cop tears

in their attempts to restore music to life cop tears troubles the lines between practice and art, harmony and sound, cooperation and coincidence.

In 2016 cop tears released their arrangement of John Cage's 13 Harmonies on the Reading Group label (NY), and the record was subsequently rereleased on Recital Program (LA).

Their edition of the Piano Works of Theodor W Adorno is out on Reading Group. 

Katt Hernandez/J.A.

Katt and John are an acoustic duo who make a music that could refer to fictional pasts or potential futures. The band owes much to folk and fiddle based music from around the world and is always looking to trouble geographies.

The record Bei-spiel Kartografi is out now on motvind!


Elliott Sharp/John Andrew Wilhite

The collaboration between the double bassist John Andrew Wilhite and guitarist Elliott Sharp juxtaposes the technical developments both have made and explores the similarities and influences between their two instruments and four hands.

As an ensemble member:

john andrew is developing a new way of playing the double bass. by using both hands on the fingerboard, john is able to achieve pianistic agility while sounding 4 simultaneous bi-tones. john is exploring the harmonic implications of these bi-tone relations.

In addition to his own projects, John plays in several ensembles including the Andreas Røysum Ensemble, AUK (with Henriette Eilertsen & Ferdinand Bergstrøm), and Hans Kjorstad's Avkjølingshistorie. John has also played with numerous contemporary music ensembles and orchestras such as the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

photo: J.A. in Andreas Røysum Ensemble with Sanskriti Sresha and Christian Meaas Svendsen