Sunday 24 March 2019, 7.30pm

Angharad Davies – Three-Day Residency: Angharad Davies + Tim Parkinson + Benedict Drew

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“I will perform eight violins by Tim Parkinson. I recorded all the parts in 2014 and this will be its first performance in its intended spatial distribution. I will play live with the 7 recorded tracks. At times a space punctuated by violin propositions seeking contact across the room; at others a dense thicket of competing attention; sometimes supporting each other, sometimes ignoring.

My memory of Ben and my duo at the LMC in 2006 was that it was a charged performance. We’re going to do the same thing again!”

Delighted to present a three-day residency curated by London-based, Welsh violinist, Angharad Davies, as a result of the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund. A phenomenal improviser, Angaharad has also amassed a considerable body of work within the fields of composition and performance. Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

This residency is one of three at OTO for UK-based artists/groups at a vital point in their creative development, thanks to the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Angharad Davies

Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist based in London working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.

Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Common Objects, Cranc and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Richard Dawson, Gwenno, Roberta Jean, Jack McNamara, Rie Nakajima, Tim Parkinson, Eliane Radigue, Georgia Ruth and J.G.Thirlwell.

Most of her records are released on Another Timbre but she also has releases on Absinth Records, Confrontrecords, Emanem, Potlatch and winds measure recordings.Her first orchestral piece was commissioned by LCMF in 2019.

Tim Parkinson

Tim Parkinson (b.1973) consistently pursues an independent path, seeking to engage with whatever it means today to be a functioning composer in the world. His music has been labelled as "reconstructing music from the ground up", and "sounding like nothing else".

His music is mostly performed by a dedicated community of friends and musicians, but he has also written for various groups and ensembles including Plus Minus, Apartment House, [rout], Incidental Music, Dedalus, Edges, Basel Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta; and for various instrumentalists including Stephen Altoft, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Julia Eckhardt, Tanja Masanti, Andrew Sparling, Craig Shepard, Silvia Tarozzi, Philip Thomas, Stefan Thut, Deborah Walker. His music has been performed in UK, Europe, USA, Armenia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Broadcasts of music have been on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, WDR Köln, Schweizer Radio SRF2, NTS, WFMU.

Two albums of music on Edition Wandelweiser (2006, 2010), Piano Music 2015-16 on all that dust (2019), the electro-opera Pleasure Island on Slip (2019), and Here Comes A Monster on Takuroku (2020).

Time With People, an opera, (2012-13) has received performances in London and Huddersfield (2014-15 by Edges), Los Angeles (2015 by Southland Ensemble); Chicago, Oberlin, Ohio and Beloit (2017 by a.pe.ri.od.ic, with set design by Parsons & Charlesworth); Cardiff (2016 by Good News From The Future); New York (2017 by Object Collection); Ghent (2018 by G.A.M.E.); La Chaux-de-Fonds (2018 French language version, translated by Louis d'Heudieres, performed by Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain); Helsinki (2019 multilingual version, at Tulkinnanvaraista); Basel (2020 in French as above, performed again by NEC).

Creative Fellowship at the Samuel Beckett Research Centre 2018-19, resulted in string quartet 2019 enclosed in a box.

He has performed at Tate Modern, Barbican, Cafe Oto, Union Chapel; and at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Tectonics, Borealis, Frontiers, Roadburn, Donaufestival, All Tomorrows Parties, Audiograft, Edinburgh Fringe, Musica Nova, Cut & Splice, Sonorités, RDV de l'Erdre; and with Object Collection, Skögen, Apartment House, Set Ensemble, Incidental Music, Q-02, J.G. Thirlwell, Phill Niblock, Matteo Fargion, Lee Patterson, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Michael Parsons, Gavin Bryars, Joshua Rifkin, Tom Johnson, and Christian Wolff, amongst others. Since 2003 has been regularly performing with composer James Saunders in the lo-fi electronics, auxiliary instrument and any-sound-producing-means duo Parkinson Saunders.

He has organised many public concerts to promote the presence, wealth and variety of present day music exploration, one thread of which is the concert series, Music We'd Like to Hear, co-curated with John Lely and Markus Trunk annually in London since 2005.

www.untitledwebsite.com

Benedict Drew

Benedict Drew works with video, drawing, sculpture, music. He is represented by Matts Gallery, London. 

Recent solo exhibitions include The Saw Tooth Wave, CCA Derry, Kaput, The Walker Gallery Liverpool;  Heads May Roll, Matt’s Gallery, London; The Persuaders’, Adelaide Festival, SASA Gallery Adelaide, Australia; Zero Hour Petrified, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, New Zealand (all 2014) The Onesie Cycle, Rhubarba, Edinburgh; Now Thing, Whitstable Biennale; This Is Feedback, Outpost, Norwich; Gliss, Cell Project Space; and The Persuaders, Circa Site / AV Festival, Newcastle. For many years he curated the London Musicians’ Collective annual festival of experimental music.

http://www.benedictdrew.com/