The Orchestra featuring Spacer
Electronic jazz - Club jazz
Nick Elles (clarinets); Pete Wareham (sax); Chris Worsey, Ian Burdge (cello); Andrew Skeet (director, keyboards); Spacer (electronics, samples); Celine Saout (harp); Charlie Cross, Katherine Shave (viola); Anna Giddey, Anna Morris, Fiona Brice, Gillon Cameron, Natalia Bonner, Nina Cockburn (violin); Nick Cartledge (flutes); Nick Etwell, Tom Rees-Roberts (trumpet); James Adams (trombone); Nathan Thomas (french horn); Sam Burgess (double bass); Tim Weller (drums); Colin McCann (timpani, percussion).
Sun 13 July 2003 16:30 - 17:30 Roof Terrace
In the Future XXL program on the roof terrace, big bands face the challenge by mixing authentic big band music with samples and electronics. New techniques in the fields of computers and sampling will be used to open up the music in all aspects and to create a new musical vocabulary. Spacey triphop-like journeys can be found in the music of the 22-headed The Orchestra from the U.K. This clever musical adventure started two years ago, when The Orchestra, led by Andrew Skeet, started making music with sampler king Spacer. This led to so much feedback that The Orchestra, which has its origins in classical music and consists exclusively of classically schooled musicians, will be working with artists from the club, dance and hiphop scene much more frequently. The album Look Away Now, which came out last year, is a registration of the prolific collaboration between The Orchestra and Luke 'Spacer' Gordon. It is a sophisticated and infectious collection of electronics, violins, beats and jazz, in which orchestral limits slowly fade away.