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TWO GIGS in one calendar week in 2020; this is unprecedented. Both live streams, maybe, but that’s just fine by me in a world which looks to have decided its wearing the garb of a bad Hammer or Amicus dystopia for the whole livelong year, and not just for Hallowe’en. Trick rather than treat, indeed.  …

TO THE Barbican, that beautiful, brutalist residential and cultural hub in London EC2: for a gig. A gig! Livestream or not, it’s a red letter day in 2020. Ah … gigs. Aren’t they wonderful, beauteous things. Okay, it’s a livestream event, but look at it out there; am I in a position to choose? Are …

THE DELICATE and psychogeographic recent canon of Orcadian Erland Cooper has, to partially quote Camper Van Beethoven, “increased by exactly one” today, with the release of the gossamer piano yearn of “Holm Sound” ahead of this Saturday’s Barbican performance. He evokes in sound that stretch of water separating Mainland from Barray, adjacent to the village …

YOUR favourite Orcadian psychogeographer and acclaimed forger of musical atmospheres, Erland Cooper, is to give a special performance at London’s Barbican on Saturday, October 10th. The event, designed for live broadcast, is part of the autumn Live from the Barbican series: a dozen events which will also feature Nubya Garcia, Richard Dawson, The Divine Comedy …