Thu 3 October // 20:00
As a fan of Jazz, Dixieland skiffle and the music of New Orleans MIKE COOPER went on to form the R and B band The Blues Committee in 1962. However as an artist Mike has never sat still and in addition to his love of this music he has performed music of the south Seas and played in both the ambient and electronica fields. As well as playing on over 60 records to date Mike works as a music journalist, a visual artist, a maker of films and videos as well a collecting Hawaiian shirts.
Tonight will see MIKE COOPER return to the electronic field once again as he performs a live soundtrack to the film AELITA. AELITA is a silent, Black and White ci-fi film made in 20s Russia and based upon a novel by Tolstoy. This show will highlight Mike's versatility as a musician. For it Mike has sampled and remixed many of his 70s records as well as improvising new passages of music and using new instruments.
This is a short trailer with a sample of the music http://www.cooparia.com/projects/silent-movies/aelita/
MIKE COOPER will be abley supported by the jazz guitarist PHILLIP GIBBS. PHILLIP GIBBS has produced number of ground breaking recording as a composer and solo guitarist. He has also played on over 40 recordings including many with internationally recognised players such as Markus Stockhausen and Hamid Drake and is a critically acclaimed master of performances