“TOR” is an umbrella term used by illustrator Jake Blanchard and musician Sophie Cooper for a variety of projects including Tor Bookings, Tor Festival, Tor Press, Tor Beers and Tor FM.

Based in Todmorden, Jake and Sophie have been programming events in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, since moving there in 2013. They are very interested in experimental music production, new music and how Tor is placed in relationship to the local area, the rest of the UK DIY music scene and the wider international experimental music community which they feel very passionately about and personally involved in.

Jake and Sophie were part of Sound and Music’s 2019 Composer-Curator cohort, and their project involved bringing international talent in experimental music to TOR Festival, Todmorden.

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