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Rising UK electronica producer Max Cooper has announced his second remix EP for 2012, Reconstructions, to be launched at electronica night FIELDS at Electrowerkz, London July 13.
This marks the first time multi-million selling minimalist soundtrack composer Michael Nyman (The Piano; Gattaca; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover) has allowed his work to be remixed. It will be released on Sasha’s imprint Last Night On Earth.
The Reconstructions EP comprises two Max Cooper reworks – one abstract, one dancefloor - plus the original of a sparse and emotional Nyman collaboration with songwriter and vocalist David McAlmont, Secrets, Accusations and Charges. An animated video by regular Cooper collaborator Nick Cobby, filmed with a cast of 20 and an Xbox Kinect, will follow the release.
The original track is drawn from the Nyman / McAlmont 2011 album The Glare, taking Nyman’s theme from the film Gattaca and adding McAlmont’s lyrics inspired by a newspaper story about a quiet suburban Scottish woman who was discovered to be a jewel thief.
As the Gattaca theme is an orchestral piece, both the Deconstruction and Reconstruction are built from samples of only two soundfiles: a track of McAlmont’s voice, and a single track of The Michael Nyman Ensemble playing the Gattaca theme.
Release/catalogue number: LNOE007
Release date: Jul 9, 2012