Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, England

Two pioneering UK groups, recognised for their individual take on dance and orchestral music, come together in an adventurous multifaceted collaboration.

Masters of improvisation, The Bays, throw away every accepted notion about live music, creating electronic dance grooves on the spot to fit the moment. Extensive appearances on the Festival circuit are testament to their huge success. The mighty Heritage Orchestra, led by talented composer and conductor Jules Buckley, is one of the most exciting and radical young orchestras in the UK. 'A multi-limbed beast of a band, it revels in its power and grace yet is never hindered by it' (Time Out). They come fresh from selling out their Blade Runner concert, in which they performed the soundtrack of this Vangelis classic, at Royal Festival Hall as part of Massive Attack's Meltdown.

Put together their revolutionary attitudes and you are hit with a storm of a show, in which composers John Metcalfe and Simon Hale write new music live on stage inspired by The Bays improvised beats and loops, all remixed for the orchestra by Buckley. This is a high-wire act with no safety net, never to be played, heard or experienced the same way again.

Part of a Music Beyond Mainstream tour
Part of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3

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Added by ChrisDodo on September 9, 2008