Mahan Esfahani & Manchester Collective: Automata

01:00 pm |

The harpsichord is an exquisite machine. It’s an instrument of contradictions – completely mechanised but totally expressive. Mahan Esfahani has made a career exploding stereotypes around the harpsichord, and Laurence Osborn’s piece Coin Op Automata does just this. Fusing string quartet and harpsichord into one musical machine – it's sometimes jerky, sometimes broken, but always compelling.


Górecki Harpsichord Concerto, Op.40

J.S. Bach Selections from The Art of Fugue

Haydn String Quartet in C, Op.54, No.2 ii. Adagio

Laurence Osborn Coin Op Automata

Dvořák Nocturne in B major, Op.40

Joseph Horovitz Jazz Harpsichord Concerto

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