Erland Cooper is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and producer who was born and raised on the Orkney Isles. Exploring a balance between alternative, electronic and classical music, his debut solo project began as a gentle response to ease the anxiety and claustrophobia of working in a large city, while connecting identity, memory and place through music and cinematography.
Erland believes music often reflects the landscape a musician is surrounded by, be it rural, urban, real or imagined. Rich in folklore, music, myth and mythology, Orkney has strong Scandinavian influences that are echoed and layered throughout his arrangements.
Previous projects include The Magnetic North, which blends orchestral arrangement, rock, and electronica, and his early work as lead to progressive folk rock band Erland and the Carnival.
Erland owns a London recording studio, which is now home to some of the UK’s most acclaimed leftfield producers, artists and mixing engineers. He has also scored and produced music for TV & Film in the UK, US and Canada.