'Happenstance' (2020)
'Happenstance' (2020)
'Happenstance' (2020)
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'Happenstance' (2020)

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Happenstance is an LP consisting of four "soundbooks" composed and produced by jazz musician Shane Cooper. Each soundbook riffs to a particular theme or prompt: "static", "skins", "tongues" and "ecotones". Happenstance was recorded entirely on reel-to-reel tape, an early form of recording that allows for splicing and collaging sounds.
 
From an interview with Cooper:
 
"What these tape loops are to me is creating little micro universes, because I’m cutting up millisecond moments and splicing them together, not knowing what it would sound like until I listened back... I used the analogue part of this process to create an environment that everyone felt very present in the moment. This is very important for me because we came out of such an intense lockdown where no interaction was allowed in person. I wanted to lean into it more than I ever have."
 
31.3 x 31.5cm | 12-inch | LP vinyl record
 
Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2013 he was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz in South Africa, and in 2014 his album Oscillations won a SAMA for Best Jazz Album. His work forms part of the new wave of jazz in South Africa. He is known for his work in the electronic/dance music world, as well as commissioned works for films and theatre.