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Hidden Orchestra


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Hidden Orchestra is compiled by multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Joe Acheson, featuring guest musicians from different backgrounds.

  • When: Wednesday 25 October 2023, 7 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: General admission: £22 + booking fee
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 25 October 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

Hidden Orchestra head to Metronome on Wednesday 25 October as part of the ‘To Dream is to Forget’ tour.

Hidden Orchestra is an imagined orchestra compiled in multi-instrumentalist/composer/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. Alongside the solo studio albums, the live band has been an integral part of the project from the start.

The music is a melting-pot of Joe’s extremely varied musical experiences and influences from an array of genres from across time and around the world, 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, following a pandemic during which Joe released 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.

The live band features Joe on bass and electronics, drummer Jamie Graham, and a roster of virtuoso live guests from the album recordings, including Jack McNeill (clarinet), Becky Knight (cello) and Poppy Ackroyd (piano). Immersive visuals are created live on stage by Tom Newell of Limbic Cinema.

14+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult)


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Location details


Huntingdon Street


The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to to plan your journey.

For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.

Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.

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