If you love New Order, there’s a good chance you’ll love their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’. This seminal late 70s post-punk band from Salford were responsible for some fantastic timeless songs, and were probably best known for the cult classic “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.
Joy Division disbanded with the death of vocalist Ian Curtis, but the band have left behind a great legacy of music which has inspired a plethora of influential musicians and song writers in their own right.
For Joy Division fans, there will be a great opportunity to watch and hear some of the band’s greatest tracks reworked by the very talented ‘Heritage Orchestra’ who will be playing live at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on the 28th September 2013.
The tour is one of a kind: visual, electro and orchestra reinterpretation of the works of Joy Division, it’s a hugely, pioneering show. This is the first time it’s toured, but it has been performed twice at Brighton Dome and Sydney Opera House – both to massive acclaim (quotes below).
Live_Transmission will transfix you with the sheer weight of an amplified 30-piece orchestra and band, playing radical reinterpretations of Joy Division within a whirlwind of gigantic Peter Saville inspired imagery. The show offers a sonic monument of new orchestral compositions entwined with loud electronica, epic visuals, all heavy with the presence of Ian Curtis and Joy Division.
Involved in the project is the Heritage Orchestra (they celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, they’ve been involved in lots of high profile collaborations – The National, Emile Sande, Massive Attack, Tim Minchin, Aphex Twin and DJ Yoda); alongside Scanner (electronic artist) and Matt Watkins (visual artist).
Also involved are members of Three Trapped Tigers and Ghostpoet and Jules Buckely is conducting (he just conducted the urban proms in London this weekend). So it’s a massively eclectic and talented bunch of artists involved.
Live footage of the show can be found here: http://www.
Scanner made an audio mixtape of the Brighton show: https://soundcloud.com/
Live_Transmission JOY DIVISION REWORKED
★★★★ “If Curtis hadn’t died you can’t help but wonder if this is the kind of thing they would be doing today.” The Independent
★★★★ “brutalist… romantic… imaginative” The Sydney Morning Herald
Conducted by Jules Buckley
Visuals by Beat13
This is a one-off UK Tour and a rare chance to witness an event that has redefined traditional concert boundaries, do not miss it!
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3. Answer the following question: Which punk rock band first inspired band members Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook to take up their instruments?
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Two tickets to watch the Joy Division “Reworked” Tour at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on the 28th September
Update: Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Anna Bright for answering correctly. The answer to the question “Which punk rock band first inspired band members Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook to take up their instruments?” is, “the Sex Pistols”.
Thank you to all who took the time to enter, we hope that you still make it to the event as we will be too and it look a great one!
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