Icebreaker And BJ Cole Launch Apollo
Icebreaker will launch their new album Apollo at the Science Museum in London on November 12, featuring pedal steel musician BJ Cole and a presentation of the film For All Mankind in the venue’s giant Imax theatre.
Al Reiner’s movie, showcasing NASA’s moon missions, was made in 1983 with its soundtrack written and recorded by Brian Eno. After a series of re-edits it was released in 1989.
Icebreaker first performed their interpretation of Eno’s work at the Science Museum in 2009, marking the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11′s moon landing. Since then the 12-piece band have received acclaim for sold-out “Music From Apollo” concerts in the UK and internationally.
The one-off event on November 12 also features compositions by Michael Nyman, Conlon Nancarrow and Michael Gordon. Tickets are on sale now.
Conlon Nancarrow, arr J Poke: Player-piano Study #2b
Michael Nyman arr J Godfrey / J Poke: Think Slow, Act Fast
Michael Gordon: Trance, parts 1 & 4
Brian Eno, Roger Eno & Daniel Lanois arr Woojun Lee: Apollo