November 14th, 2014

AURORA: HOUSE with Manu Delago

14th Nov / 1:10pm / Mumford Theatre, view Cambridge


An extraordinarily versatile performer and composer whose regular collaborators include Icelandic superstar Björk, check Manu Delago has pioneered the mesmerising sound of the hang – an instrument that looks like an upturned wok and produces a resonance somewhere between a harp and a tabla. For Aurora’s continuing residency at St George’s Bristol, he joins us as we roam about the rooms of a house, with music including a jazz-infused ‘kitchen ballet’ by Martin?, a major new commission from Delago himself, and Mendelssohn’s Octet, one of the greatest living-room sized works ever penned. We might even settle in for some afternoon TV on the sofa…

Mumford Theatre
Anglia Ruskin University, E Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Toru Takemitsu Rocking Mirror Daybreak
Thomas Adès Court Studies
Bohuslav Martin? La Revue de Cuisine
Hermann Delago Durch Mark und Bein
Manu Delago Secret Corridor
Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E flat
Manu Delago Music for Two Acoustic Toothbrushes

Manu Delago (hang & percussion)
Stanton Media (visuals)