What happens when you put a pop band and a chamber orchestra in a room and lock the door? Frankly, in most cases we would rather not have to find out - unless of course one of the parties involved is our hands-down favourite Danish indie band, Efterklang, in which case the result is bound to be spectacular.
'Performing Parades' is a monumental project undertaken by Efterklang and The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. After ten months of preparations the band along with 50 musicians, dressed in full Efterklang regalia, performed Efterklang's epic album 'Parades' live at Copenhagen's Koncerthuset. The show was fully recorded for posterity in sound and on film by Danish national television station DR.
Originally released as a limited edition CD+DVD by The Leaf Label, 'Performing Parades' is now available for the first time as a digital download, in all its visual and acoustic splendour.
Besides the full 55-minute concert film and the audio album, the Deluxe Video Edition contains a wealth of bonus material: A 35-minute documentary, 'Recreating Parades', which shares insights into the trying gestation of the project, as well as seven of Efterklang's stunning videos for 'Parades', created by artists like illustrator Carolina Melis and acclaimed design duo Hvass&Hannibal, responsible for Efterklang's album covers, concert costumes, and the video for 'Mirador', which has racked up over one million views on YouTube.