Max Cooper has just released a new music/video project with the Dutch filmmaker Jip Mus, there’s also a Sonar +D live stream event coming next week which he has prepared a new AV live show for, and will be taking part in a discussion about his video projects along with some of the collaborators on the last album project.
Max Cooper on the video collaboration with Jip – “The collab with Jip is a story of ice and reflections for the second part of my Earth EP. The music was a troubled but hopeful reflection on current events, and Jip had the great idea of linking the reflections of the music to those of ice and its role in reflecting light from the sun, linking in footage from his visits to Svalbard, research lab imagery of crystal (sodium nitrate as well as ice) formation from Wenting Zhu, and his own ice formation experiments. Big thanks Jip for the beautiful work, I hope you enjoy it too.”
Some words from Jip about the project – “The film is choreographed by a natural source; change of temperature. I was amazed by all the different shapes and movements water would make, a continuous dance of shifting into states of aggregation. I got to visit Svalbard last November for a photo series and I was shocked to feel the rise of temperature in the Arctic so vividly. When I first heard the music that Max sent me it gave me a melancholic feeling, the same feeling I felt seeing this island slowly disappear. I hope this film helps us understand the value of these places and that we need to preserve them to slow down the rapid changes of temperature on our planet. I would like to thank Wenting Zhu, Cecilia Blomdahl, and of course Max Cooper for working together with me on this film.”
Next week, for the Sonar+D event, Max Cooper will be chatting about his visual collaboration projects from the ‘Yearning for the Infinite’ album, with some opportunities for questions as well. It goes live at around 11 am CET on Friday 18th. Find out more information here.
The live visual show recording will be streaming on Saturday 19th via the Sonar+D website including new content that hasn’t been released. More info can be found here.