∑(No,12k,Lg,18Ogr) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes...
New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes... was commissioned by Manchester International Festival with a worldwide premier on 29 June for MIF17.
Orchestrated and conducted by Joe, the shows feature a 12 piece synthesiser orchestra from the Royal Northern College of Music housed in an immersive installation by acclaimed visual artist Liam Gillick which reacts dynamically to the music. For the show the band have worked with Joe to deconstruct, rethink and rebuild a wealth of material from throughout their career: familiar and obscure, old and new. Delighting fans with songs that haven’t been played live in 30 years the shows have received 5 star reviews and critical acclaim across the board.
***** The Guardian
"There are emotional scenes as New Order revisit their back catalogue on a grand scale with synth orchestra, airing songs not heard for 30 years plus rapturously received tributes to the band's fated predecessor, Joy Division"
In May 2018 the show started its overseas journey with performances at OGR Torino in Turin and Wiener Festwochen in Vienna. The Vienna shows were filmed for a documentary by director Mike Christie. Part documentary, part concert Decades aired on Sky Arts on 22 Sep 2018.