artist / composer

ERLAND COOPER

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Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland, Erland Cooper 

explores the natural world of birds, landscape and place, 

manifesting in an immersive collection of music, words and imagery.

 

Originally part of acclaimed bands, The Magnetic North and Erland 

& The Carnival, he has a diverse musical background. His first album 

Solan Goose was an ode to escapism, written to ease personal 

anxiety working in a busy city, through soothing piano, strings, 

electronics and wild bird calls; the title tracks on the album are a 

nod to the local Orkney dialect for birdlife. His celebrated second 

record, Sule Skerry, turns his attention to the North Sea, completing 

part II of a planned trilogy of albums about his childhood home of 

Orkney.

 

Erland also works across multi-arts projects including gallery, film 

and installations. Most recently scoring NEST - a giant, kinetic light 

and sound installation opening London's first borough of culture.

Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland, Erland Cooper 

explores the natural world of birds, landscape and place, 

manifesting in an immersive collection of music, words and imagery.

 

Originally part of acclaimed bands, The Magnetic North and Erland 

& The Carnival, he has a diverse musical background. His first album 

Solan Goose was an ode to escapism, written to ease personal 

anxiety working in a busy city, through soothing piano, strings, 

electronics and wild bird calls; the title tracks on the album are a 

nod to the local Orkney dialect for birdlife. His celebrated second 

record, Sule Skerry, turns his attention to the North Sea, completing 

part II of a planned trilogy of albums about his childhood home of 

Orkney.

 

Erland also works across multi-arts projects including gallery, film 

and installations. Most recently scoring NEST - a giant, kinetic light 

and sound installation opening London's first borough of culture.

press.

"... considered, crafted, explorative of details that only someone with a true affinity can delve into" - Loud and Quiet 

"Nature's songwriter." - The Gaurdian

"... at once calming and euphoric, with a beauty that's its own justification" - Uncut

"Masterful. A work of audio art" - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC

projects.

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Portia Coughlan

Young Vic

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Manchester Collective

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The Nest

The Birds

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