Robert Watson (afghaniscan)

Robert Watson (afghaniscan)

arrangements

Bell X1 + Dowry Strings

2018
instr. string quartet

Re-imaginings of Bell X1 songs celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band.
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Imagining Ireland

2018
instr. string quartet

an hour of string arrangements of music by all of the above, performed by Crash Ensemble to a sold out National Concert Hall, Dublin on February 3rd and packed Barbican Centre, London on March 5th 2018.

★★★★ The Guardian (Read full article here)

String arrangements of the following works:
Bad Skin Day by Paul Noonan (Bell XI)
Rocky Took a Lover by Paul Noonan (Bell XI)
We, The Drowned by Lisa Hannigan
Prayer for the Dying by Lisa Hannigan
Castles by Saint Sister
Tin Man by Saint Sister
Short Ballad for a Long Man by Seamus Fogarty
Betty by Brian Deady
Get on my Knees by Brian Deady
Cortege by Loah
Unveiled by Loah
Lord Hear Us by Mango X Mathman
Deep Blue by Mango X Mathman
Stitches by Maria Kelly
Torn into Two by Maria Kelly

Additional performances:

Loah – Cortege & Unveiled March 7th 2018 National Concert Hall, Dublin

Lisa Hannigan – We, The Drowned & Prayer for the Dying
March 27th 2018 Masonic Center Auditorium, MusicNOW Festival, Cincinnati
March 29th 2018 Smale Park, MusicNOW Festival, Cincinnati
June 15th 2018 Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin

Bell X1

2017
instr. string quartet

Arrangements for a one off special gig in aid of ALONE
28.11.17 Whelan's, Dublin

Paddy Hanna's FRANKLY I MUTATE

2016
instr. string quartet
String arrangements for full album
Produced by Daniel Fox
Released March 2017

Art of Song: Carol King's TAPESTRY

2015
instr. string trio v/vla/c

Songs:
It's Too Late Way Over Yonder
You've Got A Friend
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Tapestry
You Make Me Feel Like (A Natural Woman)

17.07.2015 National Concert Hall, Dublin

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Trinity Orchestra play Gorillaz's DEMON DAYS

2014
instr. symphony orchestra / band / SATB choir
dur. circa 60min

30.08.2014 Main Stage, Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland
21.11.2014 Exam Hall, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

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Trinity Chamber Orchestra play Radiohead's OK COMPUTER

2012
instr. string orchestra / band
dur. circa 60min

26.05.2012 Block T LINK Culturefest, St Michan's Church, Dublin

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Bell X1 + Dowry Strings

2018- 2019

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Imagining Ireland

2018

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Bell X1

2017

Carol King’s Tapestry

2015

Gorillaz’s Demon Days

2014

Radiohead’s OK Computer

2012