The 2012 Sydney Festival surpassed itself judging by the attendances and the breadth of the line- up. One the featured acts, Tubular Bells For Two, received rave reviews. A re-make of Mike Oldfield’s atmospheric classic from the 1970’s, the two musicians who re-created it were probably not even born when it made its debut. Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth have reduced the multi-track score to one that is played by just the two of them maneouvering around not only the tubular bells, but pianos, organs, electric guitars, acoustic/bass and Spanish guitars, mandolin, percussion, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals and synthesizers.
In this video they talk about their project which won them the award for the Best Musical Moment at the 2010 Sydney Fringe Festival.
Video courtesy of Festival TV.