Critically acclaimed Brighton Festival 2012 commission embarks on 11-date tour in September
Following its sell-out world premiere at Brighton Festival in 2012, Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked - an electro-orchestral and visual reinterpretation of one of the UK’s most influential bands - will begin its debut UK tour at Royal Festival Hall, London on Saturday 21 September.
A truly unique spectacle, the show is an audio-visual collaboration between electronic music pioneer Scanner, Heritage Orchestra, and visual artist Matt Watkins. Rather than classical interpretations or cover versions, Live_Transmission dismantles Joy Division's visual and musical motifs to create a hugely powerful immersive event that pays homage to the signature spirit that defined the group as one of the world’s most progressive bands.
‘If Curtis hadn’t died you can’t help but wonder if this the kind of thing they would be doing today’ The Independent
The musicians - including Three Trapped Tigers’ drummer Adam Betts and guitarist Matt Calvert, Ghostpoet bassist John Calvert, conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra - perform between two huge screens that capture the projected artwork of Matt Watkins. These vast visuals complement the orchestra by switching between clarity and chaos.
A performance that not only respects the ground it dares to tread but also ventures into new cross-genre artistic territory, the show recently made its international debut at the Sydney Opera House in May 2013 for the Vivid LIVE festival.
Tour dates are as follows:
21st Sept - London Royal Festival Hall
23rd Sept - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
24th Sept - Northampton Royal & Derngate
25th Sept - Bristol Colston Hall
26th Sept - Cambridge Corn Exchange
27th Sept - Basingstoke The Anvil
28th Sept - Birmingham Symphony Hall
29th Sept - Salford Lyric Theatre - The Lowry
30th Sept - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
1st Oct - Edinburgh Usher Hall
2nd Sept - Gateshead The Sage
For more information, visit www.joydivisionreworked.com