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Event Archive - At the Metro:: L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres Performs Tom Waits

Sun. March 25th 2012 Metro Studio (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
Tickets at:, 2-1609 Blanshard, Victoria, 250 590 6291
Presented by: Intrepid Theatre
Armed with the colourful repertoire of uncategorizable American music icon Tom Waits, Quebec City’s L’Orchestre d’Hommes – Orchestres (The One Man Band-Band) offer an event that is more of a carnival show or musical circus than just a concert. This bustling orchestra performs the music of Tom Waits using nearly 100 objects and invented instruments on stage, which they hammer and caress in madcap scenes of unbridled energy.

In this powerful tribute to the world of Waits, the performers remain faithful to the spirit of his work, but also turn it into a playing field for viewers. Mixing styles and adapting the arrangements, these six frenzied multi-instrumentalists perform in front of each other and over each other, trading instruments and vocals, putting their fingers between the strings, spokes in their wheels, ropes round their necks…


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