James Poke (born 1963 in Dorking, England) is a musician, primarily known as artistic director and co-founder of the ensemble Icebreaker.[1]

Poke studied music at the University of York and composition with Erich Urbanner at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. With John Godfrey he founded Icebreaker in 1989. As well as running the group, he also plays flutes, pan-pipes, keyboards and WX11 wind synthesiser in the ensemble. He has arranged many pieces for Icebreaker and produced or co-produced several of Icebreaker's albums.[2] He also works as a music copyist.

He also has a strong interest in politics and is currently chair of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, and also chair of the West Surrey branch of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.

Discography

Playing flutes, pan-pipes, wind synthesiser and keyboards:

References

  1. ^ "I C E B R E A K E R". icebreaker.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. ^ "James Poke Discography at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Icebreaker (5) Discography at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Diderik Wagenaar". wn.com. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Cantaloupe | Album". www.cantaloupemusic.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Cantaloupe | Album". www.cantaloupemusic.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Cantaloupe | Album". www.cantaloupemusic.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Cantaloupe | Album". www.cantaloupemusic.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.