Duo with Oren Ambarchi this weekend at Kaoila Festival in Galdakao, Basque Country

This weekend – Friday, June 3 – Oren and I will perform our duo at the KAOILA Festival just outside of Bilbao in Galdakao, Bizkaia (Basque Country). We are thrilled to return to Basque Country after many years to perform at this wonderful 2-day festival that features so many great musicians and friends!

More details on the festival’s Instagram or Facebook.

Two solo performances this week at Experimentik in Berlin & All Ears in Oslo !

This Wednesday, May 18 I will perform a solo set for Experimentik, a monthly series for new & experimental music in Berlin. I will share the bill with Léo Dupleix.

Later this week i will travel to Oslo, Norway for a solo performance on Saturday May 21 at the longstanding All Ears Festival. I am thrilled to be heading back to Oslo, as i haven’t visited & performed there since 2013!

Two nights at Café Oto (London) this week – solo & Ora Clementi

This week – Wednesday April 27 & Thursday April 28 – I will be at Café Oto in London (UK) for two nights of performances. On Wednesday i will present ‘A Piece of Work‘ on a shared program with James Rushford (solo). On Thursday our duo Ora Clementi will perform together for the first time since Jan 2020 – a set of material related to our 2021 album Sylva Sylvarum on Black Truffle Records. Thursday night will be a mini-Black Truffle night also featuring solo sets by Judith Hamann and Oren Ambarchi.

Really looking forward to being back at Café Oto & in London after the past few years away, and very excited to bring this music to a live audience!

Details for Wednesday HERE.

Details for Thursday HERE.

Live score for Bill Morrison’s ‘The Highwater Trilogy’ in Zurich Saturday March 26

I am very pleased to present a live score for American fillmaker Bill Morrison’s hypnotic 31 minute film ‘The Highwater Trilogy‘ at the Zwei Tage Strom festival in Zurich this weekend. The screening/concert takes place on Saturday night, March 26 at the Kunstraum Walcheturm.

Full details for the concert and more on this lovely 2-night festival here.

A Piece Of Work – LP / Digital – is out TODAY – March 4

I am thrilled to announce that ‘A Piece Of Work‘ is officially out on LP / Digital today via Berlin based label Second Editions. This piece was originally commissioned for radio broadcast in 2019 by Radiophrenia (Glasgow) and was developed further through live performances in 2019-2021 to conclude in this final version.

The piece features guest appearances by Seiji Morimoto (electronics) and Oren Ambarchi (percussion). Mixed with Joe Talia at Good Mixture and mastered/cut by Anne Taegert at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.

I would like to send a BIG thank-you to Malte Jantzen of Second Editions for his support, enthusiasm and patience(!).

The album is available at all the great distributors (EU/US/JP) and can be purchased digitally directly through my bandcamp page HERE.

‘Assembled from fragments collected in Oslo, Berlin, Vienna, Winnipeg, Melbourne and Lisbon, ‘A Piece of Work’ is far more than a travelog or audio diary. cole’s compositions develop more like poetry, resolutely refusing to intone clearly about the exactness of place, but instead representing space, feeling and the joy of investigation. There’s a collage quality to the almost 30-minute composition that flows gently from blustering concrete sounds into warbling tonal drones, subtle crackles and synthesized sputters. But cole’s less interested in hard cuts than imperceptible evolution; her elements shift like sunlight, dipping behind the clouds for a moment, diving from view with perfect, natural timing.’

– Boomkat UK

New Commission w/ Oren Ambarchi presented live this week for Radiophrenia in Glasgow

On Tuesday February 15 Oren and I will present a new commission in a live to air performance for the wonderful Radiophrenia in Glasgow Scotland. The piece titled ‘1200 Hours AEST / CET‘ was developed during the first extended period that we had been separated by oceans since 2018. 

The backbone of the work is built of momentary daily recordings, mapping each day that we were apart, linking us across great distances and multiple time zones. From Berlin to Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) thirty-one seconds were captured every day at midday for thirty-one days. 

The live performance of the piece draws an additional metaphor for this period of separation and reuniting; we will each play a different sustained tone – one beginning at a higher pitch and the other from a lower pitch, and gradually sweep these tones towards the other until we conclude by meeting at the same destination tone.

The live component of this piece is an homage to the late Alvin Lucier, whose presence, work and ideas we are forever grateful. 

Details about our performance & the rest of this fantastic program here.

Solo performance at WABE in Berlin – February 4, 2022

I’m looking forward to performing as part of a wonderful 2-night program curated by Swedish-Finish artist Marja Ahti for the 5th edition of the Ausland (Berlin) series Craving Coincidence. It’s a beautiful program featuring; Marja Ahti, Nico Matti-Ahti & Topias Tiheäsalo, James Rushford & Judith Hamann on the first night – Thursday, February 3, and Catherine Lamb & Lucy Railton and myself on the Friday, February 4. In order to allow for more space in these times the event will take place at WABE.

Full program details and links to advance tickets can be found on the Ausland site here.

Solo performance in Berlin this Saturday, Dec 11

I will present a short solo performance this Saturday night for the finissage of the wonderful NOTHINGTOSEENESS exhibition at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. The exhibition will be open late for this occasion and at 7 PM a program of performances by myself, Arnold Dreyblatt and Phillip Sollmann will take place.

Our performances relate to the concept of the beautifully curated exhibition which explores ideas that relate to Void/White/Silence, showcasing diverse takes on these themes including monochromatics, minimalism and more conceptual approaches – with a special interest in the link between music & silence.

My piece ‘μαύρο / άσπρο‘ was developed by working with sounds that evoke ideas of darkness and light.

Duo this weekend w/ Oren Ambarchi @ FAQ Festival in the Netherlands

This Saturday November 6 Oren and I will perform our duo at FAQ Festival in ’s- Hertogenbosch. This looks like a lovely 3-day event featuring an entire program of Eliane Radigue works and performances by Russell Haswell, Sven-Åke Johansson & Jan Jelinek, Jessica Ekomane and more. Full festival details here.