May 19th, 2013 @ 20:30
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburgplatz
The Magnetic North are Hannah Peel, Erland Cooper and Simon Tong, three musicians known from bands like the good, the bad and the queen as well as erland and the carnival. Their debut album Orkney: Symphony of the Magnetic North is dedicated to the Orcadian Betty Corrigall, who hanged herself, pregnant and heartbroken, in the 1770s. After the girl appeared in Cooper’s dream one night, he decided to record an album inspired by several locations of the Orkney Islands. The album, featuring a little string and brass section as well as the Orcadian Stromabank Pub Choir, invites the listener to a somehow faraway, enchanted-appearing Orkney where fact and fiction easily mixes.The band will perform their Orkney-Symphony live on stage, accompanied by their own drummer, cellist and violin-player as well as stargaze-musicians and a choir. Sarah Neufeld will both be opening and accompanying Magnetic North.