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Angharad Davies performance of Eliane Radigue’s OCCAM XXI

Saturday 20 August 3.30 pm - 5 pm The Shieldfield Centre

Angharad Davies performs Eliane Radigue’s OCCAM XXI as part of Habit, Ability! in The NewBridge Project Gallery space!

Performance by Angharad Davies of Eliane Radigue’s OCCAM XXI 

Saturday 20 August 2022

Arrive by 3.30 pm performance starts 4 pm

The NewBridge Project Gallery space, Floor 1, The Shieldfield Centre

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Angharad performs the composition she created with Elaine Radigue for solo violin.

Each Occam work sonically embodies a body of water chosen and shared between the performer and Radigue, these range from a waterfall inside a cave, a tsunami wave, to rivers, tributaries, and oceans.

Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist and composer, known for her work in the field of free improvisation, her use of prepared violin (using techniques similar to the prepared piano) her extensive discography and collaborative work with other musicians.

Elaine Radigue has created 83 compositions under the collection ‘Occam Ocean’ marking a shift in their work from ground-breaking compositions through 1960’s-2000’s using the ARP 2500 modular synthesizer and tape. From 2011, Radigue’s Occam Ocean reflects a shift to composing for acoustic instruments – wind, string and voice.

About Angharad Davies

“They step forward, carefully but decisively, across rocks glistening with moisture. A walk starts to unfold in an unknown location, over lush grass, placid streams, warm pavements.” – The Wire issue 443

“If spells cast forwards there is also a collapsing of temporalities at play, power in multiple directions, perhaps best clarified by Angharad Davies in her closing night commission” – London Contemporary Music Festival: Witchy Methodologies – by Irene Revell, Arts Monthly no 433

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.

In recent release gwneud a gwneud eto / do and do again, Angharad Davies allows us to hear the violin almost from within, revealing the granular detail of what she describes as the instrument’s ‘endless wealth of possibilities’.

About Habit, Ability!

Habit, Ability! is an exhibition with events exploring ways to learn from and ‘be in’ nature. Come to The Newbridge Project, Shieldfield, Newcastle to see survival strategies found in landscapes that are considered uninhabitable by humans.

Seeing survival in these places through long and continuous engagement is a strategy against the common attitude to conquer and extract from nature.

Habit, Ability! begins by looking at Intertidal mud flats, peat bogs, the arctic circle, and the ocean. For humans, encountering these landscapes is challenging. Some of these places are protected by legislation – prohibiting or limiting human access for their preservation, or they are protected areas of scientific study.

The exhibition then turns to look at NewBridge and its new home in Shieldfield, Newcastle, having moved in 2021. Works in the exhibition assess NewBridge and its the environmental impact of the organisation on its surrounding spaces and at large.

For the full programme and more information on the exhibition, visit the exhibition page.

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The Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart St), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AL

Accessibility: Our front door is automatic, and on ground level on Stoddard Street. Our public spaces can all be accessed by lift, and there is an accessible toilet on each floor.

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