Paper OrchestraOne night Toscanini dreamed he was conducting an impossible Orchestra, filled with instruments that had never been invented, making sounds that could never be heard.
Participants make any instrument they can imagine and then play it as part of Toscanini’s dream orchestra.
Lead by internationally recognised craftivist, Sayraphim Lothian and eminent Australian conductor, Richard Gill, Paper Orchestra is a playful crafting event in which participants make their own paper instruments and then play them alongside the musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


Paper Orchestra
Devised and designed by Robert Reid and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Performed at The Melbourne Town Hall by Richard Gill, Ben McKenzie, Dave Lamb, Sayraphim Lothian and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Paper Orchestra photo by Sarah Walker
Photos by Sayraphim Lothian and Robert Reid