is interactions between the capture and generation of sound and music
from custom designed and prepared instruments and devices.
It draws from its glossary of study in bellows and electronics, and in
digitally-seeded air from physical modeling and modular synthesis to
form compositions for performance, recording, and moving image.
Presentations include live performance for stage and installation
settings, sound sculpture and objects, photography, video, and software.
Founded in 2009 by Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer.
For a while it was possible to describe the duo Coppice’s often
indescribable music simply by identifying their many instruments,
particularly the harmonium and accordion wielded by Joseph Kramer and
But the notion of renewal is built right into their name:
the word “coppice” refers to the practice of pruning a tree to promote
new growth. The two are in the process of discarding old methods and
tools in order to better represent themselves in terms of
connections—between sound and visual art, between artist and audience,
between the tools themselves.
In an interview for "Never Nervous" they
explain, “First we choose and prepare the instruments and technology,
then we find the music relationships between them and each other’s
techniques in performance.” — Bill Meyer