Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale – CANCELLED
  • Saturday 2 May 2020, 8pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18-£11
Book tickets
Image Manchester Collective Voice of the Whale

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 Balaenae, or, Voice of the Whale.

Alongside Vox Balaenae, 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 a hidden, undersea world.” – Manchester Collective

 

 

Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale – CANCELLED
  • Saturday 2 May 2020, 8pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18-£11
Book tickets

Performers

Performers

Alex Groves - Composer
Manchester Collective

Programme

Programme

REICH Vermont Counterpoint
GROVES Curve Form (St Endellion) World Premiere
TAKEMITSU Between Tides
HAMILTON In Beautiful May
CRUMB Vox Balaenae

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 Balaenae, or, Voice of the Whale.

Alongside Vox Balaenae, 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 a hidden, undersea world.” – Manchester Collective

 

 

You may also like

  1. image Peter and The Wolf – Schools Performance
    The Stoller Hall

    Peter and The Wolf – Schools Performance

    Wed 29 November 2023, 11am

    Early one morning a young boy named Peter opened the gate and went out into the big green meadow.  Meet...

  2. image Amore e Passione: Italian Opera and Neapolitan Songs
    The Stoller Hall

    Amore e Passione: Italian Opera and Neapolitan Songs

    Thu 30 November 2023, 8pm

    Manchester opera lovers have an amazing opportunity to enjoy this performance by world-renowned tenor, Fabio Andreotti. Accompanied by the stunning...

  3. image Lodestar Trio
    Carole Nash Hall

    Lodestar Trio

    Fri 1 December 2023, 7:30pm

    Lodestar Trio is a unique collaboration between stars of the Scandinavian folk scene Erik Rydvall and Olav Mjelva, and British...

  4. image Peter and The Wolf
    The Stoller Hall

    Peter and The Wolf

    Sat 2 December 2023, 12pm

    Early one morning a young boy named Peter opened the gate and went out into the big green meadow.   Meet...