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Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 and lives in Swansea, South Wales. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice, dry ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance. His regular groups include: HEN OGLEDD, Cranc, a duo with John Butcher, The Sealed Knot, Common Objects and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch. He has worked with the following artists: David Sylvian, Jenny Hval, Derek Bailey, Mark Fell, Kahimi Karie, Laura Cannell, Lina Lapelyte, Sachiko M, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke, Christian Marclay and David Toop.

In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow

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Article: Album Review

Magnus Granberg: Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost

Read "Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost" reviewed by John Eyles


Some eight years after his Another Timbre debut, Ist Gefallen In Der Schnee (2012), the good news for followers of Swedish composer-performer Marcus Granberg is that Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost--his ninth release on the label in as many years--is one of his best yet. Further good news is that this album features a ten-member ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Old and new Frank Denyer

Read "Old and new Frank Denyer" reviewed by John Eyles


It can often be difficult for a record label to follow a release as successful as Another Timbre's monumental five-disc set Morton Feldman Piano has proved to be, so the next wave of five releases on the label is particularly interesting. Of the five, two are by British composer Frank Denyer who has had two previous ...

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Article: Live Review

Ideas Of Noise 2018

Read "Ideas Of Noise 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley


Ideas Of Noise The Edge & Vivid Projects Birmingham, England August 3-5, 2018 Noise isn't really noise. Much of this weekender's content was somewhat sculpted, even if often rough (or scaly, or oozing) to the touch. A 'noise' outcome is usually in the eardrum of the victim, as ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

John Butcher

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In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

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Article: Live Review

Green Man 2017

Read "Green Man 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley


Green Man Glanusk Park Brecon Beacons Wales August 17-20, 2017 Like the now deceased Big Chill festival, the Green Man weekender languishes in an ideal location, set within the rolling Brecon Beacons in south Wales, verdant and misty, its main Mountain Stage stretching across a natural ...

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Article: Album Review

David Sylvian: There Is No Love

Read "There Is No Love" reviewed by Phil Barnes


David Sylvian has long divided opinion. For every passionate supporter there are half a dozen who will decry his every move as pretentious. Even among his fanbase there are many who want him to do something more to their taste, along the lines of some past triumphs like Japan's Quiet Life or Tin Drum, or solo ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

New Rhodri Davies on Another Timbre

Read "New Rhodri Davies on Another Timbre" reviewed by John Eyles


Since 2000, harpist and electronicist Rhodri Davies has evolved continuously. He has metamorphosed from an extraordinary harpist--equally comfortable playing classical music, contemporary compositions or freely improvising--into an exploratory and innovative musician who continually extends the range of his playing and the language of his instrument. Davies has happily extended his technique by deploying preparations, playing tabletop ...

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Article: London Calling

Rhodri Davies

Read "Rhodri Davies" reviewed by John Eyles


Improvising harpist Rhodri Davies recently released his first solo album, Trem on Confront, the label run by his friend and frequent collaborator, Mark Wastell. The album marks a significant watershed in the career of Rhodri, who is one of the busier improvising musicians on the London scene. Not only does he improvise in several contrasting ensembles ...


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