Intervention Performance at Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel (CH) in SOLO / MUTE / PAN exhibition – Thursday Sept 29, 2022

This week i am in a micro-residency in Biel Switzerland to create an intervention performance in the wonderfully immersive 2-floor sound installation SOLO / MUTE / PAN created by Olga Kokcharova and Laurent Güdel. The exhibition at Kunsthaus Pasquart is open from 18.9.-20.11.2022.

I will be working alongside Swiss composer Annette Schmucki to create ways of coexisting, disrupting and entangling with Kokcharova & Güdel’s detailed sound composition which is diffused through an elaborate, complex and beautiful acousmonium spaning multiple rooms over two floors of the gallery. Our performance takes place on Thursday September 29 at 18:30 on the top floor.

Full details about the exhibition here.

Solo performance at Himera Festival in Turku Finland – September 24, 2022

I will travel to Turku Finland this weekend to present my work at the wonderful Himera Festival. This will be my first time performing in Finland and I am so pleased to join such a fantastic group of artists; Microtub, Charlie Morrow, Lucy Railton and John Edwards as part of this weekends program.

Solo performance in Berlin, Friday Sept 2 • Songs of the Cockaigne

I’m pleased to perform as part of a night of wonderful sound and images this week curated by Anorak, a Berlin based artistic platform. The evening is titled Seeing Is Believing VI – Songs of Cockaigne and will feature musical performances by Golden Fur (James Rushford, Sam Dunscombe and Judith Hamann) and myself, and a program of moving image works by James Richards with Tolia Astakhishvili, John Marriott & Steve Reinke, P. Staff and others.

The event begins at 8 PM on Friday 2 at the Anorak space, Markgrafenstr. 85 10969 Berlin.

Links to website and more details here.

36-Channel diffusion Concert in Leipzig on August 5, 2022

This Friday, August 5 I have been invited to present a multi-channel concert of ‘A Piece of Work‘ at ZiMMT in Leipzig Germany. I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities of spatial diffusion for this piece through their unique 3D Audio System (36-channels). The concert is only open to members, but membership is free. More details here.

New track ‘puzzler’ out on Two New Lips compilation by Regional Bears (UK)

I’m super pleased to have a new piece ‘puzzler‘ out on the great new compilation ‘Two New Lips’ on UK label Regional Bears. It’s a lovely comp comprised of voice-related pieces, featuring an array of great artists & composers including Yeast Culture, Sean McCann, Vanessa Rosetto, Derek Baron and many more. Available digitally and for the moment as a limited edition cassette release.

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!

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.