A celebration of experimental music from Wales and Ireland
Dr Jenn Kirby is the Programme Director of BA Music (Performance and Production) at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art. She said: "We are excited to introduce these contemporary Irish music artists to new audiences in Wales, with this intimate concert series. The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting.”
Clang Sayne was formed by Laura Hyland in London in 2008 to fuse myriad influences spanning folk song, sound art and literature into a soundworld she describes as 'songscape'. Reviewers have dubbed it an "an uncategorizable approach to songcraft" and "exhilarating in its refusal to conform".
Currently based in Ireland, the group features Laura on voice and guitar, Judith Ring on voice and cello, Matthew Jacobson on drums and voice, and Carolyn Goodwin on bass clarinet and voice.
Their forthcoming album, 'The Round Soul of the World' is due for release in March 2017. A live version of the song 'Blackbird' from the album can be found here, and album launch tour dates here.
Former London incarnation of the group featured Peter Marsh on double bass, James O Sullivan on electric guitar and Matthew Fisher on drums, with whom Laura recorded and independently released the debut Clang Sayne album, 'Winterlands' in September 2009. The single, 'A Death and a Vision' featured on the Wire Magazine's Tapper cd in October 2009, and the album was subsequently re-released on Forwind Records in April 2010 to international critical acclaim.
Aonghus McEvoy is a guitar player based in Dublin. He explores the intersections between composition and improvisation, oblique restraint and histrionic rock excess. Aonghus has performed with musicians such as Annette Krebs, Tina Krekels, Rhodri Davies, David Maranha, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Adam Campbell, Tristan Cluttrbuck, Adam Pultz Melbye and Damo Suzuki. He is also a member of fabricated folk troupe Woven Skull.
NAWR, BBC Hall at Swansea Studios, University of Swansea
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/148579115991853/
Doors: 7pm, Start 7:30pm
Venue: BBC Hall at Swansea Studios UWTSD, 32 Alexandra Road, Swansea, SA1 5DT, UK
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