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Upcoming shows: Dana Gavanski... David Thomas Broughton... Tusks... Erland Cooper... Dos Floris... BC Camplight... Sean Rowe... glowe... Hannah Ashcroft... Gratis: Common Holly... John Craigie... Kate Davis... Kiwi Jr... Penelope Isles... Rachael Dadd... Smoke Fairies... Shards... Angel Olsen... Beans on Toast... Robin Richards... Alice Boman... Polly Paulusma & Annie Dressner... Jesse Malin... Spinning Coin... Wolf Parade... Andy Shauf... Peggy Sue... Gratis: Seazoo... The Dears... The Lovely Eggs... The Handsome Family...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

We’re delighted to be working with Erland Cooper!

Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney, composer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper explores the natural world of landscape, memory, people and place. Cooper believes music often reflects the landscape a musician is surrounded with, be it rural, urban, real or imagined.

His second solo album, Sule Skerry, was released 17 May this year as the second in a triptych shaped by Orkney’s air, sea and land, as it was celebrated by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown. While his acclaimed first solo record Solan Goose paid homage to Orkney’s birdlife, Cooper turns his attention to the North Sea in Sule Skerry.

Originally part of acclaimed bands The Magnetic North and Erland & The Carnival, Cooper has a diverse musical history. Last year’s debut solo album Solan Goose was an Album of the Year at BBC 6 Music, the Quietus, and more; and Sule Skerry has already been crowned a BBC 6 Music Album of the Day.

Cooper recently scored NEST, a giant kinetic sound and light installation. It was collaboration with the groundbreaking Marshmallow Laser Feast to open London’s first Borough of Culture celebrations.

‘Masterful. A work of audio art’ – Mary Anne Hobbs

‘An audio treat. A wonderful marriage of music, time and place’ – musicOMH

Tour support comes from AVA. AVA is a cinematic instrumental duo formed by Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer. The two composers met in 2016, where their mutual love of writing for film, art and dance inspired a musical journey that evolved into their debut album, Waves. Their music invokes melodic and emotional soundscapes, with the relationship between violin and piano at its heart. Their debut album Waves was released in July 2019 on One Little Indian Records.

Tickets are sold as unreserved seating and limited standing.

This is a 10+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the Band on the Wall box office (no booking fee), Ticketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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