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LAMPO: Rhodri Davies
Sat, April 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Welshman Rhodri Davies confronts traditional concepts of the harp through his use of preparations, de-tuned, bowed and e-bowed strings.
On April 9, Davies will present a program of recent works for both lap harp and concert pedal harp—in his Chicago solo debut and first local appearance since 2002.
Rhodri Davies plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums—Trem (2001), Over Shadows (2007),Wound Response (2012) and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance (2014). 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 onSelf-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.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. For information and to add your name to the Lampo list, visit http://www.lampo.org.
Please Note: Seating for this performance is very limited. RSVP is required and event entry is first-come, first-serve, so please plan to arrive early. Doors will open at 7:30pm.
Image: Courtesy of Adam Shard