Alex Crocker - End Cottage
01 Feb 2020 – 15 Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom
For Constructions #4, Rhodri Davies, Iain Chambers and Yifeat Ziv have been invited to perform within the gallery space of TACO!, set amongst the current exhibition by Alex Crocker.
Iain Chambers is a composer and producer whose music often deploys field recordings and location sounds as musical material. Iain's work is heard live in concerts, radio, sound installations and multimedia. His feature-length symphonies of industrial sounds have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, WDR Cologne and ABC Australia. In 2019 Iain launched the independent record label Persistence of Sound, presenting new musique concrète and field recordings.
Iain is a founder member of Langham Research Centre, an electronic music ensemble using obsolete Cold War era technology to create new music. The group also create new realisations of 20th century electronic works by composers John Cage, Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff using an unusual instrumentarium: analogue tape, sine-wave oscillators, analogue radios and phonograph cartridges. LRC perform internationally, and released Tape Works (Vol. 1) on the Nonclassical label in 2017.
Rhodri Davies is a musician, artist and composer. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and has built installations using natural elements and the Harp. Rhodri has released four solo albums and 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 numerous musicans including 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. New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Philip Corner, Phill Niblock, Ben Patterson, Christian Wolff, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone.
Image: Dominika Kieruzel and Matt Berka, Constructions #1
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