As part of the 2018 Adelaide Festival, The Lost and Found Orchestra is setting up to be one of the highlight events of the series. Originally created for the Brighton Festival back in 2006, The Lost and Found Orchestra – under the direction of Luke Cresswell – has seen instruments invented and reinvented by using items like bottles, traffic cones, musical saws and more.
In bringing the Orchestra idea to Adelaide, the call for participants to join has been thrown open to the South Australian public this week. The production for the Adelaide Festival has levelled up; collaborating with Nigel Jamieson, who was behind the Sydney Olympics Opening, The Lost and Found Orchestra’s production for 2018 is looking for 500 volunteer cast members to be part. If you’re 12 years or older and have some sense of rhythmic co-ordination and enthusiasm in spades – definitely apply!
The volunteers will join a 24 piece UK ensemble for the event, definitely one of a kind. Workshops led by Cresswell take place on December 9th and 10th. If you are interested, head here to apply! The list of roles on offer can be viewed below:
Saw Section: for established string players, with high existing skill level
Brass Section: for established brass players, with high existing skill level
Percussion Section: for established percussion players, with high existing skill level
Choir Section: preferably in an existing choir with a good skill level
Ensemble A: Percussion and drumming skills, a good sense of rhythm and co-ordination and a willingness to perform various roles and mass choreography, spread across the site
Ensemble B: A good sense of rhythm and co-ordination and a willingness to perform various roles and mass choreography, spread across the site