Posts Tagged ‘Andrew’
Claudia sings a song titled ‘Dark Spell’ on Andrew Poppy’s new album, Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling. The staging of the musical voice has been a continuing thread in Andrew Poppy’s work. This new project is for six singers with himself as narrator/DJ/MC in a ‘club of ghosts’.
Best know for his albums for ZTT such as The Beating of Wings, Poppy has a unique body of work. This includes Chamber Operas for The Royal Opera House and The National Theatre and experimental approaches to musically driven theatre made with the seminal Impact Theatre Co-op.
Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling is trans-genre and draws on his long term creative partnership with Julia Bardsley as well as collaborations with Claudia Brücken, James Gilchrist and the Portuguese singer Bernado Devlin. Shiny Floor Shiny Ceiling attempts a negotiation between electro pop, classical lieder and contemporary fado. Mixed by Paul Humphreys, the album is now available to pre-order at www.andrewpoppy.co.uk
Claudia Brücken – ‘This Happened’: the live DVD is now available as a pre-order from our There(there) shop for £14.99 which includes the postage and packaging cost to anywhere in the world.
For a limited time only, all copies will be signed by Claudia and can also be personalised as per your instruction via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish for your copy NOT to be signed and left in shrink wrap you can also instruct us accordingly via email. All orders placed now will be shipped to be received on or around the release date of 23rd July 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a PAL formatted DVD set to Region 0, so please make sure that you have compatible equipment BEFORE making you purchase.
You can find the trailer of the DVD in full HD here on YouTube.
In 2011, Claudia Brücken, the first lady of cinematic electronic pop, was joined by a host of special guests to perform her highly anticipated live show ‘This Time: It’s Claudia Brücken’ at London’s The Scala. The show was filmed in its entirety and will be released on DVD / CD to our own There(there) shop, various other shops and online, under the title ‘This Happened’ on 23rd July 2012.
The concert is a sensational celebration of Claudia’s life in pop music from Propaganda to Onetwo and features a host of brilliant one off collaborations. The line-up reads like a who’s who of avant pop and includes Ralf Dörper and Susanne Freytag of Propaganda; Paul Humphreys of Onetwo and OMD; Andy Bell of Erasure; Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 and British minimalist composer Andrew Poppy.
The show will be repeated live at Bush Hall, London on 19th July 2012. Buy your tickets Here(here), Hear(hear)!
You can also find the trailer in full HD here on YouTube.
Buy your tickets here, on sale from Friday 25th May.
Onto the Claudia Brücken news. Those that were there, and those that really wished they were there, will be pleased to hear that There(there) will be releasing a DVD film combined with CD soundtrack of the Claudia Brücken show at the Scala, Kings Cross, London last year. The DVD/CD is titled ‘This Happened’, and it records the sensational Scala celebration of Claudia’s life in pop music from Propaganda to Onetwo and features a host of brilliant one off collaborations – with Ralf and Susanne of Propaganda, with Paul of Onetwo and OMD, with Andy Bell of Erasure standing in for Thomas Leer of Act, with Glenn and Martyn of Heaven 17, and with Andrew Poppy. A trailer of the DVD sampling some highlights will be ready to see very soon, and you will soon be able to pre-order ‘This Happened’ at the There(there) shop.
“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart”
Record Collector …’But what’s most exciting about Combined is that it showcases four new cuts by Brücken, including the brilliant forthcoming single Thank You. Helmed by Stephen Hague, it oozes the mystique, aural magic and existential drama that Brücken is famed for – undoubtedly a potent combination.’…
> Andy Bell ( Erasure)
> Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
> Paul Humphreys (OMD)
> Susanne Freytag (Propaganda)
> Andrew Poppy
Wednesday 19th January 2011
“Before there was Ellie Goulding there was Goldfrapp…
Before there was Goldfrapp there was Claudia Brücken…
Claudia is Europe’s diva of electronic music whose records mark critical points of 80s, 90s and 00s art pop.”
01 Lipstick Vogue
02 White Noise Maker
03 Drive In Saturday
04 Broken English
05 Nice Dream
06 Running Up That Hill
07 Amsterdam 1896
09 Die Nebensonnen
11 You Do
12 Wooden Heart
…some There(there) projects past, present, future and other.
Claudia Brücken and Andrew Poppy – Another Language, an album, available. Some songs written by other people, in their own language, translated, interpreted and approached through the particular voice of Claudia, the particular piano of Andrew, in a private space, a certain room, where you can hear the movement of the songs breath, because they are alive. Nothing florid, nothing epic, nothing synthetic, nothing electronic, just songs they both love, for their own reasons, particularly arranged – the startling songs of Kate Bush, Radiohead, Billy McKenzie, David Bowie, Roy Orbison, Frank Black, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful…
In development, in time… Claudia Brücken with Stephen Coates of and from glitter literate avant cabaret act The Real Tuesday Weld extending their twisted para-40s collaboration for the Rockstar L.A. Noire video game. This project will be a set of songs in vivid, shadowy black and white forming an album (“Suspense”) and/or an musical hallucination (“Intrigue”) dislocated in a mysterious imaginary world somewhere between post war Europe and post-romantic nowhere in a time between a known 1940s and an unknown 1960s between the sinister fiction of The Third Man and the building of the Berlin Wall. If Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy had been directed by David Lynch from a script by Franz Kafka and Don Delillo, these songs would form the sound track – image a world where Dietrich sang a Bond song written by Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Lee.