Erland Cooper

Erland Cooper brings the Orkney Isles to Walthamstow with soaring Solan Goose


We were delighted to welcome Erland Cooper to Walthamstow Assembly Hall earlier this month to shoot the latest video for his stunning new album, inspired by his home on the Orkney Islands.


Read the full story and view the premiere of the live version of ‘Cattie-Face’ shot at WAH17 at The Quietus.

Renowned for its outstanding acoustics, Walthamstow Assembly Hall was complete in 1943 as part of the stunning Waltham Forest Town Hall complex. The Hall hosted classical music concerts, operas and ballets as the bombs fell and has a rich recording history. Some of the first stereo recordings were completed at the hall in 1958.

Artists to record and perform at the Hall include Benjamin Britten who recorded his masterpiece Peter Grimes, Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, On the Waterfront), Julie Andrews (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), The Rolling Stones and the Sex Pistols.

Erland and a small ensemble filled the Hall with a soaring sound evoking the open skies and bird life of Orkney – and if that’s not enough, a short trip down Forest Road and you can be in your very own Orkney at Walthamstow Wetlands. Don’t forget your headphones…