Efterklang are planning an exciting and innovative series of events in collaboration with Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, entitled The Piramida Concerts.
Another epic scale project from this ever resourceful and imaginative band, the concerts, and Piramida the album, due for release later this year, originated from and were informed by, a special expedition undertaken by the band in 2011, about which they have yet to share any details or information.
Performing music from their forthcoming album ‘Piramida’, Efterklang have engaged classical arrangers Missy Mazzoli (Kronos Quartet, Victoire), Karsten Fundal (Under Byen, Oh Land) and Daníel Bjarnason (Sigur Rós, Múm) to help their new songwriting fully integrate with the 35-piece Northern Sinfonia, conducted by André de Ridder, who is much in demand in the classical world and has a passion for the development of contemporary music. The Danish trio will be performing as a six-piece, augmented by Peter Broderick (piano), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir) and a special drummer to be announced later. The Piramida Concerts premieres at the Sydney Opera House in Australia on 26th May 2012.
The UK tour dates are below
23rd - The Sage, Gateshead - tickets
24th - Usher Hall, Edinburgh - tickets
27th - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry - tickets
28th - Dome, Brighton - tickets
29th - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - tickets
30th - Barbican, London - tickets