asphalt orchestra



Asphalt Orchestra is a radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses.  Created by the founders of the “relentlessly inventive” new music presenter Bang on a Can (New York Magazine), Asphalt Orchestra unleashes innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs and jazz basements and takes it to the streets and beyond.  The band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz and classical players in New York City who The New York Times called “12 top-notch brass and percussion players.”

Asphalt Orchestra has two lives: one as an outdoor guerrilla musical force choreographed by Mark DeChiazza and Susan Marshall , who have created site specific stagings for the band for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Alice Tully Hall, to name just a few; and it's second in the theater as Unpack the Elephant, the touring indoor experience, directed by Mark DeChiazza and Andrew Robinson.

Asphalt Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum (excerpt)

Unpack the Elephant (trailer)