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For the past 40 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date.
My work these days is mostly solo. My solo performances as a guitarist / singer is pretty straight forward and is like this in these videos - I call this performance Spirit Songs.
Live Music for Silent Films is something I do a lot of and I have a huge repertoire of films, and I have performed all over the world with these. I am focusing mostly on 'Exotica' type films these days as an outlet for my 'Exotica' recordings. I have been getting many rave reviews for these recordings of late Fratello Mare (Room40), White Shadows In The South Seas (Room 40 c.d. /Sacred Summits vinyl) these are both films as well as recorded releases that I do live.
Other films in the genre are Legong (I am about to record a soundtrack), Tabu by Murnau is the first films I ever did and I have performed it hundreds of times all over the world. I m adding films all the time to my repertoire as it is something that I enjoy a lot and it is very popular.
"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