artist / composer
Erland Cooper is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer originally from Stromness, Orkney. As a solo artist, he has released three critically acclaimed albums completing a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, landscape and community. His work combines field recordings with traditional orchestration and contemporary electronic elements.
Through music, words and cinematography he explores identity, memory, and place. He develops these themes further by partnering with well-known artists and writers. Cooper also works across mixed media projects including installation art, theatre and film.
"... 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