Hidden Orchestra is the solo studio project of multi-instrumentalist composer/producer Joe Acheson, currently based in Brighton (UK).
The sound of Hidden Orchestra on record is an intense and varied sonic journey, and the live experience is no different. The innovative set-up, with two drummers as the ‘front man’, has caused excitement and amazement from their very earliest gigs, from fans and critics alike.
Since the release of ‘Night Walks’ in 2010, the band has toured in over 30 countries, building a devoted audience in many territories, selling out venues from Edinburgh and London through to Prague, Moscow, Athens and Istanbul.
The band has been continually developing several different spectacular live audiovisual setups in collaboration with Bristol-based artist Tom Lumen. Depending on the event, this can be a simple screen-based setup (for flying shows and festivals), through to installations of multiple screens, filled with bespoke visuals and live on-stage camera footage.
There have also been site-specific shows which feature extensive projection-mapping of the buildings’ architecture; this show can potentially be done anywhere.