Oliver Coates

Coates 4_Credit Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Cellist Oliver Coates is well known for his collaborations with leading contemporary musicians and composers working in many different genres. This performance showcases his musical explorations from Messaien’s work for ondes martenot to Larry Goves’ flighty piano ripples that accompany the earthy tones of the cello. Coates’ version of Tommib Help Buss is a musical piece of perfection that complements Mica Levi’s award-winning song Love, featured in the soundtrack to Michael Glazer’s film, Under the Skin.

Programme:
Edmund Finnis Across White Air
Larry Goves The Clouds Flew Round with the Clouds 
Squarepusher Tommib Help Buss (arr. Coates)
Mica Levi Love (arr. Coates)
Olivier Messiaen Oraison (arr. Coates)
Michael Gordon Industry

The performance also includes new compositions written during Coates’ British Council / PRS for Music Foundation residency in Hong Kong, with visuals created by video artist Laura Colmenares Guerra (ulara.org).

 

"An itinerant love letter to the instrument... of deep resonance and fleeting harmonics." The Wire

Date:

2015

Creative Team:

Music: Oliver Coates
Visuals: Laura Colmenares Guerra
Director: Cathie Boyd

Performance:

The Art School, Glasgow & Kings Place, London