Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale
£20 including Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. Presented by Leeds International Concert Season.
In their first major touring project of the year, Manchester Collective bring together a strange and unsettling set of otherworldly music. Molly Joyce’s ecstatic High and Low opens the programme – solo piano presented as a celestial, supercharged, percussive force of nature. Curved Form (St Endellion) by Alex Groves, performed live for the first time, conjures up a meditative seascape for live electronics and strings. Listeners are submerged in cascading tides and layered textures, contrasting sharply with Andrew Hamilton’s frenetic In Beautiful May. The night finishes with George Crumb’s enigmatic Vox Balaenae, performed on instruments that are amplified and modified.
Line-up: violin, cello, flute, piano, and live electronics. The performance will last approximately 60 minutes.