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OTR column – the classical and club hook-up

You don’t have to be a raver to be a classical musician, but it helps

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra giving it socks at the Electric Picnic last month

Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 13:43


You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “What’s striking about this wave of activity – aside from the fact that no one told us you had to be a raver to join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra – is that the material works so well in a concert-hall setting. If there was a sense that the original one-off house tunes that soundtracked raves and clubs in the past only worked in a particular setting, the orchestrated performances turn this logic on its head.”