MP3 Timothy Cooper - Light on the Water
Oceanic piano sound--a great wash of sustained sound that can seem at once infinite and intimate, with no borders or boundaries--only the presence of being.
19 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, NEW AGE: Solo Instrumental
Timothy Cooper began his musical career as a chorister at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Washington, DC. As a soprano, he performed under the demanding
direction of Dr. Paul S. Callaway, Richard Dirksen and David Koehring, singing a vast repertoire of sacred and choral works written by some of the world’s leading
composers. Among them were British composers Dr. Benjamin Britten and Sir Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as 16th century English composers William Byrd and
Thomas Tallis. He also performed the major works of contemporary American composers Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Dr. Leo Sowerby and Richard Dirksen. Together with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Cooper recorded several LP records and toured in the United States and abroad, singing at Westminster Abbey, King John’s College Cambridge, Coventry, Chichester and Canterbury cathedrals.
As a teenager he was influenced by the innovative music of the Sixties, including recording artist Ravi Shankar. He studied sitar until he took up acoustical piano while studying film directing and writing at the American Film Institute, Center for Advanced Film Studies in Los Angeles.
Over subsequent years, he developed his own pure piano style of improvisational composition, later influenced by acoustical artists Keith Jarrett, Liz Story, Will Ackerman, Philip Aaberg, and Suzanne Ciani. In 2001, greatly moved by the attacks on the World Trade Center, Cooper finally began recording his piano improvisations.
These recordings resulted in “Light on the Water”. He recorded on a Baldwin concert grand piano, using Panasonic DAT technology and stereo Neumann U 87 microphones.
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