World-renowned hang-player and percussionist Manu Delago has responded to King's Place's Time Unwrapped theme with an innovative musical concept: the human clock. Summoning a group of colleagues from all walks of music, together they’ll create an hour-long spatial sound experience.
Inspired by the mechanics of a clock (a word that derives from the same source as German ‘Glocke’ – bell), the performers will become the clock within which an audience sits throughout the duration of the performance, travelling around them their own time.
As Delago comments: ‘Have you ever tried measuring the duration of an hour without the help of any device? Depending on what we’re doing mentally and physically, time seems to pass slower or faster. We also seem to have this connection with our own pulse, so that time passes slower when our heart rate is higher. Therefore, musicians may play faster when they’re nervous or out-of-breath, or more unselfconsciously when they’re relaxed. Let’s see what effect the experience has on our ability to synchronise and judge duration.’
Manu Delago will perform an Unplugged concert at 7:45pm. He will be joined in this new chamber orchestra by special guest vocalists to perform new arrangements of his recent albums Silver Kobalt and Metromonk.
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