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Jung An Tagen
La Monte Young Tribute feat. Sonic Boom, Etienne Jaumet and Celinn Wadier
Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex
Pete Kember (Sonic Boom, Spectrum and E.A.R.)
R Stevie Moore
Rafael Toral performs "Wave Field” Surround AV Version
Sir Richard Bishop
Superstar & Star feat. DJ Tapes
Tó Trips & João Doce
Tomasa Del Real
Vaiapraia e as Rainhas do Baile
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For the past 50 years he has been an international artistic explorer constantly pushing the boundaries.
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.
Initially a folk-blues guitarist he is as responsible as anyone else — and more so than many — for ushering in the acoustic blues boom in the U.K. in the mid ’60s.
He has, arguably, stretched the possibilities of that genre even more than his better known contemporaries Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne etc. by pursuing it into the more avant-garde musical areas occupied by guitar innovators such as Elliott Sharp, Keith Rowe, Fred Frith and Marc Ribot, with an eclectic mix of the many styles he has practiced over the years. Ranging freely through free improvisation, his own idiosyncratic original songs, electro-acoustic music, exotica, traditional country blues, folk, pop songs, and ‘sonic gestural’ playing utilising open tunings, extended guitar techniques and electronics.
"Cooper, now in his seventies, 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.)
“Cooper’s music, in any of its forms, seems drunk on the intermingling of folk traditions, searching for a spot between them all that renders the strange familiar and vice versa. He is an improvisatory musician, one who generates his music in sheets, loops, and layers, and he seems to accrete these found-sound albums like a spider spins silk, or a vine grows pumpkins. They just appear, fattened and ripe, the fruits of his memories, travels, and idiosyncrasies.” – Pitchfork.
"New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues" (Room40, 2016)
"Out Of The Shades" w/ Derek Hall (Paradise Of Bachelors, 2016)
"New Kiribati" (Discrepant, 2016)
"Light On A Wall" (Backwards, 2015)
"Fratello Mare" (Room40, 2015)
"FRKWYS Vol. 11: Cantos De Lisboa" w/ Steve Gunn (Rvng Intl., 2014)
"Tell Me" as Truth In The Abstract Blues (Ethbo Music, 2014)
"White Shadows In The South Seas" (Room40, 2013)
"Trace" w/ Chris Abrahams (Al Maslakh, 2013)
"Street Beneath The Beach"
Mike Cooper - Soundays en la Terraza @ Casa Encendida Madrid August 2013
Mike Cooper LIVE @ Underhouse Kuranda