Erland Cooper

Erland Cooper


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Erland Cooper is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Stromness, Orkney. As a solo artist, he has released seven acclaimed 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 identity, memory, and place. He develops these themes further by partnering with well-known artists and writers. Cooper also works across mixed media projects including installation art, theatre and film. Recent praise: “ once calming and euphoric, with a beauty that’s its own justification” Uncut “Nature’s songwriter... for all its gentleness, Cooper’s songs are deeply emotional” Guardian “...a record of simple beauty, exploring the place where electronic and classical music can co-habit” The Quietus “Wonderfully nuanced songwriting matched to lung-bursting string arrangements.” Clash 4/5 “Magical and moving... as homely as a ceilidh and as awe-inspiring as a storm” Q 4/5 "considered, crafted and explorative of details that only someone with a true affinity can delve into" Loud and Quiet 8/10 "...a meditative, transportive listening experience... an ethereal swoon. It makes you wonder where Cooper will take you next” Q 4/5 “Masterful. A work of audio art” Mary Anne Hobbes, BBC 6 Music