by / October 6th, 2010 /

BRIAN ENO’S APOLLO: ATMOSPHERES AND SOUNDTRACKS: Icebreaker and B.J. Cole – National Concert Hall, Dublin

Icebreaker and B.J. Cole perform music from
Tuesday 9th November, 8pm

Pioneering ensemble Icebreaker and formidable pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole bring their critically acclaimed performance of Brian Eno’s album Apollo to Dublin for the first time.
Widely regarded as Brian Eno’s best and most influential ambient album, Apollo was written for Al Reinert’s documentary on the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind. This show returns the music to its original conception, as a non-narrative counterpart to NASA footage from the Apollo programme which is projected during the performance: matching the mesmerizing beauty and tranquil mystery of the moon and Earth; the dizzying scale and humbling feat of engineering involved in taking people to the moon; and capturing the banality and the humour of the astronauts as they skitter about the moon’s surface.
The concert sees the studio bound album uniquely arranged by composer Jun Lee aka kayip (who was specially selected by Eno for this project) for modern classical group Icebreaker and pedal-steel guitarist BJ Cole. This unique multimedia experience is the final frontier for Eno’s ambient music milestone.

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