DJ & Dance

Max Cooper

When: Thu., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. 2013

UK-based experimental electronic musician Max Cooper is nothing if not prolific: The former geneticist releases copious amounts of music via his Facebook page, regularly collaborates with filmmakers and visual artists to produce animations to accompany his music, and recently participated in the world’s first “4-D” music rig — a non-directional speaker setup created by an Amsterdam sound team that allowed sound to move in space and time. “You get sounds coming from nowhere essentially,” he told DJBroadcast.net in an interview. It was probably a perfect way to listen to his music, which is fuzzy, dark, abstract, and introspective, as well as disorienting because of its ability to so thoroughly creep into your brain. This week, Cooper will be performing a nighttime concert on UC Berkeley’s Upper Sproul Plaza, whose iconically pruned London Plane trees should provide an appropriately eerie setting. String Theory — a band that blends electronic composition with live violin, cello, and bass — opens.

Madeleine Key

Price: free

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