Max Cooper is a trailblazer – not just in his current guise as an electronic music live entertainer, but in his previous career as a computational biologist, it fostered an unending desire to lead through innovation. It comes as no surprise that Northern Irishman, Cooper has transferred elements of science to his music. Now residing in London, physics, mathematics and geometry are reoccurring themes that flow through his A/V performances.
Already this past month Cooper played on arguably his biggest stage to date, when he played The Spider at Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary spectacular in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. It was just deserved for a boundary-pushing artist who continues to lead in his field. Already though, this stage is set to be eclipsed by his next solo show taking place at London's KOKO.
KOKO London needs little introduction. The venue is the jewel in the crowd of Camden, and to call its dancefloor iconic would be an understatement. Over the last decade, the venue in one of its incarnations has played host to some of the most significant musical and culture junctures of UK entertainment history. The launch of cinema, birth of punk, the rise of new romanticism - the list goes on. Many legendary artists have passed through its hallowed halls, and now live performer Max Cooper gets to add his name to that rich heritage.
Once again in association with longterm collaborators LWE, Max will grace an as yet unconfirmed iconic London dancefloor and reimagine it as only he knows how. This new show follows hot on the heels of last year’s awe inspiring MESH Live/Aether showcase, which utilised a matrix of 3D LEDs to dazzle audiences. With this in mind, we’re sure the next project will look to go even further into the technical unknown.
It’s already been the biggest year in his career to date, as he recently contributed the 30th instalment of Balance’s acclaimed mix series.
Stick the date of Thursday 20th September in the diary, and sign-up for the pre-sale.