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Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale

  • Saturday 2 May, 8pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18-£11
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Performers

Alex Groves - Composer
Manchester Collective

Programme

JOYCE High and Low
GROVES New Work (world première)
TAKEMITSU Between Tides
HAMILTON In Beautiful May
CRUMB Vox Balanae

In 1969, George Crumb heard a tape recording of undersea sounds emitted by a humpback whale. The experience never left him, and eventually inspired one of his most enigmatic pieces of music: Vox Balanae, or, Voice of the Whale.

Alongside Vox Balanae, our Ensemble in Residence Manchester Collective perform newly commissioned music by Alex Groves, Molly Joyce’s exuberant High and Low for solo piano, electro-acoustic madness from Andrew Hamilton, and Toru Takemitsu’s magical piano trio, Between Tides.

“It’s a perfect Manchester Collective piece, performed under blue light by anonymous, masked musicians, on instruments that are amplified and modified. It’s music from another world, an undersea world that audiences will experience on stage, together with our players.” – Manchester Collective

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