The second of our posts looking back over 15 years of The Cogency takes us back to the year 2000 – the year of the millennium and our second year. It was also the start of a long running and fruitful relationship with the Contemporary Music Network that lasted until 2008 when the network became part of Sound and Music.
Founded in 1971, the Contemporary Music Network, run by Arts Council England, presented and toured the best in contemporary music, from classical to jazz, world music to electronica and much in between. The Cogency worked on the national marketing and co-ordination of over 80 tours. With so much to pick from it is hard to name names but here are some of our personal favourites: Japanorama, Richard Galliano, Yo La Tengo, Dave Douglas, Joanna McGregor, Michael Brecker, Kimmo Pohjonen, Spring Heel Jack, Susana Baca, Dhafer Youssef, The Books & The Clogs, Katia Labeque, A Hawk & a Hacksaw, Charlie Dark, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.