Photo : L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres © Guillaume D Cyr
Les Champs Libres & les Tombées de la Nuit present
L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits
L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres
A musical free-for-all
The Quebec-based quartet delves into the Tom Waits’ rich repertoire and universe to transform his songs into a harmonic and percussive symphony of found objects and invented and real instruments.

Delving into the Tom Waits’ rich repertoire and universe in a tribute that transforms his already off-the-rail songs into a harmonic and percussive symphony of found objects and invented instruments is the off-kilter idea of this Quebec-based quartet. Since then, mastering their hodgepodge ensemble, including stepladder, sticks, wheels, spoons, suitcases, shoes, boxing gloves, scissors, saws, etc. and a few real instruments (guitar, harmonica, banjo, bass), these crazy sound texture and juggling geniuses create a musical performance that borders on circus and theatre.

This bric-à-brac creates a harmonic and percussive symphony that pays tribute to the music and world of Tom Waits. Within this staged workshop of multidisciplinary handiwork, L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres takes on a deeply emotional journey.


When the collective was founded in Québec in 2002, it laid the foundations for a veritable performing arts project combining music, performance, street art and urban actions. In addition to the tribute to Tom Waits, in 2008 the “do-it-yourself” collective presented two projects around a 1963 Chevrolet milk truck, Mobiloscope, a video performance, and Tintammare Caravane, a musical work for a “Barrel truck”. With the female singers and femmes-orchestres Gabrielle Bouthillier, Dania Orthmann and artist Laurence Brunelle-Côté, the New Cackle Sisters show re-interprets well-known country music songs by inventing these surprising 1940s radio stars from Illinois and Tennessee. ODHO continues its fun musical ride around pop culture.

Sunday 02 December 2018
17:45 > 19:00
Les Champs Libres, Cours des Alliés, Rennes
Salle de conférences

Free admission subject to availability
More information 02 23 40 66 00 •
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