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There are three artists with the name “Powerplant”/”PowerPlant”

1. Powerplant (UK): Powerplant is an inspiring collaboration of British artists, comprising Joby Burgess’ playing and electronics with sound design by Matthew Fairclough and visuals by Kathy Hinde. The collective made its debut in 2005, with a sell-out performance at the Southbank Centre, London and has since performed extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond, creating an experimental and challenging repertoire fusing seminal percussion works alongside its own work, improvisations, remixes and commissions.

Powerplant’s debut album – “a must for anyone surfing the sine waves and all things electronica” Muso Magazine – includes remixes of Kraftwerk featuring the Elysian Quartet alongside Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. Released in 2008 on Signum Records, “Burgess transfers it to a xylosynth, to a create a glinting, chiming soundworld that seems perfectly judged for Reich’s canonical writing.” The Guardian.

The second album Import/Export – Burgess’ landmark collaboration with Gabriel Prokofiev – was released in 2010 on Nonclassical Records. Including remixes by artists such as Murcof and a DVD of performances, interviews and documentaries; Prokofiev’s suite for global junk suite is “pollution as a sound source, recycled to maximum effect” The Wire.

Internationally acclaimed percussionist Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic, lissom performances, daring collaborations and extensive education work. Burgess regularly appears both on stage and in recordings with artists including Peter Gabriel, Joanna MacGregor, Stewart Copeland, Peter Maxwell Davies and his chamber groups ensemblebash and New Noise.

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