Living Room


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Living Room consists of bass clarinettist Christoph Pepe Auer, Austrian Jazz Newcomer of the Year, and Manu Delago, who is currently touring around the world as Hang player and drummer of the Icelandic singer Björk. This pioneer duo focuses on exploring the bass clarinet’s huge tonal range and the enchanting sound of the Hang. Having formed in 2006, Living Room have toured in more than 20 countries all over the world.

Christoph Pepe Auer - bass clarinet, pepephon
Manu Delago – hang & fx

Whilst continuously pushing the boundaries within a variety of musical styles, their unusual pairing of instruments creates a highly unique texture of sounds. The first-ever bass clarinet - hang - duo approaches their fresh take on chamber music without any confinements or restrictions, performing original compositions as well as creative arrangements by artists such as The Beatles, Nirvana and Beyonce.

Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer, of Panart Instruments, developed the Hang in Berne, Switzerland. This brand-new percussion instrument was premiered at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 2001.

Its design enables the player to effortlessly connect rhythm with melody, and its spectacular shape and sonic versatility makes this curious-looking, UFO-like instrument an absolute must-see.

Over four million people have seen Living Room push the limits on their instruments on Youtube. Their shows are full of surprise and chance, often having left audiences wonderstruck, bewildered and bemused. Amongst the most peculiar features you can see Christoph Pepe Auer premier his musical invention the Pepephon. This is not to be missed!!

“...from playful to mellow, a soul-reaching performance...”

PERFORMANCE LINKS

Living Room (Christoph Pepe Auer & Manu Delago) - Royal Mile (2010)

Living Room (Christoph Pepe Auer & Manu Delago) - Libertango (2010)

Christoph Pepe Auer & Manu Delago & String Trio - Living Room in London (2010)

Manu Delago & London Symphony Orchestra