Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Ingar Zach & Rhodri Davies

Event

16 Oct 2005  •  The Arches, Glasgow

There are few harpists approaching their instruments in the moment, but even within this small group of improvising free thinkers, Rhodri Davies is quite distinct. He uses an extended battery of techniques to further his sound; preparing his instrument, detuning, bowing and e-bowing strings. Ingar Zach, whose set with John Butcher was one of the highlights of Instal 04, is one of the most distinctive and impressive percussionists to break cover in recent years.

Ingar Zach, whose set with John Butcher was one of the highlights of Instal 04, is one of the most distinctive and impressive percussionists to break cover in recent years. He has a particular bent for sounding his kit without conventional attack, utilizing fans, shavers and wind-up toys to blur the edges of his sound, muffling the references to his kit while mixing in judicious use of an Indian sruti box, small bells or singing bowls. In the right situation though, he’s capable of unleashing direct, walloping, rhythmic pulses. Their recent collaborative record is one of the best improvised LPs of 2005; this is the first time they’re played together in Scotland.

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