Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lindsay Cooper Memorial Concerts

A re-formed Henry Cow and other musicians have been playing three memorial concerts for Lindsay Cooper in November:

21 Nov. Barbican Center, London

22 Nov. Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

23 Nov. Teatro Diego Fabbri, Forlí, Italy

In the video of this blog post Phil Minton and John Greaves do "Forgotten Fruit" from "Oh Moscow" at the Barbican.

There are more videos on YouTube if you want to do some research, but most of them are quite shaky. Let´s hope some half professional (or better!) footage pops up!

Musicians involved:

Alfred Harth
Anne-Marie Roelofs
Chris Cutler
Dagmar Krause
Fred Frith
John Greaves
Michel Berckmans from Univers Zero (bassoon)
Phil Minton
Sally Potter
Tim Hodgkinson
Veryan Weston
Zeena Parkins

Added 28 November:

Sally Potter: "Lindsay Cooper: a rebel with applause" (The Guardian 20 November 2014).


gidouille said...

A friend was at the Barbican concert, and said the atmosphere was electric. A lossless audio recording in superb sound was put up on a torrent site, though I'm not sure if it's still available. I was quite moved, particularly by the News from Babel and Rags / Gold Diggers material, as it had never before been performed live. There are several video clips from Forli that are pretty good overall.

Svenn said...

Thanks for the comment. I have seen the videos, but stay away from torrent sites. Wish I was at one of the concerts!