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On the Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Some info on NCO

The Nu Civilisation Orchestra is earning a reputation as a shapeshifting, cutting edge ensemble. Refusing to be bound by genre or scale, it metamorphoses into a new format as each new project is unveiled. Founded in 2008 by Gary Crosby OBE and lead by musical director, Peter Edwards, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents audiences with stories worth of great soundtracks, expanding musical scores from the world of visual arts, film, dance and literature.

Since inception, the Orchestra has presented an eclectic body of work including the likes of Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto; a joint performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Duke Ellington's 'A Tone Parallel to Harlem; Charles Mingus' The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady with dance Troupe , Clod Ensemble; Live film scores for John Akomfrah's acclaimed documentary The Stuart Hall Project and the Oscar Micheaux/ Paul Robson silent classic, Body And Soul and most recently a big band reimagining of Joni Mitchell's Hejira, featuring vocalists Eska, Lisa Hannigan, Emel Mathlouthi, Nadine Shah and poet Sabrina Mahfouz for international Women's Day at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Most recent projects

Ronnie Scott's Feb 2019


NCO/ BBC Concert Orchestra - Symphonic Ellington November 2020 RADIO BROADCAST

Clod Ensemble - Black Saint and the sinner lady May 2020

Dartington Summer School August 2020

Coventry Cathedral 2021


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