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Davies, Angharad : Six Studies (Confront)

Six unorthodox sketches for acoustic violin, focusing on advanced techniques and preparations including a plastic peg, a spring, and a nail file, from London based Angharad Davies, recording live improvisations at Goldsmiths University.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 26
Squidco Product Code: 18750

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CDr in a tin case
Recorded at Goldsmiths University, London, England, March 25th, 2012 by Sebastian Lexer.


Personnel:

Angharad Davies-violin, effects

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track listing:


1. Circular Bowing Study 8:26

2. Balancing Spring On Strings 1,2 And 3 16:59

3. Tremolo and Plastic Peg Study 9:42

4. Pizz, Nail-File and Fingers Study 6:20
Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Solo Artist Recordings
Stringed Instruments

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"The material for this solo CD was recorded primarily as a document of the preparations and techniques I was exploring at the end of March 2012 and as a reference point, for myself, to a time when I had actively stopped teaching for 3 months in order to clear space for my own projects. I hear the "six studies" as small sketches and not necessarily as finished pieces. The preparations or techniques lead the music and I am looking to see how much I can draw out of each one before moving onto the next. The violin is acoustic, the preparations used are a small plastic peg, spring and nail file and the silences are kept alive as they were in the actual recording so as to reveal as much of the process as possible".-Angharad Davies, February 2014

"Angharad Davies is a violinist whose work is situated in the complex intersection of improvised and composed music. She is dedicated to exploring and expanding sound production on the violin, and has developed a specific approach to the violin, which extends the sound possibilities of the instrument by attaching and applying objects to the strings or by sounding unexpected parts of the instrument's body. Angharad is an active performer in contemporary, improvisation and experimental music both as a soloist, within ensembles such as Apartment House and Common Objects, and in smaller improvised groups with musicians such as Axel Dörner, Lina Lapelyte, Dominic Lash, Tisha Mukarji and Taku Unami. 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."-Confront


Artist Biographies:

"Angharad Davies 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. 2015 has seen her being commissioned for a new work at the Counterflows Festival, Glasgow and premiering Eliane Radigue's new solo for violin, Occam XXI at the El Nicho Festival, Mexico.

She's performed at, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, BBC 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 John Butcher, Daniela Cascella, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt , Kazuko Hohki, Roberta Jean, Lina Lapelyte, Dominic Lash, Tisha Mukarji, Andrea Neumann, Rie Nakajima, Tim Parkinson, J.G.Thirlwell, Stefan Thut, Paul Whitty, Manfred Werder, Birgit Ulher, Taku Unami and she's released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords."

-Angharad Davies Website (http://www.angharaddavies.com/biog.html)
9/18/2017

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