Perform Tom Waits
Short & sweet
Armed with the colourful repertoire of uncategorizable American music icon Tom Waits, Quebec City’s L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres offers an event that is more of a carnival show or musical circus than just a concert.
Using nearly 100 objects and invented instruments on stage, the six frenzied multi-instrumentalists perform together, trading instruments and vocals, putting their fingers between the strings, spokes in their wheels and ropes round their necks.
In 2002, when L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres was founded in Quebec City (Canada), the group’s members had no idea they were actually building a springboard for the performing arts. Unclassifiable and bordering on several artistic disciplines, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres first made its mark with the concert-events Performs Tom Waits.
Since, more than 20 original productions, for the stage or public spaces have followed with Shattered Cabaret, Tintamarre caravane, Les Palais and 150 cabanes/homes. Invited to appear on major stages both in Quebec and abroad, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres has presented productions in over 80 cities in some 20 countries in Europe, America and Oceania.
In 2013, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres received The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize by Robert Lepage and in 2015 they received The City of Quebec Prize.