EYe MUSIC II : A SWEET NICHE (2012)
Keir cooper > OLIVER SELLWOOD > BEN HANDYSIDES
'AS IF BAGPUSS
HAD JOINED SLAYER' MISFIT CITY
This album was written over 10 days in a Madrid rehearsal studio while Oliver lived in the city and Keir came for a month. Ben Handysides approached the band asking to join on drums and the set was realised in London, though a series of performances and a studio recording: achieved through live takes as a trio (as with much Jazz)
and recorded over 4 days.
1. EYE MUSIC II
2. FORK CRIME
4. GAOL BIRD
6. FLIRT WITH PASCAL
7. KA'S GREEN NOTEBOOK
8. 24 NOTE WALTZ
9 COS WE CAN
Artists Dickon Knowles and David Trevail created two video responses to the music, Dickon filming a story for 24 Note Waltz and David offering a video/animation for Duodecimal.
A Sweet Niche is the work
of Keir Cooper & Oliver Sellwood.
Keir is an award-winning artist working in composition for guitar+electronics and live art. Oliver (5**** Knifeworld, Guardian) is a composer and saxophonist, completing a PhD with Matthew Shlomowitz & Michael Finnissy. Together they share a musical vocabulary sharpened over two decades.