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(Su)staining the silence

Andrew Poppy launches his new Sustaining Ensemble with rare live dates in London, Oxford and Birmingham, performing music from the acclaimed album, and the Shuffle of Things.

The start of a new, ongoing live project, the Staining The Silence tour draws together various aspects of Poppy's previous live outings – from the BBC Concert Orchestra's performance of his work (alongside Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman and John Tavener) at the Royal Festival Hall – to last year's solo mixture of spoken word, electronics, video and piano minimalism at the Chelsea Theatre.

The Sustaining Ensemble features Kate Halsall (keyboards and piano), Andrew Poppy (piano, keyboards, bass guitar, voice), Jez Wiles (vibraphone and percussion), Genevieve Wilkins (marimba and cajon) and Julia Bardsley (video).

Watch highlights of the Chelsea Theater performance at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG3-MEiV4Kw.

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04 November 2009: The Sustaining Ensemble at Kings Place, London for the London International Festival of Exploratory Music.

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