(Photo credit_Chri Strassegger)
As a two-year-old Manu Delago began what would become a very musically inclined life as he sat behind his first drumkit. Four years later, he took accordion lessons and at the age of ten, he started playing the piano. As a mainly Rock influenced 14-year-old, the Austrian musician played the drums for various bands. When Manu Delago began playing the Hang (handpan) in 2003 he simultaneously discovered his passion for writing music.
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, Anoushka Shankar, The Cinematic Orchestra, Joss Stone, Andreya Triana, Shpongle, Bugge Wesseltoft, Aurora Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
His last album, “Circadian” takes the listener through the cycle of sleep stages, emulating REM, light sleep, deep sleep and abrupt awakening. Delago was inspired by the concept of individual circadian rhythms, due in part to his own lack of sleep as an international touring musician.
Official website: www.manudelago.com