Jacob Cooper is a fellow member of Sleeping Giant, my composers’ collective. I was really hoping to get his music on the show, but alas nothing quite fit. So I’m featuring this really beautiful song of his. Unlike Bon Iver, the voice is not transformed. Instead a lost sample of La bohème is transformed into a pulsing and repeated chord. The text itself is beautiful (by Dora Malech) and was commissioned by Cooper in a reaction to a poem by Basho—unifying the entire song cycle.
“Unspun” by Jacob Cooper from Silver Threads
Read more about the song and its construction here.
Get the album here from Nonesuch.