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Proms 2011 Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra

Prom 39: Spaghetti Western Orchestra
22:15 Fri 12 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
The inventive Spaghetti Western Orchestra present their own unique take on Western soundtracks and the music of Ennio Morricone - look out for asthma inhalers, cereal packets and other unlikely instruments.
The inventive Spaghetti Western Orchestra present their own unique take on Western soundtracks and the music of Ennio Morricone - look out for asthma inhalers, cereal packets and other unlikely instruments.

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Spaghetti Western Orchestra

The five inventive multitaskers of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra have their own way of presenting film music in concert.

Fascinated by the scores of Ennio Morricone, they have devised an unclassifiable entertainment in which his epic soundtracks for film maker Sergio Leone are recreated with extraordinary virtuosity on instruments both conventional and rather less so.

'We really embraced the absurdity of a bunch of Aussie guys trying to do what Morricone did with a cast of hundreds and so we went about listening to the music and exploring the idea that every sound is equal and giving equal importance to all sounds.'

Expect a loose narrative, new uses for the asthma inhaler and the cornflake packet, and a rich harvest of post-modern laughs.

There will be no interval

Watch Spaghetti Western Orchestra interview and musical excerpt.