Hidden Orchestra is an imagined orchestra compiled in multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Joe Acheson’s studio using many separate recordings of guest musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds, combined with field recordings, bass, and intricate layers of drums.
The music is a melting-pot of Joe’s extremely varied musical experiences and influences from an array of genres, and has been described as electronic music made with acoustic instruments and natural sounds. Music built on contrasts, at once anxious and calming, dark and light, fast and slow – full of abstract emotion which is open to the listener’s interpretation.
2022 saw the return of AV shows from the Hidden Orchestra live band after Joe spent his time during the pandemic working on the award-winning Creaks OST for cult Czech games studio Amanita Design, an album with Cerys Matthews and ten of the UK’s foremost poets on Decca Records, and a series of multi-speaker outdoor woodland sound/music installations in Kew Gardens’ botanical forest at Wakehurst.
Presented by Bristol Beacon & Ear Trumpet Music
Format: Unreserved standing
Age: All ages (Under 16s accompanied by an adult)
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“A truly extra-sensory experience.”
Arms and Sleepers
Consisting of Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic, Arms and Sleepers is an American electronic trip hop duo. Established in 2006, the project has always been difficult to categorise – originally formed in the post-rock scene, the duo have since gravitated towards oscillating electronica and ambient chill-hop beats, though they remain an eclectic favourite for post-rock fans nonetheless.
When performing live, the band take delight in immersing audiences with synchronised visual accompaniment for a truly cinematic experience.
Getting to the venue
Location: The Fleece is located in Bristol City Centre off Victoria Street near to Bristol Bridge and Castle Park.
Bicycle racks can be found on Victoria Street neat the venue. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Pay and display on-street parking can be found on St Thomas Street. The nearest multi-storey car park is the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street 450m from the venue across Bristol Bridge.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
The Fleece is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
Victoria Street bus stop is 100m from the venue. City Centre bus stops are 700m away across Bristol Bridge.
The Fleece has step-free level access from street level. Inside the venue there is a historic flagstone floor that is uneven in places.
There is a dedicated accessible viewing area to the right of the stage.
On-street parking is available nearby behind the venue.
Accessible toilets are located in the corridor to the right of the bar.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue and auditorium.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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