SATURDAY 28.09.19 / 20:30
The highly accomplished Austrian composer, ensemble leader and musician, Manu Delago has established himself as an innovator throughout his impressive body of work across the last decade. Collaborating with Bjork, Cinematic Orchestra, Anushka Shankar and Olafur Arnalds, releasing four genre pushing studio records on Tru Thoughts and One Little Indian, Manu has become known worldwide as a figurehead of the ‘handpan’. Manu’s own various manifestations have seen him perform prestigious events across the globe and extensively through the UK, including this years solo performance at the Royal Albert Hall, opening for Arnalds. Manu has appeared as a guest on BBC6 Music, Worldwide FM and recorded a live session at Maidavale Studios for BBC Radio 2.
His last record Parasol Peak is a unique and awe-inspiring album and accompanying movie, in which Delago leads an ensemble of 7 musicians on a mountaineering expedition in The Alps. Along the way, the group perform a collection of brand new compositions in different locations, at varying altitudes. Screenings and live performance have been toured across the UK and Europe in 2018/19.
Manu first performed in Stroud headlining the Good On Paper stage at the Stroud Fringe Festival in 2017 and this time he returns with his orchestra ensemble featuring woodwind, brass, percussion and strings. Manu will perform music from across his career as well as brand new material…