MIKE COOPER // 1st Ruptured Session // 21 May 2010

British guitar player MIKE COOPER has established himself in the past decade or so as an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. His roots and inspiration range freely through traditional country blues, folk, original songs, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, electro-acoustic music, and ‘sonic gestural’ playing. Mike Cooper was the guest of RUPTURES to talk about his two concerts in Beirut, on May 24 at EM Chill (along with Scrambled Eggs, Beirut’s punk/experimental rock musical activists), and on May 26 at Beirut Art Center. Cooper was accompanied in this interview by Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui.

Mike Cooper 21 May part 1 + Mike Cooper 21 May part 2

Track listing:
Mike Cooper
Steffan Basho-Junghans
Son House
Charley Patton
Jack Rose