deepblue is the orchestra unleashed.
The performance is charged with emotion and engagement. It's fun, dynamic, entertaining and rule breaking. There is no conductor, no music stands and no stuffy traditions. You don't have to know when to clap and when to be quiet... you can just enjoy it.
deepblue is part band, part orchestra and part theatre. Whether you like traditional orchestral music or not, you must see deepblue for yourself. The performance is unforgettable and it will change your perception forever.
deepblue marries the traditional string section of the orchestra with a 5th section - digital and electronics. Cameras, big screens and dynamic lighting. It is a rich mix of classical, pop and film music delivered with magnificent sound light, images and stories.
deepblue has broken free from the constraints of a traditional orchestra, it is interactive and audience driven.
It has evolved through audiences wanting to experience the power of the music in a presentation and environment that they have grown to expect from other forms of entertainment. They want the orchestra to be fun again!
Not only is the performance a reinvention, so to is the business model that drives deep blue. Community engagement and audience development replace tradition marketing and advertising as our primary promotional tools. We deliver a range of initiatives to support this such as young blue, the deepblue Business to Business strategy, the deepblue indoor picnics, a community sponsorship program, workshops and work experience opportunities.
deepblue we never forget who we are performing for.
At a deepblue show you can clap, cheer, scream, walk around, come late, get a drink or do whatever you like to help you to enjoy the show.
We don't ask you to turn your mobile off, just to turn it down. We want you to text us during the show to tell us what you like and don't like and what you'd like to see more of before the end! (read audience messages from previous shows)
No need to bring your pillow to a deepblue show, it's part concert part theatre and part movie so there's lots going on. If you find a traditional orchestral performance a bit too long, serious and hard to really get involved in the performance, then deepblue is definitely for you.
There's no conductor, there's no music stands for the performers to hide behind, it's all about performing and allowing the audience to get a more intimate sense of the music. The visual and theatical elements interact with the music and through the performers to make up the total deepblue experience.
"deepblue redefines orchestral performance. Its contemporary take on this traditional music form needs to be experienced to be believed. With repertoire ranging from delicate pizzicato moments through to heavy rock, the exuberance and energy of these young musicians was extraordinary. A spectacular audience reaction!"
John Kotzas - Artistic Director, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
deepblue, the proof is in the performance. Don't just take our word for it, read what everyone else thinks.
The deepblue orchestra ranges from 15 to 25 piece depending on the performance. The instruments include strings, percussion and electronica. deepblue is made up of an exceptional group of professional musicians, all with unique performance abilities.
Everyone in the deepblue orchestra is part of the extended creative team, participating in and contributing to the creative process and we are all passionate about the development and success of deepblue.
The deepblue concept extends beyond the orchestra into a range of compatible activities and groups including:
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