Death Songbook with Paraorchestra, Charles Hazlewood and Brett Anderson

Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 7pm

Part of In The Round Festival at The Roundhouse Main Space, London, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tickets available from the Roundhouse website.

Friday 26 April 2024 at 8pm

THE HALL, AVIVA STUDIOS, WATER STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ

Tickets available from the Factory International website.

Paraorchestra, Brett Anderson (Suede) and Charles Hazlewood come together for Death Songbook, an exquisite anthology of music by icons such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Skeeter Davis, Japan, David Bowie/Jacques Brel, and Suede.

This rich set amplified by the diversity and virtuosity of Paraorchestra musicians in new arrangements by composer Charlotte Harding features delicate new versions of songs about death, the death of love, of loss, and ultimately of transcendence. It reminds us that music is our greatest friend in bleak times; inviting us to crouch around a candle and meet our sorrow head-on, comforting, nourishing, and uplifting.

Celebrate a multiplicity of styles, moods and textures through an unusual combination of instruments – from the hammered dulcimer to the Wurlitzer piano and, of course, many recorders….

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