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ACO at Vivid Live 2016

Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by ACO Marketing

Rising from the ashes of Joy Division like a phoenix to become synth-pop legends, New Order celebrates 35 years with a specially created live retrospective at the Sydney Opera House including two performances with the ACO and celebrated British composer Joe Duddell.


British composer Joe Duddell. Photo source: Twitter.

Creating the blueprint for the likes of Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem, the Mancunian quintet has returned in vital form with their 10th album, 2015 Music Complete. Inspired by performing live and featuring the newly re-joined Gillian Gilbert (synthesizer), the group has returned with a full-length tribute to the dance floor that recalls their mythic Haçienda period.


New Order released their 10th album last year.

Drawing on Movement's early indie anthems through to the chart-topping highs of Technique and their record-breaking single 'Blue Monday', the group has been in catalogue-hopping spirit on stage, even surprising audiences with renditions of Joy Division favourites to overwhelming effect. In a world premiere for Vivid LIVE New Order showcase their creative breadth with two orchestral shows.

Joe Duddell is a British composer, arranger and conductor renowned for his orchestral collaborations with artists such as Elbow, Richard Hawley and Daughter. He studied composition under Steve Martland, the only classical composer to be signed to iconic, Mancunian Factory Records by Tony Wilson.

Never far from popular culture Joe was asked to orchestrate the now infamous Elbow & The Hallé for Manchester International Festival in 2009. This was followed by three BBC Philharmonic Presents commissions for 6 Music and BBC Radio 1. He is also arranger for Burberry, creating bespoke orchestral soundtracks for their prestigious catwalk shows. Joe is also an Associate of The Royal Academy Of Music and Professor of Music at Bath Spa University. 


NEW ORDER + ACO

World Premiere, Sydney Only
Part of Vivid Live at Sydney Opera House

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