The Hidden Orchestra

  • Friday | 08.03.13
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

Hidden Orchestra make music that incorporates and redefines elements of jazz, classical, rock, hip-hop and electronica to form a deeply original and cohesive whole – resplendent with layers of energy, emotion and atmosphere.

“Every bit as jawdropping as DJ Shadow’s Entroducing – SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD

An intense and rewarding listening experience, their sound encompasses the energy and production techniques of studio-produced beats, but replacing synths and drum machines with natural/acoustic sounds and instruments. It is a sonic blueprint built on contrasts – experimental without losing accessibility, electronic and acoustic, complex and simple, dark and energetic whilst intricate and calm.

“Stunning stuff” – 9/10 – IDJ MAGAZINE

Hidden Orchestra is centred around the composer/producer Joe Acheson with the core quartet of the live act formed around the duelling drum kits, percussion and electronic pads of two drummers, Tim Lane and Jamie Graham, completed by Poppy Ackroyd’s distinctive, multi-faceted violin and piano playing, with Acheson on bass and electronics. Hidden Orchestra have seen their star rise steadily and emphatically since the release of their debut album on Tru Thoughts in 2010, Night Walks, with an organic buzz building as they have toured their highly in-demand live show at clubs and major festivals throughout over 20 countries in Europe and beyond.

“Layering electro-acoustic sounds against intelligent-techno beats… a sense of unfolding drama and mystery that is very effective” – PHIL JOHNSON, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Hidden Orchestra released their second album, Archipelago, in 2012 and visiting Band on the Wall as part of a major European tour. An incredible night is promised in the company of one of our very favourite contemporary, and extremely current, bands.

This event will begin at 7.30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.

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