Bell Orchestre Presents House Music
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Montreal's fabled avant-garde outfit comes together in the beautiful Canadian woodlands for a performance film in our online broadcast.
Bell Orchestre consists of six musical mavericks, including Arcade Fire members Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry.
Continuing to shift the boundaries of instrumental music, their highly anticipated new record House Music is released on Friday 19 March on Erased Tapes.
House Music brings to mind the legacies of improvisation-exploring greats like Talk Talk, The Orb, Bitches-era Miles Davis and Ennio Morricone.
In their new album, Bell Orchestre captures the mysterious poetics of musical invention happening in real time.
Both the album and this visual counterpart, directed by band member Kaveh Nabatian, unfold as one long piece, a recorded-then-sculpted improvisation that expands their work, coalescing classical and electronic instrumentation in the creation of genre-defying musical worlds.
Pietro Amato french horn, keyboards, electronics
Michael Feuerstack Pedal steel guitar, keyboards, vocals
Kaveh Nabatian trumpet, gongoma, keyboards, vocals
Sarah Neufeld violin, vocals
Richard Reed Parry double bass, vocals
Stefan Schneider drums
This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre. Full details on how to access the show will be available in the DICE app and sent by email before the stream is due to start. For a full list of FAQs please visit the following link: bit.ly/bell-orchestre-southbank
Presented by Southbank Centre.
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Drawing its six members from diverse musical backgrounds, Bell Orchestre has come together to form one of the most cohesive and intuitive bands making music today. It's as if the group as a whole has tapped into a very particular, very distinct energy: like that of an approaching storm. To say they are an instrumental band is like saying El Greco was just a painter, or Frank Gehry just builds museums: it fails to capture their essence.
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