L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres with guests 'The New Cackle Sisters'

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Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, West End, Greater London SE1 8XX
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Quebec City's L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres present an energetic spectacle based on the music of icon Tom Waits. Armed with Wait's colourful repertoire, this bustling orchestra offer an event that is more of a carnival show or musical circus than just a concert. Using nearly 100 objects and invented instruments on stage, watch them hammer and caress them in madcap scenes of unbridled energy. In this powerful tribute to the world of Waits, the performers remain faithful to the spirit of his work, but also turn it into a playing field for viewers. Mixing styles and adapting the arrangements, these six frenzied multi-instrumentalists perform in front of each other and over each other, trading instruments and vocals, putting their fingers between the strings, spokes in their wheels, ropes round their necks...

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