Bell Orchestre House Music Performance Film

Montreal's fabled avant-garde outfit Bell Orchestre comes together in the beautiful Canadian woodlands to create a unique performance film of their first album in a decade, “House Music.” With the legacies of improvisation-exploring greats like Talk Talk, The Orb, Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis and the late Ennio Morricone in mind, on House Music, Bell Orchestre captures the impulsive, connective, mysterious poetics of musical invention happening in real time. Both the album and this visual counterpart, directed by band member Kaveh Nabatian, unfold as one long piece that vastly expands their work and merges classical and electronic instrumentation. 


Bell Orchestre consists of six musical mavericks, including Arcade Fire members Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry, who continue to shift the boundaries of instrumental music with their new record “House Music” — an immersive ecosystem of an album recently released by Erased Tapes, and by Envision Records in Canada. The “House Music” performance film has premiered in London at Southbank Centre, in New York at Merkin Hall, and in Guelph at Hillside Festival. 


Bell Orchestre is:

Pietro Amato: French horn, keyboards, electronics
Michael Feuerstack: Pedal steel guitar, keyboards, vocals
Kaveh Nabatian: Trumpet, gongoma, keyboards, vocals
Sarah Neufeld: Violin, vocals
Richard Reed Parry: Bass, vocals
Stefan Schneider: Drums


Film Credits:
Director: Kaveh Nabatian
Executive Producers: Ryhna Thompson, Robert Raths
Cinematographers: Nicolas Canniccioni, Philippe Roy
Assistant Camera: Simon Larochelle
Production Manager: Brian Neuman
Editors: Kaveh Nabatian, Matthew Hannam, Namai Kham Po
Colourist: SJ Smith


Booking Inquiries

Ryhna Thompson:



February 18, 2021

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Centre

New York City, NY (virtual)

March 13-14, 2021

Southbank Centre

London, UK (virtual)


July 23-25

Hillside Festival 

Guelph, ON (virtual)