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Ruby

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

simplicity

Tom Service, The Guardian

 

Mnemonic

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

Snowblind is a sharply focused piece of

writing in three distinctive movements

[read more]

The Scotsman

Duddell’s concerto, which is being

premiered on this tour is a fabulous

addition to a percussion repertoire too

long on pyrotechnics and short on quality

[read more]

Edinburgh Evening News

 

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

section

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

 

∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif)

***** (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

 

∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif)

**** (4 stars)

Playing deep cuts reorchestrated for 12

synths... New Order excel at their most

electronic [read more]

The Observer