Friday 2 September 2022, 8pm

Mike Cooper - 80th birthday show + Finlay Clark

£16 £14 Advance £8 MEMBERS

Delighted to host a very special show for the one and only Mike Cooper celebrating 80 times around the sun.

Mike Cooper

“The icon of post-everything music” – Lawrence English (::Room40::)

For the past 50 years he has been an international artistic explorer constantly pushing the boundaries.

Mike Cooper’s output of the past half century has been described as ‘post-everything’. It’s a fitting phrase really when you consider he has been at the beating heart of so many critical musical moments. From the development of the blues touring circuit in the UK, through the growth of the folk scene and into the explosion of free improvisation that came to define a generation of UK musicians. Amidst it all, working at stitching these disparate forms into some kind of deterritorialised zone, was Mike Cooper. - Lawrence English Room 40 Records.

“Cooper, 75 this year, is making the most adventurous music of his life… incredibly rich and evocative, and as a live performance, it’s utterly flawless. Cooper takes live guitar processing and sampling as his raw material, using it to build something complex and substantive, full of ideas and surprises, not just abandoning it half-formed.” – (Jonathan Dean – Brainwashed)

He plays lap steel guitar and sings, he is an improviser and composer, song-maker, a visual and installation artist; film and video maker and radio arts producer.

www.cooparia.com

Finlay Clark

Finlay Clark ('95, London) is an artist living in London. Current projects include Still House Plants and writing for Phaedra Ensemble, having previously collaborated with Vera Karlsson, Ailie Ormston, Ligeti Quartet and Dorit Chrysler.

http://fclark.info 

 

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