Max Cooper to premiere »Seme« at Salzburg Easter Festival in 2024

After a successful start with »Westbam meets Wagner«, the Easter Festival's newly founded electro section is going into the next round in 2024, presenting »Seme« with Max Cooper on 28 March.

Max Cooper © Alex Kozobolis

Acclaimed musician, sound designer and creative Max Cooper has been invited by the Salzburg Easter Festival to create a new show, taking place at the iconic Felsenreitschule on 28th March 2024. Entitled »Seme«, the latest project in the London based audio-visual artist's vast portfolio of work will be a meditation on the form which yields us, and the world we live in.

The 2024 edition of Salzburg Easter Festival will be directed by Sir Antonio Pappano, who has set the theme of the annual festival around the spirit and passion of Italy. Following Pappano’s guide, Cooper’s intention for »Seme«(or »Seed«) takes a profound Italo-perspective, mining the region’s rich cultural past by combining historic Italian musical and elegant visual aesthetics with their counterparts from the history of science, philosophy and art.

He will be joined in collaboration by Sarah Aristidou, critically acclaimed French-Cypriot soprano, and Niels Orens, Belgian cello laureate and electronic composer. As Max Cooper continues to cut a unique and noteworthy path with an international reputation as a leading electronic musician, his work explores the foundations of nature and society, informed by his PhD in computational biology and expressed through a range of artistic media including sound and music, film, projection and immersive installations. While the presence of integrated thinking around releasing music has long distinguished Max Cooper, it is the notion of performance and entertainment grafted into his style which really admits Max to charge into new territory