There’s just over a week to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.
Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago with MO Strings
Performing Saturday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg
Known as a pioneer of the hang, with a staggering technical ability and boundless creativity, Manu Delago is one of the most interesting contemporary musicians, experimenting and expanding what can be done on the instrument. Parasol Peak is his latest album and film, a giant sonic venture recorded with an ensemble of seven musicians on a mountaineering expedition in the Alps. A highly in demand musician both on stage and in the studio, the percussionist and composer’s gifts were first noticed by Björk, and he has performed and recorded with an impressive list of artists, including Anoushka Shankar, Poppy Ackroyd, the London Symphony Orchestra, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ólafur Arnalds, and many others. Following on from his collaboration with Anoushka Shankar, the pair will bring a special performance to Le Guess Who?, with the Metropole Orkest Strings conducted by Jules Buckley. Needless to say we can’t wait for this performance, and we asked Delago which bands he’s most looking forward to. Find out below.
Performing Thursday 8th November at Janskerk
“Colin is an incredible musician. It’s almost unbelievable that he’s creating the sounds you hear. I particularly love his album with Sarah Neufeld.”
Performing Friday 9th November at TivoliVredenburg
“I fell in love with his music after I heard the track ‘Four Ethers’. It’s a brilliant rework of the legendary ‘Symphony Fantastique’ by Hector Berlioz. “
Performing Friday 9th November at De Pastoe Fabriek, curated by Shabaka Hutchings
“We are sharing the same booking agent who made me aware of this brilliant and highly energetic band. Check them out!”
Le Guess Who? will take place 8-11 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.