Thuistezien 154 — 22.01.2021
Rhodri Davies is a Welsh harpist working in the fields of improvised experimental music, recognized for his very physical use of his instrument. His music is unique in its exploration of alternative methods of playing the harp, an instrument less common in the fields of experimental improvisation, while simultaneously reflecting an honest love for traditional folk songwriting, the two of which are seamlessly woven together creating very unique and expressive music. It is for this very reason he stands out as an experimental musician, as his recorded music and live performances, either solo or as part of collaborations, as physical, harsh or loud as they may be, are always driven by a desire to create melodic music. For his contribution to the series, Davies recorded himself improvising on a lap harp tuned to one of his own tunings, as used for his album ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’.
About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music.
Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.