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Lullaby: Sonic Cradle


Riverside Theatre


03 October - 04 October 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents Manasamitra

Join us for this unique musical experience and be transported into a magical, relaxed setting with soothing sounds and meditative light projections.

Inspired by traditional Indian lullabies, this wondrous show captures timeless night-time sounds from around the world; chirping cicadas; the call of the night jar; the soft fall of rain; and locates them within the rhythmic pattern and soothing cadence of a lullaby.

Suitable for ages 0+ and their families

Dates & Times
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 11:30am
Friday 4 October 2019 at 10am (Relaxed Performance)

The performance on Thursday 4 October at 10am will be a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are inclusive, sensory friendly performances where the perceived ‘rules’ of theatre are modified to allow patrons to enjoy the performance in a welcoming environment. For more information click here

The Lullaby project is supported by Arts Council England.

Supriya Nagarajan

Supriya is the Artistic Director of Manasamitra and works internationally as a vocalist. Originally trained in South Indian classical music, Supriya works with a number of artists from other genres, creating new musical vocabularies through collaboration. She also works in the education and community sectors, developing a range of projects, using music within a social context.

Supriya has developed work around the theme of lullaby with partners in Scandinavia, including: The Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo, the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Duncan Chapman

Duncan is a Lincoln-based composer/sound artist who regularly works with many leading music organisations in the UK including The Royal Opera House, Spitalfields Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Britten Sinfonia, Wigmore Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sound Festival, BBC and Sound & Music. He is a frequent traveller to more exotic locations with projects and performances in Tokyo, Singapore, Switzerland, Budapest and throughout Europe.

Much of his work involves composing and devising work with groups and often results in sound installations, recordings and multi-media performances.

Rafael Karlen

Rafael is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger and enjoys creating music for a variety of ensembles across a broad range of styles. Since releasing his debut album in 2008, Rafael has continued to build a reputation as one of the more creative, exciting and surprising musicians on the Australian music scene. Rafael’s music has been performed by small jazz groups, rock and pop ensembles, big bands through to chamber orchestras and string quartets. In 2016 Rafael was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to spend time in the USA, Germany, Holland, Denmark, UK, Norway and Sweden to meet with many of the world’s leading contemporary ensembles and musicians. He was the 2018 composer in Residence in the renowned Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney. Rafael has performed throughout Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada, Cambodia, England, Scotland and Sweden.

“Loved the relaxing feel; it really helped me switch off from what had been an awful day. Felt I could breathe more easily by the end of the show.”

“The entire audience were as captivated as me – you could have heard a pin drop.”

“The light effects were fantastic and really enhanced the interpretation of the show.”

“Loved seeing the children react to and interact with the sights and sounds in such a spontaneous way.”


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45 minutes (No interval)

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