AZEPHAL + ALEPH / STROMSCHIENE
MIKE COOPER live
For the past 40 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date.
Turntablist, hacker, filmmaker, autodidact, composer, collageur, conscientious copyright objector.
Since 1997 dieb13 has played hundreds of shows in more than 30 countries as soloist as well as a member of various ensembles. Long-term cooperations with (among others) Billy Roisz, Phil Minton and Mats Gustafsson. About 65 releases on circa 35 labels. Music for theater-, dance-, opera-, film- and video-productions, as well as installations and exhibitions.
Founder and operator of the internet platform klingt.org Curator for festivals and concert series.