RAMP Concert #1: The Totally Made Up Orchestra

RAMP Concert #1: The Totally Made Up Orchestra

Saturday, 13 July 2024, 2.00pm

Musicians and music lovers of any age, any instrument, any ability to be part of the beautiful, monster music machine and phenomena that is The Totally Made Up Orchestra!

Brian Irvine’s “The Totally Made Up Orchestra” is an orchestra like no other that blends composition, improvisation, words, sounds, movements, noises, gestures, humour and much head scratching into a unique and captivating performance.

Guided by the musical lunacy of composer Brian you will devise, create and perform a completely new work from scratch over the course of just a few hours.

It doesn’t matter if you have been playing for years or minutes! It doesn’t matter if you are 8 or 80!

If you can read music – great! If you don’t read music - even better!

All you need to be part of this amazing ensemble is a desire to be heard, a desire to play with other people, an open mind and a big creative heart. Super fun and wild adventurous music guaranteed! Musicians of all levels and all ages are very welcome.

To take part, please sign up via this link: SIGN UP FORM

8 July 2024 - 6-9pm - Workshop, Cara House, Letterkenny
13 July 2024, 2pm - Performance, RAMP Rathmullan

Brian Irvine’s unique musical world combines the known and the unknown, the free and the fixed, the schooled and the unschooled. He is driven by a single desire to connect, disrupt, reinvent and re-imagine all aspects of life, people, society, art and understanding in any and as many ways possible.
His huge output includes operas, film scores, large scale oratorios, orchestral, ensemble, chamber, solo and dance works as well as games and installations. Often combining and layering diverse, experimental and opposing elements his music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world by a vast array of performers and organisations.

Amanda Koser-Gillespie is a music educator, ethnomusicologist, professional multi-instrumentalist, and community music leadership facilitation trainer. She regularly performs as a member of several ensembles such as the Seeger Sessions Revival Band, Basork, the Hellas Ensemble and The Resonance Trio.
Based in Derry, Northern Ireland, she is the founder of Second Line NI, a community jazz performance charity creating new models of shared music in shared spaces. As the facilitator for Music Bridge, a community music and training project based in Derry, she focuses her workshops on social problems and mental health awareness, all of which ensures that empathy and open communication are at the core of her work.

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