THE extraordinary musician and artist Mike Cooper who creates unique, performances that some combine music, sound and film, is coming to the Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) in Taunton.

Mike plays lap steel guitar, sings, is an improviser and composer, song-maker, a film and video maker.

Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music and live music for silent films.

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He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date

He now tours the world with his multi-media performances and installations. His shows mix blues, improvised songs, electronic improvisations, abstract sound and film and much more.

Mike has stretched the possibilities of that genre even more than his better known contemporaries Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne, by pursuing it into the more avant-garde musical areas.

You can see Mike Cooper at CICCIC in Taunton on October 2 at 8pm.

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