Thanks to the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation we are delighted to announce three new residencies for UK- Based artists/groups at a vital point in their creative development. Our residency programmes offer artists the opportunity to work in close collaboration with us to develop and present new work, work in cross-artforms, collaborate with other artists, present discursive/critical events and curate other thought-provoking performances across consecutive days in the space. These new residencies all focus on UK-based musicians and follows on from our rich history of past residencies here, including artists as far reaching as Konono No1, Yoko Ono, Otomo Yoshihide, Okkyung Lee, Mark Fell, Áine O'Dwyer and Mattin.
As co-founder of NON Worldwide, whose raison d’etre is described as “a collective of African artists and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power”, Nkisi’s ethos and music is imbued with a certain punk sensibility along with a political pushback against conformity. Her DJ sets draw from a wide range of influenced forming a fast-paced and exhilarating experience in the dance. Her production reflects deeply on these influences also and provide a sound that is equally relentless and evocative.
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist 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 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, Eliane Radigue, Juliet Stephenson 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.
Still House Plants are a Glasgow-based three-piece collective. Their focus is on dissolving the boundaries between what constitutes music and art through collaboration and experimentation. Their first EP, released in July 2016, was Wire critic Frances Morgan's release of the year. They have been artists-in-residence for the CCA/AC Projects Music Residency, (Glasgow) and at The Pipe Factory, (Glasgow). The trio have since performed internationally, touring with Mette Rasmussen to perform at Ultra Eczema's 20th Anniversary, (Antwerp), Fasching Jazz Club, (Stockholm) with Rasmussen and Richard Dawson, as well as at KRAAK festival, (Brussels). Still House Plants are releasing a 12" LP in Autumn 2018.
Photo by Hannah Burton.