Musical trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are bringing their latest orchestra challenge Swindon Arts Centre THIS WEEK on Thursday June 9.
They’ve completed challenges to create pop-up orchestras at Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival, for Decca records and even a 70-piece orchestra from musicians met on the London Underground.
During June 2016, Shaun and Erik will be attempting to create pop-up orchestras from random strangers around the UK, getting them to play a mix of popular TV/movie themes and original music, as well as performing with local special guests and bands. To complete the challenge they have to play with 150 different musicians over the 10 days.
Each show will see Shaun deliver a hilarious and heartbreaking interactive presentation about the kindness of strangers, a mix between a comedy talk and a motivational speech, followed by a live musical performance from a local special guest. The night culminates with the results of their hard work – a special pop-up orchestra concert at the end of each show, from various musicians they’ve gathered from the local area. In true interactive style, members of the audience choose the songs performed by spinning a wheel at random, making each night truly unique. The finale is the special guest joining the orchestra for an exclusive orchestral rendition of one of their songs.
“Beautiful music” – BBC News
“Sent shivers down my spine.” – The Independent
“The result is truly magical. The creation of sound right in front of your eyes is something truly special.” – Louder Than War
“This is the best thing ever!” – Glastonbury festival Glade stage
Thurs 9th June – Arts Centre, Swindon (w/ Gaz Brookfield & AJ)
Underground Orchestra & Buswell – “It’s You” snippet featuring Flashmob Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHp_Gpi95bQ
For more information, visit www.orchestrachallenge.com/10-day.html
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