September 23, 2013
“If Curtis hadn’t died you can’t help but wonder if this the kind of thing they would be doing today.”
We were lucky enough to go to the launch of Live Transmission: Joy Division Reworked at the Southbank Centre on Saturday night. The first in an eleven date UK tour for the Heritage Orchestra, it was a truly spectacular experience. Tickets are still available and you can listen to a special ten minute edit of live recordings from Live_Transmission, a collaboration between electronic composer Scanner and the 45-piece Heritage Orchestra in an audio-visual re-imagination of the sound and spirit of Joy Division.
Instilled with poetic snapshots of Ian Curtis’ haunting vocals, Live_Transmission guides audiences through a sonic monument of new compositions accompanied by an animated landscape of artwork and projections created by visual artist Matt Watkins, reminiscent of the band’s creative process.
Celebrating Joy Division’s key musical moments and groundbreaking evolution, Live_Transmission has redefined concert boundaries since proving a centrepiece of last year’s prestigious Brighton Festival 2012.