Laura Cocks “field anatomies”

The shapes Laura Cocks breathes into life with her various flutes is a bit of aural magic. On their debut full-length, five pieces from five different composers become tactile arrangements that never buckle under considerable physicality. Experimentation is as much a tool as it is a methodology and hearing Cocks’ use of it to get at the core of the real thesis here – the physical relationship … Continue reading Laura Cocks “field anatomies”

Premiere: Laura Cocks “Oxygen and Reality”

I am always so taken with the ferocity and agility with which Laura Cocks plays the flute. Their new album, field anatomies, explores the degree to which a body can be pushed and what exists in the space beyond our limitations. Cocks’ music exists in simultaneous spheres of deep, investigative realities and an effervescent glow of pure, joyous expression. It is work that is heady, but … Continue reading Premiere: Laura Cocks “Oxygen and Reality”

Beyond the Standard Wall: An Interview With Laura Cocks

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. TAK Ensemble and TAK Editions have become fixtures in my listening habits over the past year and their Executive Director and flutist-in-chief, Laura Cocks, is a driving force for so much of their good work (and in New York more widely). Between their own solo works (read further to watch … Continue reading Beyond the Standard Wall: An Interview With Laura Cocks