Both great improvisers, but even better storytellers, Davies and Lash carve a huge narrative with this simple approach to strings. As soon as their bows hit string they are growing and swelling together until their huge swathe of sound looms over the room and fills OTO's every nook and cranny. And then, all of a sudden, it disappears - leaving just a ticking, a bowing of floorboards under an invisible, shifting weight. Detailed minutiae with gigantic effect from two of the UK's best.
Angharad Davies / violin
Dominic Lash / double bass
Recorded by Mark Jasper on Thursday 5th May 2016. Mixed by Abby Thomas. Mastered by James Dunn.
1. 22:32 - 22:32
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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 Apartment House, 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, Eliane Radigue, Roberta Jean and J.G.Thirlwell.
She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords.
Her album Ffansion | Fancies was voted in the top 12 albums for Radio 3's Late Junction.
Bassist Dominic Lash is based in Bristol and has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Joe Morris, Evan Parker, and the late Steve Reid. Current projects include The Dominic Lash Quartet (with Javier Carmona, Ricardo Tejero, and Alex Ward), Bleyschool (with Pat Thomas and Tony Orrell), Pigeon (with Matthew Grigg, Tina Hitchens, and Yvonna Magda) and a trio with Stefan Keune and Steve Noble. He also has longstanding and ongoing collaborations with John Butcher, Seth Cooke, Angharad Davies, Tim Hill, and Mark Wastell.