January 13th, 2014

AURORA: HOUSE with MANU DELAGO

13th Nov / 7:30pm / St George’s Bristol

House

An extraordinarily versatile performer and composer whose regular collaborators include Icelandic superstar Björk, 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 Martinů, 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…

Venue
St George’s Bristol
Great George Street (off Park Street) Bristol, BS1 5RR

Repertoire
Toru Takemitsu Rocking Mirror Daybreak
Thomas Adès Court Studies
Bohuslav Martinů 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

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