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Mike Cooper & Grayson Cooke

Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and award-winning media artist, Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, and Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Media degree. Grayson has presented live audio-visual performance works in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Japan and the UK, and he has published academic articles in numerous print and online journals. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal. Mike Cooper plays lap steel guitar / electronics and sings. For the past 40 years he has been an international musical explorer pushing the boundaries of his music. He ranges freely through his own idiosyncratic original songs, traditional country blues, folk, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, and sonic gestural playing utilizing open tunings and extended guitar techniques. He appears on more than 80 records to date and runs his own HIPSHOT record label on which he publishes most of his solo work these days.