“You have a magic touch in finding talent.” (Rudy Carrera, A Miscellany Of Tasteful, USA)
“I have watched your company grow graciously and with integrity.” (Derek Andrews, Luminato Festival/Mundial Montreal/Global Cafe, Canada)
RED ORANGE is a London-based audience and artist development agency. Its work involves consultancy, curatorship, management, booking, marketing, broadcasting, live events production and touring. It is a leading purveyor of music explorations from “out there” and works with artists, festivals, arts centres, venues and promoters from all over the world. International, Innovative, Inspiring, is its motto.
RED ORANGE is also responsible for the London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM), a festival of inspiring boundary-expanding music explorations from all over the world. It happens in London every year in early November. For more information on LIFEM visit www.lifem.org.uk
Miguel Santos, the creative director behind RED ORANGE, was director of the Atlantic Waves Festival, which took place in London between 2001 and 2008, and compiled the CD series Exploratory Music from Portugal, which was distributed with Songlines and The Wire magazines, as well as Exploratory Music from Estonia, distributed with The Wire magazine. He also presents a number of shows on Resonance FM, London’s first radio art station. For more information about his radio shows, please visit: redorangeradio.info
A member of The Agents’ Association (Great Britain), Red Orange Arts Agency is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales: 6935390. VAT Reg No: 131 4076 51. Registered office: 20 Henderson Close, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6DY, UK.
.. . Red
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.
Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Love and War:
Red is hot. It’s a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passionate love to violence and warfare. Red is Cupid and the Devil.
Nature of Red:
A stimulant, red is the hottest of the warm colors. Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure.
The expression seeing red indicates anger and may stem not only from the stimulus of the color but from the natural flush (redness) of the cheeks, a physical reaction to anger, increased blood pressure, or physical exertion.
Culture of Red:
Red is power, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs (very important people).
Flashing red lights denote danger or emergency. Stop signs and stop lights are red to get the drivers’ attention and alert them to the dangers of the intersection.
In some cultures, red denotes purity, joy, and celebration. Red is the color of happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck.
Red is often the color worn by brides in the East while it is the color of mourning in South Africa. In Russia the Bolsheviks used a red flag when they overthrew the Tsar, thus red became associated with communism. Many national flags use red. The red Ruby is the traditional Fortieth Wedding Anniversary gift.
Language of Red:
Red letter day – important or significant occasion
Red carpet treatment – make someone feel special, treat them as if they are a celebrity
Roll out the red carpet – same as above
Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning; red sky at night, sailor’s delight – pay attention to good and bad warning signs
Paint the town red – celebrate, go out partying
Red eye – an overnight flight
Seeing red – to be angry
Red herring – something that deceives or distracts attention from the truth
In the red – being overdrawn at the bank or losing money
Red flag – denotes danger, warning, or an impending battle
Red Words: (these words are synonymous with red or represent various shades of the color red)
Scarlet, crimson, vermillion, carmine, maroon, burgundy, ruby, rose, madder, rouge, brick, blood red, blush, fire engine red, cinnabar, russet, rust, Venetian red, flame, Indian red, tomato.
. .. Orange
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.
Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Flamboyant and Energetic:
Orange is vibrant. It’s a combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. It denotes energy, warmth, and the sun. But orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
Nature of Orange:
As a warm color orange is a stimulant — stimulating the emotions and even the appetite. Orange can be found in nature in the changing leaves of fall, the setting sun, and the skin and meat of citrus fruit.
Culture of Orange:
Orange brings up images of autumn leaves, pumpkins, and (in combination with Black) Halloween. It represents the changing seasons so in that sense it is a color on the edge, the color of change between the heat of summer and the cool of winter.
Because orange is also a citrus color, it can conjure up thoughts of vitamin C and good health.
Orange Words: (these words are synonymous with orange or represent various shades of the color orange)
Pumpkin, gold, flame, copper, brass, apricot, peach, citrus, tangerine.