Friday 22nd November 2019
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £15 + booking fee / £19
Melting Vinyl presents…
Erland Cooper + Special Guests
On general sale Friday 7th June, 10:00am
Pre-sale through Music Glue Thursday 6th June 11am
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