Review of ANGHARAD DAVIES - SIX STUDIES in SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE by STEWART LEE
The four tracks on Angharad Davies's Six Studies are titled as if they were exploratory exercises for the experimental violinist (Circuler Bowing Study, Balancing Spring on Strings Studies 1-3, and two further studies), and are sealed in an anonymous tin. Cat gut, metal and plastic scrape on string at a succession of angles, sounds sawn from air. Time slows, scale reverses and you're up close to the process. Gulliver traverses the violin neck, watching sound vibrate off overhead cables in great powerful waves.