29 May 2006
New Order video event at The ICA, London 
According to the latest ICA press mailing, "Film Event – Michael Shamberg presents New Order", is scheduled for Autumn 2006 (subject to confirmation). This is billed as "A night of New Order on-screen. An audio-visual journey through the group's history, presented by Michael Shamberg. Seminal videos will be screened, as well as premieres of new videos for Everything's Gone Green and Turn and a rare chance to see Leos Carax's video for Crystal. Followed by DJ event in the ICA Theatre, with Peter Hook, Tony Wilson, Oliver Wilson."

www.kinoteca.net [Michael Shambery official site]

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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