Erland Cooper

Performance type: 
1 h

Nature’s songwriter.

Erland Cooper is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Stromness, Orkney. He has been called "nature's songwriter" (The Guardian) and explorer of "the place where electronic and classical music can co-habit" (The Quietus). 

As a solo artist, Cooper has released five acclaimed studio albums, including a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, people, place and time. His work combines field recordings with traditional orchestration and contemporary electronic elements.  

He’s known for burying the only existing copy of the master tape of his first classical album in Scotland, deleting all digital files and leaving only a treasure hunt of clues for anyone to seek it. The tape was found in 2023 and the album will be released under the title Carve the Runes Then Be Content With Silence this year along with its world premiere at London’s Barbican Hall in June.

In Håkonshallen, Cooper will perform music from across his Orkney Triptych of albums as well as his latest record Folded Landscapes

Photo: Samuel Davies


  • Erland Cooper piano, electronics 

  • Nest quartet strings

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica

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