Rupert Cole

About Rupert Cole

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. I grew up playing drum kit for hours on end, no doubt driving the rest of my family round the bend. I would steal my Dad's CD walkman, put the headphones on and play drums along to a bunch of classic rock, totally lost in a world of my own. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Cannonball Adderley, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Felt, Forever Breathes the Lonely Word Glenn Gould, Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1981 Recording, Remastered) These albums have each meant different things as influences throughout my life, inspired different ideas, but all three have reminded me again and again why I love music and making it. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “A Heart Carried Homeward” This was the final piece composed for Rail Route, after a three-year journey of collaboration and musical discovery. I love how it encapsulates all I learned along the way and the bittersweet, sentimental feeling of concluding this body of work. What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? Working with filmmaker Ricardo Bouyett on my most involved film score, Even Saints Bleed, was a brilliantly challenging and invigorating experience. Using as much live violin as possible, I loved exploring just how far I could push the instrument. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? I'd love to write for orchestra and hear it performed music live in concert. I've played orchestral percussion since I was very young, so it has a special place my heart as a musicmaking tradition.

Birmingham, England
February 1, 1993
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