LITTLEBIG was founded by Ned Beckett in the UK in 2004. Representing the world’s finest leftfield artists including Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins, Autechre, Battles, Clark and 65daysofstatic, the agency – whilst primarily focusing on concert and tour booking – produces special events worldwide, and to its artists it also offers management and consultancy.
With offices in Brighton, Bristol and Berlin, the agency is thrilled to announce its expansion; it has opened a London office, under the banner NEWFORM.
Headed up by the agency’s newest agent-addition, Nathalie Blue, NEWFORM will offer agency, production and consultancy services to composers, musicians and ensembles working between genres and forms. It builds on the agency’s belief in supporting artist visions, with a special focus on the intersection between contemporary classical, electronic and visual culture. NEWFORM will produce and tour a range of unique artists and projects.
Nathalie Blue – who brings a wealth of expertise and experience from her years working in London agencies such as Primary Talent and Harrison Parrott – explains that NEWFORM will “offer a service which will allow us to curate, connect and promote the best in contemporary live performance”. And LITTLEBIG director Ned Beckett couldn’t be happier with the new entity; “I’m thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced person to the LITTLEBIG family. Nathalie’s vision fits with our way of thinking, and how we look to evolve our work into new areas in the future.”
Further to announcing its new London office, there’s an incredibly exciting development for the LITTLEBIG Berlin headquarters too. The agency has teamed up with new Berlin-based agency, QUIETLOUD. After two decades operating as Backroom Entertainment, Alma Ernst and her fantastic 7-person team are beginning a new chapter under the QUIETLOUD banner, sharing office space, insight and expertise with LITTLEBIG.
This joint-venture between the two agencies has been formed to expand each organisations network and collaborative possibilities, continuing their shared passion and enduring dedication to developing the live careers of artists they truly believe in and are inspired by. Two cutting-edge organisations will now collaborate, and will continue building amazing live careers for artists, and special experiences for audiences.
65daysofstatic // Actress // Afrodeutsche // Aisha Devi // Aleksi Perala // Anika // Aphex Twin // And So I Watch You From Afar // Autechre // Battles // Ben Frost // Ben Lukas Boysen // Bjarki // Bobbie Johnson // Braids // Camila Fuchs // Clark // Claro Intelecto // Clouds // Conforce // Daniel Lanois // Danny Daze // Dopplereffekt // Emmanuel // Emptyset // Eomac // Felixs Machines // Gábor Lázár // Gazelle Twin // Giant Swan // Hidden Orchestra // Holly Herndon // JETS // Jimmy Edgar // JoeFarr // Jon Hopkins // Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Kangding Ray // Kiki Hitomi // Kyoka // Lakker // Leisure System // Lisa Morgenstern // Luke Vibert // Maenad Veyl // Mariel Ito // Mark Ernestus // Max Cooper // Mira Calix // Mouse On Mars // Múm // Nathan Fake // Photay // Plaid // Powell // Randomer // Richard Devine // Rival Consoles // Roly Porter // Roman Lindau // Ryan James Ford // Shackleton // The Field // Tikiman live with Scion // Tim Exile // Tropic of Cancer // Tzusing // Venetian Snares // Wolf Eyes // Yaleesa Hall // Zebra Katz
Alex From Tokyo | Andre Bratten | Andy Hart | Bloody Mary | Brock Van Wey / bvdub | Christopher Rau | Curses | Daniele Baldelli | Elektro Guzzi | Engyn | Ian Pooley | Idjut Boys | KiNK | Kirilik | Lord Of The Isles | Max Graef | Morgan Geist | Mr Tophat | Musk | No Moon | Otologic | Paramida | Perel | Robert Henke and all aliases: Atom/ Monolake/ Lumière/ Piercing | Tim Sweeney | Todd Terje | Woo York
LITTLEBIG Partner & Booking Agent
NEWFORM Founder & Booking Agent
QUIETLOUD Founder, CEO & Booking Agent
QUIETLOUD COO & Booking Agent
Max Cooper has announced the release of his next album ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’. After spending a month in complete isolation at a remote cottage in Wales, Max Cooper presents ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’, his third studio album, in which he interrogates notions of identity whilst profiling the complex mechanisms that make us all wonderfully unique.
Every piece of music on the album is a score to the visual story underpinning the project. Each chapter conceived in both musical and visual form from the outset, and carried forward as collaborations with visual artists. These chapters are explained in detail on an accompanying website which will be released alongside the album. On his process, Max explains:
“Nature is like art – full of structure, complexity, paradox and many other things which invoke awe, beauty, peace, confusion, frustration and feeling. That is why I involve scientific ideas in my projects; they are a rich source of aesthetic and feeling.”
As one of the leading artists exploring the intersection of music, science, art and technology, Max Cooper has sustained a reputation for providing insightful projects via sound, visuals and immersive installations. ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’ advances that reputation, with an artistic exploration of ideas communicating the marvel of our existence.
- “Absolutely incredible, utterly enthralling…goosebumps.” – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
- “The always awesome Max Cooper.” – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6 Music
- “Digging everything Max does.” – Charlotte de Witte, producer/DJ
- “This is some really top-end intricate and poised electronica, he’s so talented this guy” – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
- Features on Resident Advisor (Japan too), Tsugi (FR), Nerdcore (DE), House Of Frankie (IT), The Playground (ZA), Electronic Groove (UK), Orb Mag(UK), Decoded Mag (UK), A Closer Listen (USA), We Are Machine (USA), XLR8R (USA), Data Transmission (UK) among others.
- Groove magazine is doing a 3 page studio feature on Max in their September or October issue too.
- Plays European radio stations, support in the UK from BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1 and more
- Video for ‘Hope’ with over 45k views (across Youtube & Vimeo)
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Reaktor @ Elementenstraat Warehouse (Room 2)
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Aleksi Perala (Live)
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Hubie Davison (DJ)
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Jon Hopkins (DJ)
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Banlieue presents Diagonal @ ADE – Radion (Room 2)
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Roman Lindau (DJ)
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Zeezout @ Undercurrent
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Max Cooper (DJ)
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Fresh off the heels of his critically acclaimed album ‘Emergence’ comes the next part of Max Cooper’s symbiotic exploration of music and science, conceptually wrapped around the development of human existence – ‘Chromos’.
Chromos is the next chapter in the Emergence story. It’s a prologue about the formation of chromosomes, the building blocks of life. – Resident Advisor
The opening tracks, ‘Chromos’ and ‘Coils of Living Synthesis’, are beautifully delicate soundscapes of organic life inspired by genetic research undertaken at the Babraham Institute. The former also features an accompanying VR video by long-time collaborator Andy Lomas, the production of which used a simulated model to predict what DNA looks like inside a cell.
Distant chords and subtle glitches emerge from a hypnotic groove in ‘Molten Landscapes’, whilst ‘Four Tone Reflections’ builds a vast sonic spectrum over 12 minutes. For the ‘Chromos’ remix, Cosmin TRG turns the fragility of the original into a beastly, warped techno monster.
‘As a biologist I am passionate to find ways to make our science more accessible, to help people understand what we do and why we do it… It was amazing to see how the [Chromos] project took real data from the lab and turned it into a multidimensional experience which allows people to get more closely acquainted with our DNA, what it does and how it looks, making it almost palpable.’ – Mikhail Spivakov, Research Group Leader at the Babraham Institute“The sounds pop and crackle like fireworks exploding in your skull…expressive and emotive. Cooper’s music may be conceptual, but it’s also moving. 4.2” Resident Advisor
“One of the most innovative and cutting-edge producers in electronic music today…a masterpiece of craftsmanship. 9/10” Exclaim, Canada“Max Cooper sigue maravillando” / “Max Cooper continues to marvel” Clubbing Spain“A slither of light in a dark world” IDOL Mag“What your DNA might sound like” Highsnobiety
Check out these links for more on Chromos and Max Cooper:
- ‘Chromos’ Resident Advisor review
- FormFiftyFive interview with Max Cooper
Listen to Chromos: https://MaxCooper.lnk
RA Exchange podcast: https://www.residenta
Max Cooper’s ‘Emergence’ is the story of natural laws and processes, their inherent beauty, and their action to yield the universe, us and the world we live in.
Initially conceived as a soundtrack to a new series of 11 pieces of video art, each track explores a different facet of the titular concept. The work is a marriage between the cosmic awe of a Carl Sagan film and the musical wonderment of Sigur Rós; made for meditating on the mystery of our emotional connection to fundamental natural form.
The full A/V live show triumphantly premiered at Mutek festival, Japan in November, before coming home to a sold out December show in London Islington’s Assembly Hall. With performances set for all over the world, 2017 is promising to be equally as industrious.
“Grand in scope and ambitious in narrative, a meditative, hallucinatory journey” – DJ Mag
Cooper (collaborating with Tom Hodge and vocalist Kathrin deBoer on “Trust” and other tracks) puts together a rich piece of music that incorporates post-rock, Warp-y brain-dance, hi-def digital techno and shimmering neo-classical. Few musicians are as qualified as Max to tackle as profound an idea as ‘Emergence’ through electronic music.
“Aurally stunning and cinematic at every turn … techno with blood running through its veins” – Resident Advisor
Max has synthesised his skill as a producer and his deep interests in science to create a Hadron Collider-grade ambient techno world, in the lineage of The Future Sounds of London’s Lifeforms for 2016. Still fresh from it’s November 25th release, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful records you’ll hear all year.
Early reviews of ‘Emergence’ can be found here:
Max Cooper and pianist and composer Tom Hodge do a live performance at Abbey Road Studios to perform music of their current and upcoming EP.
Sonos and Abbey Road Studios have set out to explore the method and the magic of creating music and great sounds. To celebrate the partnership between Sonos and Abbey Road Studios, as well as the upcoming opening of Sonos Studio London this fall.
Following his critically acclaimed essential mix and recent Artefact EP, Max Cooper’s A/V show Emergence has moved to exclusive bookings with LittleBig.
- Emergence – new A/V show
- New EP artefact
- Ableton feature on emergence story and tech
- Essential mix
Max Cooper launched his Emergence live AV show at the end of 2014. The show is a culmination of work with different visual artists, musicians and tech specialists which build the content and performance system that allows Max to tell a live audio/visual story about the emergence of the reality we live in from basic underlying natural form. Starting from the structure of the primes, right up to life in the capitalist machine and beyond.
Max Cooper’s Emergence AV show is available for bookings from October 2015.
Max featured in an Ableton article ‘Beautiful Data‘ which talks about his Emergence AV set and how it works.
Max Cooper has recently collaborated with Tom Hodge on a piece, called Remnants from their new – Artefact EP. Video made by Nick Cobby
In February, 2015, Max was invited to do a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which includes some unreleased material from his favourite artists like Nils Frahm, Lusine, Tim Hecker and Rob Clouth. The mix also contains some of his new work, some unreleased, and two tracks from his new EP with Tom Hodge