Heaven 17 To Perform Penthouse And Pavement Live For The Very First Time.

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In 2010 British Electric Foundation will present Heaven 17 performing their seminal 1981 album of the year Penthouse And Pavement live in its entirety for the very first time.

Featuring original members - lead singer Glenn Gregory and synthesist and vocalist Martyn Ware, together with backing vocalist Billie Godfrey, electric guitarist Asa Bennett, Joel Farland on electronic percussion and legendary bass guitarist Randy Hope-Taylor.

Lighting designer Pip Rhodes will coordinate a live digital visual show featuring some of the biggest names and most talented up-and-coming artists from the worlds of digital and graphic design, fine art and film, including Chris Bird (United Visual Artists), graphic designer Malcolm Garrett, Mike Faulkner (D-Fuse), famous artist Tim Head, Ian Anderson (Designers Republic), Ross Phillips (ShowStudio), Brian Duffy (Modified Toy Orchestra), James Strong, Kim Leliboux, Ed Cookson (The Sancho Plan), BAFTA-winning filmmaker Julian Henriques, Ben Tomlinson, James Bates, Chris Cheeseman and, of course, Pip Rhodes and Heaven 17 themselves.

The event will be curated from the moment the audience enters the venue, as the LED wall will be showing the visual artists' interpretations of BEF compositions from the same period, including tracks from BEF albums Music For Stowaways and Music Of Quality And Distinction Vol.1 - and all artists have been allowed to express their interpretations freely with no prior guidance from Heaven 17. The artists contributing to this 'group show' will be credited - this will be a world-first multimedia show - part art installation and part concert - the evening culminating with Penthouse And Pavement being performed in its entirety, the two sides punctuated by special BEF performances featuring surprise guest singers.

This will be a unique opportunity for the audience to immerse themselves in Heaven 17 and BEF's futuristic musical vision of the period, using today's technologies and sensibilities - this is no nostalgia show...

...We’re going to live for a very long time...

Confirmed dates can be found here.