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November 28, 2007 Ratchet Orchestra

This is a lovely recording of a band that have gradually expanded from a quartet to a truly orchestral sound. Exclaim!, Canada

Lolling between the sublime and the ridiculous, the Ratchet Orchestra is a 30 head hydra which has occasionally disturbed the city of Montréal since 1994.

November 28, 2007

Live at The Sala Rossa

Ratchet Orchestra

Nicolas Caloia


  • Founded in 1994, Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra releases its first title, recorded live at La Sala Rossa in November 2007. Featuring 30 of Montréal’s finest improvisors, including Gordon M Allen, Chris Burns, Alexandre Grogg, Pierre La…

    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / New releases
  • After a huge success at the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival last summer, the Ratchet Orchestra will be in concert at the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal on December 1, 2008. The orchestra, who just released its first recording, features do…

    Friday, November 28, 2008 / In concert