become a classic of British post minimalism. It’s a playful, pulse driven music marrying acoustic sounds and performance with digital technology in a contemporary mix of patterns and textures.
Andrew has arranged music for groups including Erasure, The The, Coil, The House of Love, Psychic TV, Strawberry Switchblade and Nitzer Ebb. In 2011, his piece ‘Airport for Joseph Beuys’ for orchestra and live electronics was performed in the BBC Concert Orchestra’s Electronica season presented by Jarvis Cocker – and with Andrew live mixing.
The Liverpool Philharmonic commissioned Horn Horn, a double saxophone concerto, from Andrew in 1996.
Andrew is excited to be bringing his new show to Liverpool, saying: “I was last here in 1996 working with the Liverpool Phil. I made a very rhythmic piece for them and they gave a brilliant, high-energy, all-or-nothing performance. It’s so good to be back with my show The Beating of Wings.
“Liverpool is one of those mythical and magical places. It’s always a pleasure to be here. But it’s not just about the history of the place. There is an amazing creative spirit; a great sense of people getting on a doing things in their own way: musicians like Ex-Easter Island Head, Stealing Sheep and Immix Ensemble.”
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