cornex:discover

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.


UPCOMING:

NILS FRAHM

Monday 19 February 2018 

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. 

DEAR ESTHER

Thursday 30 November 2017

‘A beautiful and thought-provoking piece of work. It is oil painting, poetry, eulogy and video game all at once. And it’s never less than fascinating.’ – The Telegraph
 
A deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man– explore a haunting, deserted island shrouded in mystery in a live performance of the videogame Dear Esther
 

Previous cornex:discover events have included:

ORKESTA MENDOZA

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.

KING CREOSOTE

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.

 

CRIOLO

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.
 

TIPPING POINT BY OCKHAM'S RAZOR
Five performers, enclosed within the circle of the stage, transform simple metal poles into a rich landscape of images. Poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, lashed, climbed, swung from and walked along, they become forests, crossroads and pendulums. The audience drawn in close as the action veers from catastrophe to mastery. 
 
SYD BARRETT - A CELEBRATION 
A celebration of the life and music of Syd Barrett, son of Cambridge. Featuring international guests Men on the Border with the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra and lights by Peter Wynne-Willson.

 

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 MILLER

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.

MEXRRISSEY 

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.  

INALA

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.