Laura CocksNew York, NY
Laura Cocks is a New York based flutist who works in a wide array of creative environments as a performer and promoter of contemporary music. Laura is the flutist and executive director of TAK ensemble, a group of “young fearless players” (Boston Globe) with whom she “slays the thorniest material like it’s
nothing” (WQXR). TAK has been in residence at institutions such as Stanford University, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Delian Academy and has released three albums to critical acclaim, with their latest release on the newly founded TAK editions label. Laura is also a member of the Nouveau Classical Project and the Association of Dominican Classical Artists and is a frequent guest with ensembles such as Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Wet Ink Ensemble. She can be heard with TAK, International Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and others on labels such as Carrier Records, ECM, New Focus Recordings, Sound American, Denovali Records, Orange Mountain Music, Double Whammy Whammy, Winspear, and Gold Bolus.
Mnemosyne – Brian Ferneyhough
Live audio recording of Brian Ferneyhough’s ‘Mnemosyne’ at Elebash Hall, 2016
Oxygen and Reality – Bethany Younge
Live Performance of “Oxygen and Reality” at Project Q, 2017
Atolls : David Bird
All tracks performed and recorded by Laura Cocks at CIRM in Nice, France.
ATOLLS is for solo piccolo and twenty-nine spatialized piccolos. The auxiliary performers surround the soloist and the audience. The pitch content is derived from the twenty-nine most salient spectral components of a crash cymbal occurring (and analyzed) within the shrill range of Janet Leigh’s infamous scream from Hitchcock’s Psycho.