The Orchestra of Water:

Following last year’s sell-out tours of The Snowman, Where the Wild Things Are + My Neighbour Totoro, this year join the Enchanted Cinema’s pop-up orchestra to create live sound FX + scores using xylophone and harp to animated films celebrating the spirit of stream, lake, shoreline and sea.

Older kids join us on stage playing xylophones + the Harp from Harris, whilst younger kids cue ingenious sound FX to the film excerpts using hand percussion from around the world + repurposed household objects. Together with scores by The Enchanted Cinema’s instrumentalists (harp, viola, piano, flamenco guitar, concertina + the atmospheric aquaphone), you’ll bring 100 years of animated films magically to life!

Programme of Film Excerpts

Lotte Reineger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (secret lake + sailing boat) – 1926

Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke – the Night Walker, 1997

Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle – baby turtle dream, 2017 

Butterfly short animation – 1972