LULLABY – SONIC CRADLE was a new performance developed from a contemporary musical exploration of night time sounds interspersed with lullabies from India. In this touring production, performances were underscored by a unique soundscape, created from the songs, lullabies and stories collated from community workshops in each area.

This Arts Council England supported project included a series of residencies in Gateshead, York, Middlesbrough and Eastleigh, during which company members meet and share night time traditions and songs. Using our unique ‘Lullaby Booth’ format, Manasamitra will create a collaborative sharing space for the community groups with whom we work.

The company toured to:

  • The Sonophilia Festival, Lincoln
  • Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
  • Wigmore Hall, London
  • Sound Festival of New Music; Aberdeen
  • Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough
  • Settle Victoria Hall, Settle
  • National Centre for Early Music, York