Aurora teams up with Manu Delago for ‘House’

24th September 2014

This November, Aurora Orchestra presents ‘House’ – a collaborative performance featuring Manu Delago, known worldwide for his work with Icelandic superstar Björk. A percussionist and composer, 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.

Together they take a surreal journey through the rooms of a house, starting in the kitchen with a jazz ballet for spoons, dishcloths, sieves and saucepans by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and ending up in the bathroom with Manu Delago’s brilliantly rhythmic Music for two acoustic toothbrushes. (See the video below).

The programme also features radiantly beautiful chamber music from Thomas Adès, Toru Takemitsu, and Felix Mendelssohn as well as a fast-paced new work for strings and electronics by Manu Delago, this concert takes listeners from the sublime to the ridiculous (and back again!).

You can join the fun at five performances across the UK; ticket and programme details are available by clicking on the venue names below:

Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm – St George’s Bristol
Friday 14 November, 1.10pm – Cambridge Music Festival 
Friday 14 November, 7.30pm – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds 
Saturday 15 November, 7.30pm – LSO St Luke’s, London
Sunday 16 November, 6.45pm – Revelation St Mary’s Church, Ashford