Underground Orchestra Challenge - Be a part of musical history and help us raise money for Daytrippers children's charity

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   Project started on January 4, 2013
Underground Orchestra Challenge - Be a part of musical history and help us raise money for Daytrippers children's charity

Last year, Shaun Buswell set himself the challenge to form an entire orchestra from strangers that he met as passengers travelling on the London Underground.

He had to do this by 12th December 2012. After 1 year, and over 200 different underground stations, Shaun succeeded in forming an orchestra of over 60 strangers, who performed for one night only on Saturday 26th January 2013 at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.

The event, in aid of the charity "Daytrippers", showcased some of the footage recorded during Shaun's journey, along with a unique performance from the orcheastra, playing a mix of classical (Holst, Dvořák & Grieg), contemporary (Buswell's own "Folkestral" compositions) and music from films featuring the London Underground.

We are looking to raise further funds for daytrippers, and to produce CDs and DVDs of the event, enabling us to raise further funds for Daytrippers.

THE CHALLENGE
Simply put, Shaun formed an orchestra out of musicians he met as strangers travelling on the London Underground. More information can be found at www.121212.org.uk.

Your pledge will help us to cover costs from the night, which are currently being used from ticket sales, and allow us to produce CDs and DVDs, of which the profits will be used to go towards Daytrippers' activities with their children.

Posted on 19/10/15

10 Day Orchestra Challenge

So, 2.5 years after completing the Underground Orchestra Challenge, I'll be attempting a new challenge in November - to travel around 10 cities in the UK, creating pop-up orchestras from local musicians each night. By the end I have to have performed with 100 local musicians. So I'll be taking to the streets the day of each show, running around, attempting to randomly bump into musicians! If you're interested or want to support, then head over to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-10-day-orchestra-challenge for more info. Thanks Shaun


Posted on 26/02/13

Live shows

So, as we approach the last week of fundraising, and after discussions with many of the musicians that performed on this one-off event, we have decided to give put some live performances on as rewards. This is a once only offer. We are, of course, open to negotiations, but really want to do this and raise funds for Daytrippers, and help get a Documentary finished, so we can tell this story to you all. The orchestra can play the whole set from the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, or possible some new material/requests, depending on time/offers. Thanks for reading!


Posted on 28/01/13

Digital poster prints and T-Shirts available

We're very pleased to announce this wonderful artwork by Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (www.lordbunn.com). The original artwork has already been sold to George Tilley of Sydney, Australia, but the following items are still available: - 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge Digital Poster Print (ltd to 100) -Ltd Edition Signed & Numbered 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge poster (ltd to 25) - Ltd Edition t-shirt by renowned Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (ltd to 25) Go get them now!!


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Have your name feature as a "patron" in the credits of the Full 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge (UOC) Documentary. A GREAT & CHEAP WAY TO SUPPORT THE CHALLENGE!
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Ltd Edition 12.12.12 UOC Oyster Card holder. Non-UK buyers, please add £1 for postage & packing
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Send us a picture of yourself and have your name and photo appear as a "special patron" in the credits of the full 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge Documentary
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12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge Digital Poster Print by renowned Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (www.lordbunn.com). Non-UK buyers, please add £2 for postage & packing
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Ltd edition signed and numbered Buswell CD (/100) containing pre-recorded versions of songs performed from the show (not live from 26th Jan show at Sheps Bush Empire). Non-UK buyers, please add £2 for postage & packing
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Ltd edition signed & numbered (/100) live CD of the 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra performing on 26th January 2013 @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Non-UK buyers, please add £2 for postage and packing
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Exclusive ltd edition signed & numbered DVD (/100) of the full 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge documentary, including footage of the performance on 26th January at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Non-UK buyers, please add £2 for postage & packing
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Ltd Edition t-shirt by renowned Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (http://lordbunn.tumblr.com/post/40178425246/a-very-old-friend-of-mine-has-organised-a-charity). Non-UK, please add £2 for postage & packing
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Ltd Edition Signed & Numbered 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge poster by renowned Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (http://lordbunn.tumblr.com/post/40178425246/a-very-old-friend-of-mine-has-organised-a-charity). Non-UK, please add £2 for postage & packing
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Ltd Edition (/100) signed & numbered DVD (featuring footage screened on 26th January) + CD (featuring pre-recorded versions of songs performed from the show). Non-UK buyers, please add £2 for postage and packing
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Shaun plus 4 to 6 members of the underground orchestra will perform an acoustic show for you, in your living room. Anywhere within a 200 mile radius of London.
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Shaun plus 4 to 6 members of the underground orchestra will perform an acoustic show for you, in your living room. Anywhere in he UK
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Original artwork for 12.12.12 Underground Orchestra Challenge poster, signed by renowned Sheffield artist Lord Bunn (it took him week and weeks to do!). http://lordbunn.tumblr.com/post/40178425246/a-very-old-friend-of-mine-has-organised-a-charity
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Shaun plus 6-10 members of the underground orchestra will perform a bespoke show for you, anywhere within a 200 mile radius of London.
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