Last weekend Arcora joined forces with Scala & Kolacny Brothers at the concergebouw Brugge (concertbuilding in Bruges, Belgium). I wrote the arrangements for Arcora and coördinated the technical side of the orchestra to make sure Arcora could be implemented into the Scala-concert with ease and quality. Implementing an orchestra in a modern setting is my trademark. Due to the fact that I have toured the world as a sound technician before focussing completely on the creative side of things, I am able to build a bridge between the world of the orchestra and the world of the technicians during a stressy production like this one.
It was the first time that I tested my “technical carpets”. These are carpets in which the cable systems are build in. That way you can setup the whole technical side of the orchestra (microphones, cables, inear-systems, etc.) in about 20 minutes. This is extremely time-saving and very efficiënt.
The result of this is that the orchestra is not a burden for the production, which brings in a bunch of logistical problems. No, it is a very easy thing to implement into a show in this way!
The conductor of Scala, Stijn Kolacny, is also a very talented pianist. He passed the baton to me during his performance of Eyes Shut from the Chopin Project by Olafur Arnalds.
By the sound of the 1800 people audience in this sold out concert, I think it is safe to say that the joining of our forces was a great succes!
If you haven’t heard of Arcora before I kindly ask you to visit the Arcora website www.arcora-music.com or the facebook page www.facebook.com/arcoramusic. It is my personal orchestra and I think it really rocks!