Following a sold-out tour last year, Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares return to the UK to play a special one-off London concert in September (as part of the Barbican’s Transcender Festival), before going on to tour the country in October 2011.
It was the release of Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares Vol.1 in 1986 on 4AD that brought the choir to the attention of the wider world. The album had first been released in 1975 on Disques Cellier, a small label run by Swiss ethnomusicologist and producer Marcel Cellier who had been working on the project for some 15 years by then. In the 80s, Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of 4AD, was introduced to the choir from a third or fourth generation audio cassette lent to him by Peter Murphy, singer from the band Bauhaus. Watts-Russell became entranced by the music, and tracked down and licensed the recordings from Cellier.
24th - Barbican, London
19th - Ulster Hall, Belfast
20th - Usher Hall, Edinburgh
21st - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
24th - Corn Exchange, Cambridge
25th - Town Hall, Leeds
30th - Town Hall, Birmingham
1st - Dome, Brighton
2nd - Anvil, Basingstoke