Max Cooper

Max Cooper has carved a unique space as an audio-visual artist with a science PhD and an international reputation as a leading electronic musician.

His work carries an emotional resonance and sensory immersion, often focusing on humanity’s place in the world. He merges electronic music and visual art with scientific enquiry through installations, live performance, immersive audio-visual experiences, a range of digital media and award-winning music videos.

Cooper’s impressive discography dates back to 2007, when he juggled studying Computational Biology with being resident DJ at a local techno club.

He became the first techno artist to perform at the Acropolis in Athens, scored a powerful video narrated by Greta Thunberg and Pope Francis urging world leaders to consider climate and environment, has received commissions and collaborations with The Barbican, Zaha Hadid Architects, France TV, AND&, The Babraham Institute, L-Acoustics and reworked musicians including Philip Glass, Nils Frahm, Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Hot Chip and Moby.

Alongside his team at The Wild Seeds, Cooper established Mesh to explore the intersection of music, art and science.

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