The young British producer, composer and cellist Oliver Coates is one of the most interesting contemporary sound researchers and sound makers and the international art world is keeping a close eye on him. He is involved in projects by increasingly famous artists. Thom Yorke asked him as the opening act of his 2018 tour, he wrote and conducted the music for Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘home coming fashion show’ at the Elbphilharmonie (2017) and as curator of the Manchester International Festival 2019 David Lynch programmed a solo performance of Oliver Coates as headliner. The most important part of his CELLOFEST performance will be Sidestepped, a new Coates universe “for cello, una corda piano, synth and voice samples”. bimhuis & corona