Friday 22nd November 2019
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £15 + booking fee / £19
Melting Vinyl presents…
Erland Cooper + AVA
Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney, composer and multi-instrumentalist
Erland Cooper explores the natural world of landscape, memory, people and
place. Cooper believes music often reflects the landscape a musician is
surrounded with, be it rural, urban, real or imagined.
His second solo album, Sule Skerry, was released 17th May this year as the
second in a triptych shaped by Orkney’s air, sea and land, as it was celebrated
by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown. While his acclaimed first solo record
Solan Goose paid homage to Orkney’s birdlife, Cooper turns his attention to
the North Sea in Sule Skerry.
Originally part of acclaimed bands The Magnetic North and Erland & The
Carnival, Cooper has a diverse musical history. Last year’s debut solo album
Solan Goose was an Album of the Year at BBC Radio 6 Music, the Quietus,
and more; and Sule Skerry has already been crowned a BBC Radio 6 Music
Album of the Day.
Cooper recently scored NEST, a giant kinetic sound and light installation. It
was collaboration with the groundbreaking Marshmallow Laser Feast to open
London’s first Borough of Culture celebrations.
Erland will be performing with an ensemble on the night.
‘Returning to the Orkney Islands of his childhood, Erland Cooper instinctively sought to map out the nooks and crannies of life there as organically as possible.’ Clash Magazine
AVA is a cinematic instrumental duo formed by Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer. The two composers met in 2016, where their mutual love of writing for film, art and dance inspired a musical journey that evolved into their debut album Waves. Their music invokes melodic and emotional soundscapes, with the relationship between violin and piano at its heart