Manu Delago & Chamber Orchestra

St Johns Church, Cardiff.

Manu Delago & Chamber Orchestra
Fizzi present
Manu Delago
(featuring a CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)
plus support from
Laura Moody (Cellist/Singer)
Sarah McCreadie (Poet and Writer)
Friday 23rd February 2018
St John the Evangelist Church, Canton, Cardiff
18+ / 7:30pm / £12adv.

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Fizzi present
Manu Delago
(featuring a CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)
plus support from
Laura Moody (Cellist/Singer)
Sarah McCreadie (Poet and Writer)
Friday 23rd February 2018
St John the Evangelist Church, Canton, Cardiff
18+ / 7:30pm / £12adv.

“Amazing percussionist and Hang player” – Björk
“Intriguingly beautiful… A mercurial sound indeed” – DJ Mag
“A man with a head full of ideas” – Songlines
“Captivating and compelling… truly mesmerising” – i-D
“An incredible musician in everything he plays” – Nitin Sawhney
“A masterful and sensitive musician” – The Telegraph

Manu Delago has just returned from touring around the world as drummer and Hang player of the Icelandic singer Björk. The “masterful and sensitive musician“ (The Telegraph) has also performed and recorded as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with various artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft or The Cinematic Orchestra.

His solo career began in 2007 when he uploaded a video onto Youtube in which he plays the Hang, a UFO-like hand-played sound sculpture. Now that video is the most popular Hang video in the internet and has been viewed more than 4 million times. Soon after, the “virtuoso on the Hang“ (The Times) formed his own band which has since played concerts on five continents.

For the new album the band 'Manu Delago Handmade' has teamed up with producer Matt Robertson. The new material explores a vast array of sounds, ranging from sweet and delicate vocal lines with colourful Hang accompaniment, all the way through to chunky, electronic beats. The sound of the band is mature and well balanced, they have a real understanding of orchestration, moulding and continually changing the texture to create a different sound world with each piece.

The live show of Manu Delago Handmade is a definite must-see. The performance is delicate and sophisticated, moving with ease between heavily rhythmic and free-flowing spherical sections. Each of the four performers takes on several instruments, displaying the great musical diversity of every member of the ensemble.

For tourdates please visit www.manudelago.com

Laura Moody
Cellist/Singer Laura Moody from London explores what is possible using only solo cello and voice to create unique, experimental, acoustic, pop music. Laura is also known for her work with innovative string quartet the Elysian Quartet which has won much acclaim for its pioneering performances and recordings of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised music. She has also toured world-wide as a member of physical theatre string ensemble The Gogmagogs. In her solo cello and voice work she looks to combine the two instruments in interesting and often physical, even theatrical ways. Laura composes what she believes to be essentially pop songs, although nobody else ever seems to agree with this definition. Her songs are influenced by beatboxing, electronica, contemporary and classical music and various kinds of pop music. However, in the absence of the ability to actually beatbox or use technology in any meaningful way and being much too self involved and lazy to be bothered to compose for other people she explores what is possible with just solo acoustic cello and voice. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and writing in the third person.

Sarah McCreadie
Sarah McCreadie is a poet and writer from Cardiff. Sarah is a resident artist at the Roundhouse theatre in London, a former member of the Roundhouse's poetry collective and is a BBC 1Xtra 'Words First' spoken word artist. She is also a founding member and host of Wales' first youth led radio station 'Radio Platfform' - in association with the Wales Millennium Centre. Sarah has performed from Leicester to New York and once read her poem about former Cardiff City footballer Gary Medel on American radio. Sarah writes poetry about "every goddamn thing a girl could want" according to Milk Poetry.