Wednesday 16 June 2021, 7.30pm
A brace of solo sets from two of the most consistently compelling improvising musicians in the UK. A phenomenal improviser, Welsh violinist, Angharad Davies has also amassed a considerable body of work within the fields of composition and performance, with an approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. Hannah Marshall is a cellist who is continuing to extract, invent, and exorcize as many sounds and emotional qualities from her instrument as she can, and who also treated us to a set of beautiful, spare and sensitive home recordings in 'Clouds', released on our in-house TakuRoku label last year.
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist, based in London, working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.
Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Cranc, Common Objects, Richard Dawson's band and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Jack McNamara, Rie Nakajima, Tim Parkinson, Eliane Radigue, Roberta Jean and J.G.Thirlwell.
She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords. Her first orchestral piece was performed at LCMF in 2019.
Hannah Marshall is a cellist who is continuing to extract, invent, and exorcize as many sounds and emotional qualities from her instrument as she can. She has been a regular member of Alexander Hawkins’ Ensembles and has toured in Europe and South America with Luc Ex and Veryan Weston’s ensembles – SOL 6 & 12. She plays with ‘String Terrorists’ - Barrel (a trio with Violinist Alison Blunt & Violist/poet Ivor kallin). And has been invited by Fred Frith and Suichi Chino in their residencies at café Oto. She also plays with Terry Day, Tim Hodgkinson, Roger Turner, Paul May, Kay Grant, and the London Improvisers Orchestra.