Kraftwerk's electronic evolution to be explored by live show

Contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker will recreate crucial phase in electronic music history


Popular demand for all things Kraftwerk will continue in the new year, as contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker embark on a live show that aims to recreate the electronic band's experimental early period.

The tour kicks off at the London Science Museum on 24 January and is titled Kraftwerk Uncovered - A Future Past.

Announcing the concept, German composer, producer and sound-scapist J. Peter Schwalm said: "Our focus is on Kraftwerk's early, semi-improvised music that combined acoustic and electronic instruments, [and that period's] relationship to their career-defining albums from Trans Europa Express to Computer World.

"Where Kraftwerk's aesthetic moved ever closer to the 'man machine' we aim to adopt a more 'retro-futurist' approach to find the 'human' inside the machine, beginning with Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider's own early albums".

The tour dates are:

  • Fri 24th Jan - London, The IMAX Cinema at The Science Museum
  • Thurs 6th Feb - Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
  • Fri 8th Feb - Birmingham, Town Hall
  • Weds 12th Feb - Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre
  • Fri 2nd May - Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange

For more info, visit Icebreaker.