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Upcoming shows: Tropical Fuck Storm... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... Aoife O’Donovan... The Lovely Eggs... Pet Deaths... The Courettes... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Darren Hayman... Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Angel Olsen... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 31 May 2022
Where: The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA

PLEASE NOTE: This show has sold out! Watch this space for future shows by Hania Rani, however.

We’re delighted to be working with Hania Rani for the first time!

Hania Rani is a pianist, composer and musician who, was born in Gdansk and splits her life between Warsaw, where she makes her home, and Berlin where she studied and often works. Her debut album Esja, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim in April 2019 including nominations in five categories in the Polish music industries very own Grammys, the Fryderyki, and winning the Discovery of the Year 2019 in the Empik chain’s Bestseller Awards and the prestigious Sanki award for the most interesting new face of Polish music chosen by Polish journalists. Rani also composed the music for her first full length movie I Never Cry, directed by Piotr Domalewski, and for the play ,Nora directed by Michal Zdunik. Her song Eden was used as a soundtrack of a short movie by Malgorzata Szumowska for Miu Miu’s movie cycle Women’s Tales.

Her follow-up album, the expansive, cinematic, Home, was release in May 2020 and finds Rani expanding her palate: adding vocals and subtle electronics to her music as well as being joined on some tracks by bassist Ziemowit Klimek and drummer Wojtek Warmijak. The album reunites her with recording engineers, Piotr Wieczorek and Ignacy Gruszecki (Monochrom Studio) and the tracks were again mixed again by Gijs van Klooster in his studio in Amsterdam and by Piotr Wieczorek in Warsaw ( Ombelico and Come Back Home). Home was mastered by Zino Mikorey in Berlin (known for his work on albums by artists such as Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds).

For Rani, Home, is very much a continuation of the work she started on Esja, ‘the completion of the sentence,’ as she puts it. The album offers a metaphorical journey: the story of places that become our home sometimes by chance, sometimes by choice. It is the story of leaving a place that is familiar and the journey that follows it. Home opens with the fragment of the short story Loneliness by Bruno Schulz, which can be seen as a parable of a journey that does not necessarily mean going beyond the physical door but can signify going beyond the symbolic limits of our knowledge and imagination.

The Stoller Hall is a new, high-spec concert hall situated within Chetham’s School of Music in the centre of Manchester.

This is an all ages show. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Book tickets now via Seetickets.com and Stollerhall.com

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