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Davies, Rhodri / Matt Davis / Samantha Rebello / Bechir Saade : Hum (Another Timbre)

Fascinating electro-acoustic improvisation from harpist Rhodri Davies with an open-minded and experimental quartet creating dynamic and unexpected music.
 

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UPC: 5024545492224

Label: Another Timbre
Catalog ID: at04
Squidco Product Code: 8867

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at the Red Rose club, London, England, on June 23rd, 2007.


Personnel:

Rhodri Davies-harp, objects

Matthew Davis-trumpet, electronics

Samantha Rebello-flute

Bechir Saade-bass clarinet

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track listing:


1. 7.12

2. 13.26

3. 8.02

4. 7.17

5. 6.13




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
Free Improvisation
Quartet Recordings
Objects and Home-made Instruments

descriptions, reviews, &c.

Hum was recorded at London's Red Rose in June 2007 and re-launches the quest for new expressive methods in that area of EAI which mainly deals with constituents such as air, saliva, friction. The instrumentation - harp & objects, trumpet & electronics, flute and bass clarinet - makes for some pretty damn fine moments of fascinating interaction, with Matt Davis' electronics often constituting an element of menacing doubt amidst a detailed suspension characterized by various types of overtones that peep first, clash later, look for a meeting point somewhere in the middle. "Two" wears the timbral components down to frazzles, giving the music a far-reaching anxiousness standing miles away from self-indulgence, on the contrary taking advantage of the whole dynamic range to explant any hope from whoever expects vibrations of peace and love to edulcorate an improvisation.

It's virtually impossible to quantify the single contributions to the body of the performance, despite the extreme clarity of the recording (courtesy of Graham Halliwell's sapient microphone placing). While breath is obviously a common denominator - although fragmented to minuscule crumbles, oppressive exhalations and guttural snaps - it is when Davies' harp resonates vigorously that the music assumes a totally different weight, transforming the seducing, if somehow acrid gracility of Rebello and Saade's microscopic elaboration into a muscular buzzing torso that David Jackman would almost envy. Tracks like "One" and "Four" bring us back, for long instants, to the golden era of reductionism but the tendencies to silence are soon removed in favour of gentle droning and mechanical tampering in between piercing shrieks and malevolent low-tone resurgences. A distinct urban cloud underlines the seagull-like harmonics heard at the beginning of "Five", scraped strings and scattered noises dematerializing pigmentations and suggestions down to a combustible absence of meaning."-Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes


Artist Biographies:

"Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Gateshead in the northeast of England.

He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance.

His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, Common Objects, HEN OGLEDD: Dawson - Davies, a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson, Cranc, The Sealed Knot and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch.

In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on 'Self-cancellation', a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow.

New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone.

In 2012 he was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award."

-Rhodri Davies Website (http://www.rhodridavies.com/words/)
9/18/2017

"Matt Davis (born in London in 1970) is an artist working in sound, music and performance living in Bristol.

In studying visual art an interest in strategic photography and process based work led Matt to the world of improvised and experimental music and sound art. Attending Community Music in 1995 and completing John Steven's Search and Reflect course, amongst others, he made several connections in the improvised music scene such as with Mark Wastell, Angharad Davies and Rhodri Davies.

In 1999 he relocated to Barcelona, joined the IBA collective and 'L'Orquestra IBA' as well as working with the dance company La Sospechosa - a collaboration which lasted many years.

On returning to London in 2002 he curated a series of events entitled FIELD designed to unite improvised music and dance. These events, with the support of the Chisenhale Dance Space Artist's Program, eventually became a live-art project investigating notions of space and performance, and were particularly influenced by the work of geographer Doreen Massey who collaborated on the project.

He has performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe, as well as touring Japan with Broken Consort in 2003.

From 2008-2012 he joined the ensemble Zeitkratzer, and in 2009 moved to Cornwall, where he was a member of the SoN collective and the trio Emlow.

He now lives in Bristol."

-Matt Davis Website (http://f-i-e-l-d.co.uk/biog-contact.html)
9/18/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp
Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL]
(KARLRECORDS)
Seen, The
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)
Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell
There Is No Love
(Confront)
Davis / Milton / Saade
dun
(Another Timbre)
Davies, Angharad / Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / Lina Lapelyte / John Lely & John Tilbury
Goldsmiths
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Beuger, Antoine
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Davies, Rhodri
Pedwar [BOX SET, 4 LPs + INSERTS]
(Alt.Vinyl)
IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn)
Featuring John Zorn
(Confront)
Davies, Rhodri / John Butcher
Routing Lynn
(Ftarri)
IST
London: Conway Hall
(Confront)
Broken Consort
done
(Quakebasket)
Wastell, Mark
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Surface/Plane
(Confront)
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Consequences (of Time and Place)
(Confront)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
(Confront)
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson
Live In Morden Tower
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Berlin
(Confront)
Davis, Matt & Mark Wastell
Derby 11.05.2002 / Liverpool 10.05.2002
(Confront)
Davies / Patterson / Toop
Wunderkammern
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Halliwell, Graham
Recorded Delivery
(Confront)
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Lodi
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson
Midhopestones
(Another Timbre)
Davies / Rives / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos
Twrf Neus Ciglau
(Creative Sources)
Eastley, Max / Rhodri Davies
Dark Architecture
(Another Timbre)
Krebs, Annette & Rhodri Davies
kravis rhonn project
(Another Timbre)
Davis / Milton / Saade
dun
(Another Timbre)
Furt plus
Equals
(psi)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
(Meniscus)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Open
(erstwhile)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp
Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin [VINYL]
(KARLRECORDS)
Seen, The
Archive: Volumes I - V (2005 - 2009) [5-CD BOX SET]
(Confront)
Davies, Rhodri / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell
There Is No Love
(Confront)
Davis / Milton / Saade
dun
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Beuger, Antoine
Two . Too (For Erwin-Josef Speckmann)
(Edition Wandelweiser Records)
Davies, Rhodri
Pedwar [BOX SET, 4 LPs + INSERTS]
(Alt.Vinyl)
IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn)
Featuring John Zorn
(Confront)
Davies, Rhodri / John Butcher
Routing Lynn
(Ftarri)
IST
London: Conway Hall
(Confront)
Broken Consort
done
(Quakebasket)
Wastell, Mark
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Surface/Plane
(Confront)
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Consequences (of Time and Place)
(Confront)
Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
(Confront)
Common Objects: John Butcher / Rhodri Davies / Lee Patterson
Live In Morden Tower
(Mikroton Recordings)
Davis, Matt & Mark Wastell
Derby 11.05.2002 / Liverpool 10.05.2002
(Confront)
Davies / Patterson / Toop
Wunderkammern
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Halliwell, Graham
Recorded Delivery
(Confront)
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Lodi
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Davies / Doneda / Martin / Minton / Patterson
Midhopestones
(Another Timbre)
Davies / Rives / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Santos
Twrf Neus Ciglau
(Creative Sources)

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