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Brass Colours (Couleurs Cuivres) (Odyssée Ensemble & Cie)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

This was a highly original show from Lyon without much English spoken – funny and genuinely different. A quarrelsome, badly behaved brass quartet were interrupted by an alien with an extensive drum kit and the ability to give electric shocks to those who displeased him, thus bringing the band to order. Musically excellent using well-known composers including Beethoven and Dave Brubeck, it was very playful with a creative and colourful use of technology and lots of movement. During an extract from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony the drummer unexpectedly played ping pong in time to the music – much weirder was to come! In the best tradition of the musical avant garde they introduced new instruments and new ways to play old instruments. Intrigued? See the show.

theSpace Triplex, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]