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We collaborate with an array of brilliant artists and organisations to create ground-breaking work for the broadest range of audiences.  We recognise that each new relationship we build helps generate positive change for professional disabled musicians working in the mainstream.

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Caroline Bowditch


Choreographer for The Nature of Why

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Bristol Plays Music

Education and Learning Partner

Anatomy of the Orchestra was first presented by Bristol Music Trust

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Bristol Beacon


Paraorchestra are an Associate Artist of Bristol Beacon

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Extraordinary Bodies

Artistic collaborator

Collaborators on Terry Riley's In C

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Rolf Gelhaar

Rolf Gehlhaar (1943-2019)

Former assistant to Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer, and assistive-technology instrument designer, Rolf was a revered accomplice in the early years of Paraorchestra; He, alongside his son Vahakn, have been critical friends to us, and we honour his memory.

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Will Gregory

Musician & Composer

Composer for The Nature of Why Special guest musician on Thunderbirds are Go!

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Jason Hazeley


Dramaturg for Minimalism Changed My Life

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Chris Levine

Light Artist

Lighting Designer for A Celebration of David Bowie (Glastonbury Festival 2016)

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John Minton


Filmmaker / Live Visuals Director for Minimalism Changed My Life

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Commissioning Partner

Unlimited commissions for Paraorchestra and Friends include The Nature of Why

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Adrian Utley

Musician and producer

Special guest musician in The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Death Songbook,Terry Riley's In C and Thunderbirds are Go!

As a registered charity, Paraorchestra and Friends gratefully acknowledges funding from: