Lindsay Cooper

Lindsay Cooper (March 3, 1951 — Sept. 18, 2013) was an English bassoonist, oboist, and composer who replaced Geoff Leigh as the chief woodwind player in Henry Cow, serving with the band on four studio albums between 1974 and 1978. In the two decades that followed, she released numerous soundtrack recordings and rock operas with ensemble backing from players on the European avant-garde/improve scene, including vocalists Phil Minton and Sally Potter. Cooper re-teamed with erstwhile Cow personnel in the art-rock/cabaret band News From Babel, which released two albums on Rē Records between 1984 and 1986.


  • Rags (1981)
  • The Gold Diggers (OST, 1983)
  • The Small Screen (TV, 1984)
  • Music for Other Occasions (1986)
  • An Angel on the Bridge (1991)
  • Schrödinger’s Cat (1991)
  • Oh Moscow (1991)
  • Sahara Dust (1993)
  • Pia Mater (1997 • Lindsay Cooper & Charles Gray)
  • A View From the Bridge (1998)

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