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Sonic Environments Angharad Davies Workshop

Saturday 20 August 12 pm - 2 pm NewBridge Gallery

Explore found natural objects, closely listening to the environment and improvising a composition together in this workshop with Angharad Davies. No experience necessary!

Saturday 20 August

12 pm – 2 pm

Sonic Environments Workshop Angharad Davies – Improvising with the Environment

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

Booking Essential

Drawing on the work of composers Christian Wolf, G Doug Barrett and Pauline Oliveros, Angharad will lead a small group in a nearby outdoor sound session. You will explore found natural objects, closely listening to the environment and improvising (making up on the spot) a composition together. No experience necessary!

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.

About Angharad Davies

Reviews

The Wire issue 443

“… 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.”

Arts Monthly no 433

London Contemporary Music Festival: Witchy Methodologies – by Irene Revell

“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”

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’.

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Meet at NewBridge Books

Free

The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1AL

 

The NewBridge Project is accessible. You can find out more here, or feel free to contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.

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