The cornex:discover series spans an eclectic of mix of genres, sometimes featuring artists you know and sometimes artists you will be introduced to for the first time. The theme which unites cornex:discover events is that they offer something different: a chance to venture beyond the mainstream.
In association with Cambridge Jazz Festival - Nils Frahm is an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio at the renowned Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world.
Previous cornex:discover events have included:
Led by Mexican American kingpin Sergio Mendoza, arranger and founder member of Mexrrissey, Orkestra Mendoza blend cumbia and mambo with psychedelic rock, polka, country and electronica.
Bridging the gap between Folk tradition and modern electronica, Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote presents an intimate performance of music from his new album, Astronaut Meets Appleman.
Politically and culturally motivated, Criolo is a rapper, composer and urban poet whose voice resounds with the youth of post-slump, pre-Olympic Brazil, exploring stories of poverty, police violence and social discrimination.
TINDERSTICKS: THE WAITING ROOM CINE-CONCERT
Cult indie band Tindersticks perform their new album, The Waiting Room, with each song accompanied by a specially commissioned short film produced by La Blogoteque and directed by a host of international film directors.
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION: THX1138
George Lucas's cult sci-fi classic THX1138 was shown in the Corn Exchange alongside a brand new live soundtrack performed by Asian Dub Foundation.
Marcus has worked with some of the most legendary musicans in the world, including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton and Snoop Dogg. He performed tracks off his album Afrodeezia, and was complmented by his live band.
A musical homage to the 'pope of mope' Morrissey, presented by the finest gang of musical gunslingers south of the border. Click here for reviews, soundcloud excerpts and more.
NOT UNTIL WE ARE LOST
A stunning, immersive piece of aerial theatre by the award-winning Ockham's Razor. Not only did it feature a community choir singing live throughout the action but the audience was free to move in and around the performers within a specially designed set.
A unique collaboration between legendary singers Ladysmith Black Mambazo and dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this extraordinary show came to Cambridge Corn Exchange fresh from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival. Click here to watch the video trailer.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
Jaxx at Lincoln center showcased the remarkable talents of Wynton Marsalis and his band, taking the audience on a musical journey of songs originally released on the legendary Blue Note label. Meet Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra here.
THE TYBURN TREE
80s pop icon Marc Almond and award-winning composer John Harle in The Tyburn Tree, a high concept show that fearlessly and playfully explored the darker side of London, the title deriving from the infamous gallows near Marble Arch and the ancient river that ran below the city.
LIVE TRANSMISSION: JOY DIVISION REWORKED
Our cornex:discover series kicked off in 2013 with Live Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, an electro-orchestral reinterpretation of one of the UK's most influential bands, presented by The Heritage Orchestra.