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Watch Royal Albert Hall organist Anna Lapwood join Bonobo for spine-tingling live version of ‘Otomo’

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Bonobo‘s Royal Albert Hall residency last week saw the musician being joined by the organist Anna Lapwood for the song ‘Otomo’ – you can watch Lapwood’s own footage of the moment below.Bonobo, AKA musician and producer Simon Green, played five consecutive nights at the iconic London venue last week (May 16-20), marking the first residency by an electronic artist at the Hall.During the final show of the residency on Friday (May 20), Lapwood, who is an associate artist of the Royal Albert Hall, joined Green for a performance of the latter’s ‘Otomo’, with Lapwood playing the venue’s grand pipe organ.As Lapwood has since explained in a viral TikTok post about the unexpected collaboration, she was approached by members of Bonobo’s live band while practising on the Albert Hall organ following their gig on Thursday (May 19).“At 1am on Friday morning I was practising at the Royal Albert Hall,” Lapwood wrote. “Two people shouted up from the stage, ‘Play the Toccata!’ I did, and invited them to come and have a look at the organ.“Well, cut a long story short, turns out they were Bonobo’s band.

12 hours later they had written me an organ part. 18 hours later I was helping close their show to an audience of 5000.”This was not how I was expecting to spend my Friday night.

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