Anna Meredith & Oliver Coates
Anna Meredith and Oliver Coates boast incredibly diverse musical resumes: Anna’s career as a concert composer has involved writing for most of the UK’s leading ensembles and performers as well as electronic artists such as Matmos and Shlomo, whilst Oliver has won acclaim both as performer on his native instrument of cello, and on work with artists as diverse as David Fennessy, Boards of Canada and Massive Attack.
“[evoking] the harsher end of Hyperdub while demonstrating admirable chutzpah in her juxtaposition of pipe samples from Scotland and Morocco, complemented by projected images of horses shooting death rays from their eyes.” The Wire
Anna and Oliver showcase entirely new works for Cryptic Nights, fusing live electronics and cello with visuals courtesy of artist and film maker Eleanor Meredith. Sonic references take in everything from the avant garde, dissonant and extreme through to lush melody, crisp beats and harmonious pop.