Paraorchestra are reinventing the orchestra for the 21st century – this is how we’re doing it.
This was a banner year for Paraorchestra and we’ve so much more to share throughout 2023 and beyond. For now, we want to say thank you to every single one of our of musicians, supporters & collaborators
Paraorchestra with Charles Hazlewood
Filmed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 28th September 2019
Film by John Minton
Through live music, storytelling, and AV Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism.
This video sets this world-changing musical movement that inspired the show in global historical context.
Based on Charles Hazlewood’s acclaimed 2018 BBC4 programme, Tones Drones and Arpeggios; Minimalism Changed My Life explores work by some of the great composers of the genre who rebooted classical music in the 20th Century.
Key musical minimalist ingredients are blended with a visual narrative that brings the stories behind the genre to life – including Charles Hazlewood’s own journey into minimalism – firmly placing them in a global historical context; sexual liberation, economic instability and the existential threats of the Cold War and Cuba Missile Crisis.
Minimalism Changed My Life is a truly unique opportunity to experience the last big idea in classical music, one that has rocked mainstream music and reverberated through the genres ever since.
Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
Pauline Oliveros: A Woman Sees How The World Goes With No Eyes
Pauline Oliveros: The Last Time (Ultima Vez)
Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble
Produced by Paraorchestra
We are pleased to announce regional UK screenings of the full length concert film of Beth Gibbons performing Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra featuring conducting from Krzysztof Penderecki.
Locations & tickets: http://smarturl.it/BGScreenings
7 & 10 April – Belfast – Queens Film Theatre
13 April: Cine Tonala – Mexico City (Sold Out)
19 April: The Projector – Singapore
19 – 22 April – Bristol – Watershed
19 & 20 April – Glasgow – Film Theatre
27 & 28 April – Exeter – Phoenix
4 May: The Projector – Singapore
6 May – Nantes, FR Le Cinématographe
9 May – Clevedon (Somerset) – Curzon
13 May – Inverness – Edencourt
18 May – Newcastle – Tyneside
28 May – Sheffield – Showroom
31 May – Dundee – Dundee Contemporary Arts
14 – 16 June – Cardiff – Chapter
15 June – Birmingham – Midland Arts Centre (MAC)
Originally an exhibition biopic. This the shortened version for the Genesis website.
Nearly 200 previously unseen oil paintings are now shared for the very first time in Chrissie Hynde’s signed limited edition book,
Adding The Blue. Find out more: AddingTheBlue.com
Twelfth Man belongs to Short Plays, a Daniel Gruener project commemorating the 2014 World Cup.
Director: Duane Hopkins, Short Film, 6 mins
Producer: Samm Haillay (Third Films)
Editors: Michael Gardiner, John Minton
Sound Design: Michael Gardiner