Mon 23 Nov 2020 - Sun 31 Jan 2021
Established in 1999, the brainchild of Jason Swinscoe, The Cinematic Orchestra are a nu jazz collective that fuse a live band with electronic samples and a turntablist to deliver a sound that straddles between jazz improvisation and downtempo electronica.
Their critically-acclaimed debut album Motion, released in 1999, resulted in an invitation from the organisers of Porto European City of Culture festival to write a new score for Soviet director, Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent documentary Man With A Movie Camera. This would be the first of two soundtrack albums that helped The Cinematic Orchestra live up to their name.
Since Motion, the group have gone on to release three further studio albums, Every Day (2002), Ma Fleur (2007) and most recently 2019’s To Believe. And, in December they'll be able to see them perform an exclusively recorded concert in a locked down Royal Festival Hall.
To celebrate this, five classic live performances by The Cinematic Orchestra have been pulled together for your enjoyment.
We can't go out so we're not spending money on things like coffee and cakes, glass of wine or beer, and generally eating out and socialising.
Why not pop the money you’ve saved on some of these things into a jar and put it towards the Raise the Roof appeal. If we ask friends and family to do the same we could raise a reasonable amount of money for the appeal.
Even if we only put a couple of pounds a week away it would all add up. What do you think - shall we give it a go? It would be great if once our wonderful theatre can reopen we have lots of jars of money to hand over!
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You'll be surprised how much is going on in our virtual theatre - plays, opera, festivals, musicals - don't miss out!