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Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham, United Kingdom
Delpine Dora & Mocke // Sophie Cooper // Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie
Le corps défendant (2017) was recorded during a long-term, long(ish)-distance collaboration between Delphine Dora who lives in french deep countryside and Mocke who is based in Brussels. It was released in July 2017 by Brussels label Okraïna.
Delphine Dora is a french pianist, vocalist, improviser and composer. Besides her solo work, she collaborated with musicians such as Half Asleep, Salvatore Borrelli, Bruno Duplant, Paulo Chagas, Eloise Decazes (Arlt) and she has performed with Lau Nau, James Blackshaw, Baby Dee, Liam Singer, Sophie Cooper, Aine O’Dwyer. She is also the founder of the Wild Silence label which has more than 20 releases.
Mocke is a french guitarist and composer based in Brussels and a key figure of the french alternative pop scene. Besides his solo work, he has collaborated with Arlt, Kelly de Martino, Transbluency, Chevalrex. He was a member of Holden and is now a member of the duo Midget! with Claire Vailler.
Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie's music for guitar, voice and objects brings together a broad palette of acoustic experimentation with drifting song-like structures. Ben Pritchard released 'A Drawn Out Line' on Wagtail and plays in the Ashley Paul ensemble. Sholto Dobie has released music on Cosmovisión registros andinos and OtoRoku, and has played with with United Bible Studies, Ashley Paul and Ivor Kallin. He also runs the long-standing event series Muckle Mouth.
«Sophie Cooper is a trombone player and finds the instrument incredibly intuitive to play due to it having a slide rather than fixed notes opening up a vast range of sounds. She considers the instrument to be closely related to the voice, which also has these possibilities and the combination of the two fascinating.
Sophie’s performance will incorporate trombone and vocal themes and variations presented via lo-fi guitar amps, an idea resulting from a recent artist residency in Northern Ireland’s The Curfew Tower.»
£5 on the door