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Darebin Arts Presents - Tubular Bells For Two

BY Darebin Arts Presents | 21-Apr-2015
Darebin Arts will transform the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre into a two-man orchestral extravaganza this May, when they bring internationally acclaimed Tubular Bells For Two to Melbourne. This dynamic music event will play two nights only.
Two crazy barefoot Aussies attempt to faithfully recreate the epic 1973 masterpiece that was Tubular Bells. The catch? With only four hands and four feet between them, they have to tackle over twenty instruments in a tense acrobatic feat. Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells is perhaps the most unlikely smash hit record ever to be released. The beautiful and sprawling progressive Celtic-folk-rock opus shot to number one in album charts around the world in 1973 and 1974, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin music empire. 

When Oldfield released his masterpiece, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. Now, 40 years on, performed by just two massively talented musicians - Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts - this thrilling show recreates the album on stage, in real time in a unique and compelling theatrical experience. You'll be kept on the edge of your seat as the performers take risk after risk, leading you around every twist and turn of one of the most important albums of the 20th Century. It sounds like Tubular Bells, but you've never seen it like this before. A true treat for aficionados, and a breathtaking introduction for the uninitiated.