Peter Hook, the legendary bassist from Joy Divison, has teamed up with Manchester Camerata for a special show revisiting his band’s post-punk repertoire in London.
Taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 5th July 2019, the show will be a celebration of one of the most influential bands of all-time. It will be an immersive show curated by Hook, who acts as executive producer, alongside Musical Director Tim Crooks.
The songs of Joy Division will be backed by a full orchestra and be presented in a state-of-the-art concert setting.
About the first Orchestrated concert Peter Hook commented, “In my recent work with orchestras, I realised that my first group could also lend itself to this. Post punk is already dramatic and this will accentuate that and take it to another performing and emotional level.”
“I’ve been very impressed with how our arranger Tim Crooks works and I know the band’s canon will be treated with great reverence and care, enthusiasm and passion as the originals were. I am positive everyone involved will create something very special.”
Tim Crooks added “To be given the opportunity to present the music of Joy Division with Hooky and the wildly experimental Manchester Camerata is a great honour. The process for me involves peering through the veil of history to create an immersive experience that retains the anarchic, raw spirit of the originals. Modern life is rubbish. This is analogue, unfettered and live.”