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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 – and has since sold out! 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.

Join Erland Cooper as he performs music exclusively from across his Orkney repertoire on a transportive, meditative, ‘magical and moving’ journey though the Scottish Highlands, its folklore, myth and mythology. This will be one of the last times to catch this special live show of his ‘An Orkney Triptych’ tour before he embarks on journeys anew.

Erland Cooper is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Stromness, Orkney. As a solo artist, he has released seven acclaimed albums, including a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, landscape, community and time. 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.

‘At once calming and euphoric, with a beauty that’s its own justification’ – Uncut

Tour support comes from Hinako Omori. Hinako Omori is a musician and producer based in London, originally from Yokohama, Japan. Initially training to be a sound engineer, Hinako leapt into music full time after university as a keyboard player and programmer on stage and in the studio – some of the artists Hinako has worked with include EOB (Ed O’Brien), Georgia, Kae Tempest and James Bay.

Hinako’s debut EP Auraelia was released in November 2019 via Injazero Records. The tracks are a sonic exploration of space, haziness and transformation, building on layers of synths and vocals. Hinako has since released tracks on various compilations including Sisters of Sound’s SOS Music Volume 1 (in conjunction with !K7 and Dublab), collaborated with visual artist Cécile B. Evans on music for her installation Notations for an Adaptation of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever), exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, and composed music for Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup, an animation on dreams during the pandemic.

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.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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