Cosmo Sheldrake

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About Cosmo Sheldrake

Multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake’s mother is Jill Purce, a renowned vocal teacher who specializes in overtone chanting and worked with composer Karlheinz Stockhausen in the ’70s. ∙ At age 16, Sheldrake formed the band Gentle Mystics alongside singer Noémie duCimetière and rapper Elian Gray. ∙ He traveled to New York in 2013 to study vocal improvisation with Grammy Award-winning singer Bobby McFerrin. ∙ In 2017, he composed the soundtrack for a Galapagos Islands-focused episode of Louie Schwartzberg’s nature series Moving Art. ∙ “Come Along,” from his debut album, The Much Much How How and I, became a viral hit after being featured in a commercial for the Apple iPhone XR. ∙ Birdsong is a recurring theme in Sheldrake’s work and was the inspiration for Wake Up Calls, a collection of pieces composed using recordings of (mostly) endangered British birds.

HOMETOWN
London, England