Angharad Davies & Emlow
A concert of acoustic improvised music
Friday 25th July 2014, 7pm for 7:30pm start, Donations welcome
Caz project space, The Basement, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NU
New St Entrance (opposite the Star Inn)
Born in Wales, Angharad Davies is one of the leading lights of contemporary music in London. Angharad is a violinist, one at ease in both improvising and composition, with a wide discography as part of varied range of ensembles and groups. She's a specialist in the art of 'preparing' her violin, adding objects or materials to it to extend its sound making properties. Her sensitivity to the sonic possibilities of musical situations and attentiveness to their shape and direction make her one of contemporary music's most fascinating figures.
She's performed at, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Proms, Music We'd Like to Hear's concert series, is an associate artist at Cafe Oto, is a member of Apartment House, Cranc and Common Objects, been artist in residence at Q-02 , and played live with Tony Conrad in the Turbine Room at the Tate Modern. Other collaborations have featured the likes of Kazuko Hohki, Tisha Mukarji, Lina Lapelyte, Dominic Lash, Rie Nakajima, Julia Eckhardt, J.G.Thirlwell, Stefan Thut, Paul Whitty, Manfred Werder and Taku Unami and she's released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords.
'EMLOW' with Matt Davis - trumpet, Jamie Mills - guitar and preparations, Simeon Portway - percussion and objects An acoustic improvisation ensemble, based in Cornwall. Music as sound as unmade phenomena. From multi-layered textural matrices to isolated objects of sound, divorced from any obvious source or conventional narrative.