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When: 7.30pm on Thursday 14 October 2021
Where: Hallé St Peter’s, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been postponed until October 2021. Original tickets are valid and all other details remain the same.

We’re delighted to welcoming Erland Cooper back – this time, to one of Manchester’s hidden gems.

Erland Cooper has announced details of Holm, a collection of variations, b-sides and reworkings by artists and friends, using tracks and inspiration gathered from across his Orkney Triptych – out 28 May 2021 on Phases.

Holm launches with a track by musician and composer Bill Ryder-Jones, Haar over Hamnavoe.

‘I’ve been a fan of Erland since he told me he was a fan of mine, I am however also a big fan of his music and being asked to rework such a wonderful piece of was a pleasure and an honour,’ explains Ryder-Jones.

The new album offers different approaches and perspectives on Cooper’s world, what he describes as ‘new shapes and sounds, but from a familiar place,’ and features reworkings and collaborations with Isobel Waller-Bridge, Hayden Thorpe, Marta Salogni, Daniel Pioro, Vince Pope, Simeon Walker, Alex Kozobolis, Paul Weller and, of course, Bill Ryder-Jones.

Holm (the Norse word for a remote small island or islet) is, Cooper explains, ‘A collection of variations and b-sides gathered around solo piano from across my Orkney trilogy but performed or reinterpreted by various artists I admire. To me this is like seeing the form of an island mirrored on moving water.’

The new album’s artwork depicts a single Neolithic standing stone from the Ring of Brodgar, at Stenness Loch, Orkney Islands.

Erland Cooper has also announced a very limited edition vinyl box set collating the triptych. Each album, released around the spring equinox from 2018 to 2020, takes its inspiration, language and shape from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland. This new deluxe edition, each signed by the artist, 2018’s Solan Goose, 2019’s Sule Skerry, voted one of 20 Best Scottish Albums of the 21st Century by Clash) and 2020’s Hether Blether.

Hallé St Peter’s, located on Blossom Street in Ancoats, is a Grade II-listed, deconsecrated church, which was built in 1859. Having stood empty for decades, it was recently restored to provide rehearsal and recording space for the Hallé orchestra.

This show is sold as unreserved seating.

Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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