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  • Meltdown | 1994: Louis Andriessen
    2013 is supported by Côtes du Rhône Wines Innovative Dutch composer and pianist Louis Andriessen was invited to curate Meltdown in 1994 and delivered a programme that reflected his love of music and his huge range of influences from Igor Stravinsky and jazz to American minimalism One of Europe s most eminent and influential composers Andriessen s music combines propulsive energy economy of material and distinctive sonorities mixing traditional classical instruments like wind brass and pianos with electric guitars He also tackles major issues in his composition five major works written over a 21 year period concern themselves with politics time velocity matter and mortality Andriessen collaborated with avant garde filmmaker Peter Greenaway on an opera called Writing To Vermeer and he has released a series of recordings on the Nonesuch label home to artists including Laurie Anderson Angelo Badalamenti and Dan Auerbach His Meltdown line up brought together the cream of contemporary classical music with the likes of Steve Reich Philip Glass and Michael Gordon taking part in two Meltdown Marathons Other performers included Icebreaker Bang On A Can All Stars Haftor Medbøe Trio The Smith Quartet Althea Marimba Marimba and Thames Brass the City Degung Gamelon Ensemble Piano

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  • Meltdown | 1993: George Benjamin
    a problem with twitter and we could not load the tweets Meltdown 2013 is supported by Côtes du Rhône Wines George Benjamin one of our most loved contemporary composers was invited to be the curator of the inaugural Meltdown Festival in 1993 He started playing piano at the age of seven and quickly turned to composing Aged only 14 he began to study at the Paris Conservatoire with Olivier Messiaen who is reported to have considered Benjamin his favourite pupil While he was still a student Benjamin became the youngest living composer to have one of his pieces Ringed by the Flat Horizon performed at The Proms in 1980 when he was only 20 years old The piece is still performed today It was followed by A Mind of Winter and At First Light and then Antara a commission to celebrate the anniversary of the Pompidou centre in 1987 that included electronic manipulation of sound Benjamin remains if not a prolific composer then one who is dedicated to tackling new techniques with every work on which he embarks He has collaborated with artists including Pierre Boulez playwright Martin Crimp and he has been elected to the Bavarian Academy of Fine

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  • Meltdown | Tell us who you want to curate Meltdown to win Elizabeth Fraser tickets
    2012 Report this comment maravillosa By Ian Kettle August 7th 2012 Report this comment Prince would be a dream he would bring an amazing line up and the mood would be like no other year By DAVE YEATES August 7th 2012 Report this comment John Lydon would be a fantastic curator As would Jools Holland and Damon Albarn Another great idea would be Bjork By alex August 6th 2012 Report this comment I think Siouxsie Sioux would be an ideal curator for Meltdown By Padraig O Neill August 6th 2012 Report this comment Ivo Watts Russell the original founder of 4AD Pete Murphy of Bauhaus Alan Rankine from the Associates Danielle Dax Howard Devoto of Magazine Please Liz come back to George St Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh it would be brilliant to come full circle from that first big gig in 84 with the Cocteaus By Marka August 6th 2012 Report this comment SIOUXSIE SIOUX By 5D August 6th 2012 Report this comment SIOUXSIE or Kate Bush Martin Gore Kevin Shields Robert Smith By Dag Nordbrenden August 5th 2012 Report this comment Brian Eno Pet Shop Boys Joni Mitchell Diamanda Galas By SinisterTorch August 5th 2012 Report this comment Siouxsie Sioux Stephin Merritt Scott Walker Morrissey By Daniel August 4th 2012 Report this comment Diamanda Galás Kate Bush or Joni Mitchell on the other hand Laetitia Sadier or I don t know someone else from another countries besides the UK and US gosh By Daniel August 4th 2012 Report this comment Diamanda Galás Kate Bush or Joni Mitchell on the other hand Laetitia Sadier or I don t know someone else from another countries besides the UK and US gosh By Daniel August 4th 2012 Report this comment Diamanda Galás Kate Bush or Joni Mitchell on the other hand Laetitia Sadier or I don t know someone else from another countries besides the UK and US gosh By Daniel August 4th 2012 Report this comment Diamanda Galás Kate Bush or Joni Mitchell on the other hand Laetitia Sadier or I don t know someone else from another countries besides the UK and US gosh By Rhys August 2nd 2012 Report this comment Soundrop link doesn t work PJ Harvey or Alison Goldfrapp would be my choices By Martin Bainbridge August 1st 2012 Report this comment Tennant Lowe By Lara Gisborne August 1st 2012 Report this comment Couldn t make the competition work Kate Bush By D LUCAS August 1st 2012 Report this comment Please could we have mr fyfe dangerfield or kate bush or david bowie or the animal collective p s my random security check word is Hole but not sure they are still together By D LUCAS August 1st 2012 Report this comment Please could we have mr fyfe dangerfield or kate bush or david bowie or the animal collective p s my random security check word is Hole but not sure they are still together By Sarah Louise Benjamin August 1st 2012 Report this comment It doesn

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  • Meltdown | NEW SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED
    2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 View All Past Festivals Browse the festival archive of unique Meltdown moments Twitter follow meltdownfest Sorry there is a problem with twitter and we could not load the tweets Meltdown 2013 is supported by Côtes du Rhône Wines NEW SHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED Back to blog May 24th 2012 Tweet this Post to Facebook We re very excited to announce three very special new shows for this year s Meltdown Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am Tuesday 29 May and on general sale at 10am on Thursday 31 May www southbankcentre co uk meltdown 0844 847 9944 www ticketmaster co uk 0844 844 0006 For your best chance to get tickets become a Southbank Centre Member today Joan as Policewoman Julia Kent Matteah Baim Friday 3 August Queen Elizabeth Hall Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman has spent over 20 years performing and recording alongside acts such as Lou Reed Sparklehorse musical director and Meltdown co performer Hal Willner s projects and Damon Albarn s Africa Express She s joined on the bill by singer songwriter Matteah Baim plus Julia Kent who uses multitracked cello found sounds and electronics to

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  • Meltdown | Antony's Meltdown now on sale
    Keep up to date with the latest Meltdown news and announcements Name Email Address 1 Address 2 Postcode I agree to the Terms Conditions Cancel Blog tags bettye lavette classical david bowie dub elvis costello folk interview jarvis cocker jazz lee scratch perry massive attack meltdown morrissey ornette coleman patti smith pop punk reggae review richard thompson robert wyatt rock spotify the guardian the independent the observer the telegraph the times tricky trip hop uva volume 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 Blog archive 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 View All Past Festivals Browse the festival archive of unique Meltdown moments Twitter follow meltdownfest Sorry there is a problem with twitter and we could not load the tweets Meltdown 2013 is supported by Côtes du Rhône Wines Antony s Meltdown now on sale Back to blog May 11th 2012 Tweet this Post to Facebook Antony s Meltdown is now on sale book tickets here Have a listen to our Meltdown Spotify playlist featuring Elizabeth Fraser Marc Almond and Planningtorock plus lots more spoti fi AntonyMeltdown Keep upto date and follow meltdownfest on Twitter Tags on sale spotify Comments 1 By Steve Grimes

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  • Meltdown | Blog tagged with [elbow]
    cocker jazz lee scratch perry massive attack meltdown morrissey ornette coleman patti smith pop punk reggae review richard thompson robert wyatt rock teddy thompson the guardian the independent the observer the telegraph the times tricky trip hop united visual artists video 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 Blog archive 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 View All Past Festivals Browse the festival archive

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  • Meltdown | Blog tagged with [electronic]
    jazz lee scratch perry massive attack meltdown morrissey ornette coleman patti smith pop psychedelic punk reggae review richard thompson robert wyatt rock the guardian the independent the observer the telegraph the times tricky trip hop werner herzog 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 Blog archive 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 View All Past Festivals Browse the festival archive of unique Meltdown moments

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  • Meltdown | Blog tagged with [iggy pop]
    perry massive attack meltdown morrissey ornette coleman patti smith pop preview punk ray davies reggae review richard thompson robert wyatt rock singer the guardian the independent the observer the telegraph the times tricky trip hop uva volume 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 Blog archive 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 View All Past Festivals Browse the festival archive of unique Meltdown moments

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