Past Event

kraftwerk re:werk

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Please note: This performance may contain strobe lighting. For details please contact [javascript protected email address] or speak to a member of our staff on arrival.

kraftwerk-re:werk is a ground breaking musical experience, taking Kraftwerk’s iconic album Trans Europe Express as the starting point for a thrilling symphonic trip.

Created by composers Charlotte Harding and Lloyd Coleman, kraftwerk re:werk is an intoxicating mix of symphonic and electronic instruments, with ear-bending sounds sitting directly next to 70s beats, and each and every sound on-stage amplified and filtered live, turning the orchestra into a giant synthesizer.

Conducted by the award-winning Charles Hazlewood, the 39-piece ensemble contains a bank of Moogs, drum machines and live percussion, assistive technology, alongside bass oboes, an electro-harp and a suite of orchestral strings and brass.

The evening is kicked off with some seriously wild scores from two twentieth century icons, Ligeti and Messiaen, to ensure that you are fully immersed and ready to hear the new work with fresh ears.

'the arrangements are bold: the melody from Trans-Europe Express rings out of a dizzy whirl of sound, while Autobahn’s smooth pootle is chaotically recast as Mad Max’s morning commute.' The Guardian