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Angharad Davies

Angharad Davies

14 October 2023

Angharad Davies will play her first live performance of her album ‘gwneud a gwneud eto | do and do again’ at Llais.

Newton Armstrong joins Angharad on sound diffusion, projecting live and pre-recorded violins into shifting spatial images.

Recorded in 2021 after working on separate projects with Gwenno and Richard Dawson she was inspired to give a long track a go allowing us to hear the violin almost from within, revealing the granular detail of what she describes as the instrument’s ‘endless wealth of possibilities’.

“Veteran Welsh experimental violinist engages in an extreme pursuit, following a loose road map of extended techniques on a harrowing 52-minute trip. The microscopic gestures and electronic-like thrum are daunting, both for performer and listener. Davies listened to her first pass on headphones, filling in the gaps and supplementing flagging energy with a second layer of sound. It’s a truly psychedelic experience.”

Peter Margasak The Quietus ‘Albums of the Year 2021’, 1 December 2021

"Despite all we know about the violin and the once-new ways that people are playing it, Angharad Davies’ album […] transports us to another landscape altogether. We are strangers here and that is good. […] I am grateful that Davies pushed herself to the limit to reveal to us her world full of colour, hue and motion, as well as commitment, perseverance and discipline."

Julie Zhu TEMPO, 1 July 2022

Start time: 2.30pm


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