“amazing percussionist and Hang player” – BJORK
“a virtuoso on the Hang” – The Times
As a two-year-old Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life as he sat behind his first drum kit. Four years later, he took accordion lessons and at the age of ten he started playing the piano. As a teenager Manu Delago mainly played football and drummed for his rock band HotchPotch which won the Austrian Band Contest in 2003. After graduating in classical percussion in his hometown Innsbruck, he moved to London where he studied jazz drums and composition.
When Manu Delago discovered the Hang – an enchanting sound sculpture Manufactured by PanArt in Switzerland – he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music. His Hang solo piece Mono Desire has become the most popular Hang video in the internet and was in the Top30 music videos on Youtube.
With his ensembles Manu Delago Handmade and Living Room he has released several albums and performed in prestigious venues all over the world. The Austrian musician also frequently collaborates with highclass artists such as Björk, Shpongle, BuggeWesseltoft, Didier Lockwood and the London Symphony Orchestra.
In April 2013 Manu Delago will release his new album called “Bigger Than Home”. Collaborators of this album include producer Matt Robertson (Bjork, The Prodigy) and programmer J.Viewz (Moby, Dido, Infected Mushroom).
Bigger Than Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjZ57y62Oro
Hang solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQXn5ba0aT8
with London Symphony Orchestra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjj0CCIbJGs
with Shpongle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHx-d3-37to
with Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFLs6QuJpM
with Graduale Nobili: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4MhWpGUiCQ