Orchestral Evolution

A commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’….

A piece of music for an infinitely sized orchestra of all instruments and abilities. The piece has been written by The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra in conjunction with Soundstorm, the Music Education Hub for Bournemouth and Poole. The project is for young people of a huge range of ages from schools in and around Bournemouth – Funded through support from Arts Council England.

Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz bands, an after school ukulele club to the in house rock band are all invited to learn the piece and are then invited to perform the piece in various different ‘pop-up orchestra’ performances.

Students can choose different loops as they progress as musicians, meaning students are able to grow and evolve the piece as they too grow and evolve as musicians.

The piece was launched in early 2018 and saw a second round of workshops and finale performance in 2019. You can find out more, bring it to your hub/school or get involved by emailing contact@chriswoodsgroove.co.uk or Rachel.Sene@Bournemouth.gov.uk

You can also read five blog posts that were created whilst the piece was being created here…
Orchestral Evolution Part 1
Orchestral Evolution Part 2
Orchestral Evolution Part 3 – ‘Modular Music’
Orchestral Evolution Part 4 – ‘Ready To Go’
Orchestral Evolution Part 5 – ‘Performance and Recording’