Prensented by Melting Vinyl and Gulbenkian
Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland, the contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist has so far explored the birdlife (2018’s Solan Goose), the sea (2019’s Sule Skerry) and, on Hether Blether, his third album, he turned his attention to the land and its people.
Melting Vinyl and the Gulbenkian are pleased to announce this show has been rescheduled to the new date of October 17th 2021. Please be assured all purchased tickets will remain valid for the new date and all other details remain the same. For further information and updates visit or join the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/664779241005956/
ERLAND COOPER has announced details of Holm, a collection of variations, b-sides and reworkings by artists and friends, using tracks and inspiration gathered from across his Orkney Triptych – out 27 May 2021 on Phases.
Holm launches today with a track by musician and composer Bill Ryder-Jones, ‘Haar over Hamnavoe’ – https://youtu.be/DLuvdUTk5_M
“I’ve been a fan of Erland since he told me he was a fan of mine, I am however also a big fan of his music and being asked to rework such a wonderful piece of was a pleasure and an honour”, explains Ryder-Jones.
The album collection offers different approaches and perspectives on Cooper’s world, what he describes as “new shapes and sounds, but from a familiar place”, and features reworkings and collaborations with Isobel Waller-Bridge, Hayden Thorpe, Marta Salogni, Daniel Pioro, Vince Pope, Simeon Walker, Alex Kozobolis, Paul Weller and, of course, Bill Ryder-Jones.
Holm (the Norse word for a remote small island or islet) is, Cooper explains, “A collection of variations and b-sides gathered around solo piano from across my Orkney trilogy but performed or reinterpreted by various artists I admire. To me this is like seeing the form of an island reflected on moving water.”
The new album’s artwork depicts a single Neolithic standing stone from the Ring of Brodgar, at Stenness Loch, Orkney Islands.
ERLAND COOPER has announced details of Holm, a collection of variations, b-sides and reworkings by artists and friends, using tracks and inspiration gathered from across his Orkney Triptych – out 28 May 2021 on Phases.
Doors open at 8pm, start time 8.30pm