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Joe Duddell caused quite a stir and so

should Ruby his percussion concerto for

Colin Currie and the Bournemouth

Symphony Orchestra [read more]

The Independent


Freaky Dancer

It has a minimal quality to it, but it also

has an incredible groove

[read more]

Bill Kanengiser

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet


Four (mere) Bagatelles

had a wonderful clarity and assurance,

expressed most tellingly in the chords of

the third bagatelle, which reached a

positively serene acquiescence

The Guardian


Ode to English

Delicate and elegiac, furthest removed

from celebratory indulgence, Duddell set

Grace Nichol’s Ode to English with artful


The Guardian



It’s elegantly crafted block-structure with

a constant interplay of metre and

rhythmic pattern managed to intrigue the

ear in a way that imprints itself quite firmly

in the mind [read more]

The Guardian



Snowblind is a sharply focused piece of

writing in three distinctive movements

[read more]

The Scotsman


Elbow and the Hallé

Stretched and turned the existing

orchestrations into spellbinding flights of

fancy [read more]

Bury Times


Elbow & the Hallé

***** (5 stars)

a night set to be instantly etched in

Mancunian folklore [read more]

Music OMH


New Order & ACO

**** (4 stars)

Glorious arrangements make for a

moving retrospective [read more]

The Guardian


New Order & ACO

A win for the band, orchestra and

audience. A rarity to be celebrated

[read more]

The Sydney Morning Herald


Nero & BBC Philharmonic

The result though was an exhilarating

listen. The symphony soared and

brooded, building to a powerful final


The Guardian


James & Orchestra of the Swan

****  (4 stars) 

On all these songs the band, orchestra

and choir dance in perfect harmony. And

when that unity peaks with Sometimes

the prolonged standing ovation says it all

Manchester Evening News


Elbow & The Hallé

***** (5 stars)

Earns the very rare honour of a standing

ovation after only the first half [read more]

The Guardian


Steve Mason at The Barbican

**** (4 stars)

Opening with an astonishing 11 min long

reworking... which switched between

dissonant and dreamy  [read more]

The Independent


Steve Mason at The Barbican

**** (4 stars)

A thrilling celebration of his 20 year

career [read more]

The Times



***** (5 stars)

Intensely emotional scenes as New

Order revisit their back catalogue on a

grand scale with synth orchestra

[read more]

The Guardian


Elbow & the Hallé

**** (4 stars)

His arrangements are deeply

sympathetic, keeping the character of

each song [read more]

The Telegraph



**** (4 stars)

Playing deep cuts reorchestrated for 12

synths... New Order excel at their most

electronic [read more]

The Observer