Angharad Davies & Lee Patterson, Susan Mathews & Ian Holloway - NAWR at Swansea International Festival #2

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 19:00
Neuadd Y BBC Stiwdios Abertawe PCDDS / BBC Hall Swansea Studios UWTSD
32 Ffordd Alexandra / 32 Alexandra Road, SA1 5DT

NAWR yng Ngŵyl Ryngwladol Abertawe #2 / NAWR at Swansea International Festival #2

Angharad Davies & Lee Patterson

Susan Mathews & Ian Holloway 

7.00 pm Drysau / Doors

7.30 pm Cychwyn / Prompt start

£7/£5 - Buy Tickets Here or pay at door


Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.

Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.

Much of her work involves collaboration. She has long standing duos with Tisha Mukarji, Dominic Lash and Lina Lapelyte and plays with Apartment House, Cranc, Common Objects, Richard Dawson's band and Skogen. She has been involved in projects with Tarek Atui, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Jack McNamara, Eliane Radigue, Juliet Stephenson and J.G.Thirlwell.

She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confront records.


Lee Patterson By using sound recording as a form of ear training, Patterson has devised and performs with a selection of amplified devices and processes.Whether working live with amplification or recording within an environment, he has pioneered a range of methods to produce or uncover complex sound in unexpected places. From rock chalk to springs, from burning nuts to aquatic plants and insects, he eavesdrops upon and makes a novelty of
playing objects and situations otherwise considered mute.His collaborators have included some of todays most respected experimental musicians and filmmakers such as Mika Vainio, Jennifer Walshe, Vanessa Rossetto, David Toop, Rhodri
Davies and John Butcher, Greg Pope, Benedict Drew, Luke Fowler, Lucio Capece, Rie Nakajima, Angharad Davies, Phil Durrant, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Xavier Charles and Tetsuya Umeda.His works have featured on UK TV, BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, Resonance FM and on radio stations worldwide. He lives and works in Prestwich, Manchester, UK.



Susan Matthews is a Carmarthen based composer/musician known for her intense, ambitious, hypnotic harmonies and industrial noise creations.

She began composing experimental music, described by d/a73 as
‘...dazzling abstractions of grace and beauty’, in the 1990s and has
developed a comprehensive CV of achievements, including over 50 cd releases, gallery works, festival inclusions, artist residencies, live
performances, film soundtracks, radio airplay, both home and abroad.

In 2005 she founded the independent record label Siren Wire Recordings specialising in hand made limited edition cd releases of music by carefully selected experimental artists from around the globe. She has also recorded music for Tursa, Apollolaan, Sonic Oyster Records, Earth Monkey Productions, Wild Silence, Pilot Eleven and d/a73.

An ardent collaborator, she has successfully worked with many of her favourite artists including Tony Wakeford (UK, with Sol Invictus and also as Window Tappers), Rainier Lericolais (France), Clint Newton (USA, as Harme), Clutter (UK), The Dead Mauriacs (France), Ian Holloway (Wales), Thorsten Soltau (Germany), Alistair Crosbie
(Scotland), Yokna Patofa (Japan), Nick Grey (Monaco) and Fabrizio
Modonese Palumbo (Italy)

In 2017 she co-founded Divergent Contemporary Art Collective who have exhibited in Carmarthen, Swansea and Oslo, Norway.



Ian Holloway is a musician working out of Swansea whose work encompasses drone, field recordings, post-industrial found sounds, hauntology and radiophonics. 

Since 2003 Ian has run the Quiet World label releasing his own music and works by musicians such as Texan plunderphonic maestro Colin Andrew Sheffield, New York ambient musician Mike Fazio and legendary Fluxus composer Philip Corner. 

Alongside his solo work Ian has recorded and performed in collaboration with musicians such as pianist and composer Susan Matthews, drone musician Darren Tate, field recordist Banks Bailey, film maker Rhodri Thomas and artist Tessa Garland and has released numerous albums under various guises for labels such as Siren Wire, Fungal, Phonospheric, Bivouac, Agharta, Persepolis and more.

Alongside his music Ian runs the Wyrd Britain blog and book shop.

Ian’s music can be found at

Wyrd Britain can be found at