In the dark and lonely depths of the Pacific Ocean, the whales are singing. Listen closely. Can you hear them?
The event is held Future Yard, 1 October, 8pm. See here for tickets.
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’.
In the end though, it’s back to the sea. Down, down, down. The night finishes with George Crumb’s enigmatic ‘Vox Balaenae’, performed on instruments that are amplified and modified. Music from another world.