Hauschka, James Blackshaw & Nancy Elizabeth

  • Saturday | 15.05.10
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.50 Gene...

Performing collaboratively for the first time, prepared piano player Hauschka, 12-string guitarist James Blackshaw, and singer/songwriter Nancy Elizabeth play their beautifully matched music together in a contoured programme of solo and ensemble performances. 

The Kept Impulses tour brings together three gifted young music makers who weave traditional folk, contemporary classical and modern song into textured, emotional and transfixing songs and musical suites. The prepared piano player Hauschka (FatCat) from Germany, singer/multi-instrumentalist Nancy Elizabeth (Leaf Label) from Manchester, and the 12-string guitarist James Blackshaw (Young God) from Hastings, are brought together for this special tour to entice concert halls with their beautifully matched music. All three have the endearing talent of being able to harness wild impulses into measured and musical journeys that run deep.

Each artist will perform their own material on the night, with the other two musicians guesting on selected tracks. The ensemble will also perform material devised collaboratively together for the very first time. The acts are distinct but musically complimentary and these collaborations are an exciting prospect, combining Hauschka’s percussive piano interventions with James Blackshaw’s cascading acoustic guitar and Nancy Elizabeth’s pure and emotive vocals.

This seated concert will begin at 7.30pm.