Erland Cooper

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer originally from Stromness, Orkney.


Erland Cooper: Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence

Erland Cooper is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Stromness, Orkney. As a solo artist, he has released five acclaimed studio albums, including a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, people, place and time.

His work combines field recordings with traditional orchestration and contemporary electronic elements. Through music, words and cinematography he explores landscape, memory and identity. He develops these themes further by partnering with other artists, writers and poets. Cooper also works across mixed media projects including installation art, theatre and film.

He’s widely known for burying the only existing copy of the master tape of his first classical album in Scotland, deleting all digital files and leaving only a treasure hunt of clues for anyone to seek it. The tape was found in 2023 and the album will be released, exactly as it sounds from the earth, this year along with its world premiere of the completed score.

‘Nature’s songwriter’ – The Guardian

‘One of the most unique, consistently engaging composers of his generation’ – CLASH

‘Exploring the place where electronic and classical music can co-habit’ – The Quietus

Presented by Hey! Manchester.

This is a 14+ event. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


Enjoy code: 277873
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
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Available tickets

27/11 2024 7:00pm
St John The Evangelist Church Iffley Road OXFORD
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