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HAPPENSTANCE

by Shane Cooper

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STATIC 19:12
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SKINS 17:13

about

We're extremely proud to present HAPPENSTANCE, a sprawling jazz-concrète project produced by Johannesburg composer and double bass player Shane Cooper. Approached in 2020 by interdisciplinary arts space The Centre For The Less Good Idea to create audio work, Cooper drew on his network in the thriving South African jazz scene, bringing in Bokani Dyer (piano), Cara Stacey (bows), Daliwonga Tshangela (cello), Gontse Makhene (percussion), Jonno Sweetman (percussion) and Micca Manganye (percussion).

Two days of free-flowing composition, improvisation and investigative recording followed, with the results captured on a vintage reel-to-reel tape machine. This tape was fractured and reassembled by Cooper, bringing into surreal focus tiny ecosystems of sound, like curls of static clasped from the air and brought under the magnifying glass. The results - two long, standalone pieces - are dizzying, weightless; musique concrète melding with jazz-schooled virtuosity in a dubbed out bricolage of interludes and u-turns.

Recommended for fans of Abdullah Ibrahim, Tony Allen, Floating Points and Daphne Oram.

Digital download contains whole LP side edits, as well as individual track downloads (radio edits).

www.newframe.com/happenstance-shane-coopers-sonic-adventures/

credits

released June 6, 2021

A: STATIC

Bokani Dyer - piano, composition.
Cara Stacey - umtshingo, umrhubhe, nyunga-nyunga, piano, composition.
Daliwonga Tshangela - cello, composition.
Shane Cooper - basses, synths, rhodes, guitar, composition, production, recording, mixing.
Assistant recording engineer - Zain Vally.

B: SKINS

Gontse Makhene - percussion, composition.
Micca Manganye - percussion, composition.
Jonno Sweetman - percussion, composition.
Shane Cooper - basses, body percussion, composition, production, recording, mixing.
Assistant recording engineer - Zain Vally.

All photographs by Zivanai Matangi.

Incubated and Commissioned by | The Centre for the Less Good Idea
Founder & Co-Director of the Board | William Kentridge
Founding Animateur & Co-Director of the Board | Bronwyn Lace
Animateur for the Centre | Phala Ookeditse Phala

Artwork by Sam Bristow. Vinyl mastered by Sam Annand.

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Shane Cooper Johannesburg, South Africa

Bands:
MABUTA :
mabuta.bandcamp.com

Card On Spokes :
cardonspokes.bandcamp.com


Bassist, composer. Shane Cooper from South Africa. Living in Joburg.


www.shanecoopermusic.com
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