Science fiction sonic odyssey opens doorway to another reality

Extra Life.
Joe Hakim, and The Broken Orchestra’s, ‘Extra Life’. Artwork by Gareth Sleightholme.

Music collective The Broken Orchestra has teamed up with writer Joe Hakim to create ‘Extra Life’, a four-part science-fiction sonic odyssey which will transport you to another reality.

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IF YOU COULD ESCAPE YOUR UNIVERSE, WOULD YOU?

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ARE YOU THE MAIN CHARACTER IN YOUR OWN LIFE STORY?

Combining Joe Hakim’s distinctive spoken word with The Broken Orchestra’s lush soundscapes, this four-part musical movement is their first collaboration, and began life as a lockdown experiment to escape isolation and open a doorway to another universe.

Best experienced wearing headphones, you can be transported to another dimension while on the bus, in the bath, or by simply gazing up at the sky; allow yourself to be carried along by the story and music and make the time to escape into ‘Extra Life’. 

Four short bursts of a condensed, grand narrative which can enjoyed as individual songs or collectively as one epic sequence, ‘Extra Life’ will be serialised over four nights of the Freedom Festival via the festival app, and then will be made available as a complete experience for a week following the festival. 

The Broken Orchestra’s collaboration with TinBSomeone Just Pressed Pause’ was recently featured on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Music Show as Tom Robinson’s personal pick for Track of the Year so far.

Earlier this year, Joe’s debut novel ‘The Community’ made the longlist for the 2020 British Science Fiction Awards.

Links:

The Broken Orchestra: http://www.thebrokenorchestra.com/

Joe Hakim: https://joehakimwriter.weebly.com/

http://www.wildpressedbooks.com/the-community.html

[Joe Hakim]