• I Call America : Intervention #2

  • Friday, 10.03
  • 14.30 - 14.50
  • No. 5, Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5
  • Angharad Davies, violin

On the Thursday, Friday and Sunday of the festival there will be musical interventions in the Matana Roberts exhibition in Bergen Kunsthall. Artists featured at the festival are invited to give their interpretations of Roberts’ works inside the exhibition.

The exhibition I Call America attempts to capture “the perplexity of what it means to be American in the twenty-first century”. The exhibition is Matana Roberts‘ first in Europe and is based on a comprehensive project that was first conceived during a residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and then realized as an exhibition at the Fridman Gallery in New York in 2016.

Angharad Davies lives in London even though many think she still lives in Wales. Since moving to London in 2002 her exploration of the violin took a different path from where she was heading after studying in Sheffield, Swansea, Manchester and a 6-year period of work, freelancing in orchestras in Düsseldorf. Slowly becoming immersed in the vibrant London improvised and contemporary music scenes opened up a fascinating new world of possibilities and opportunities. This has given her the chance to collaborate with countless inspirational people. She has a black cat.

Matana Roberts is an award winning, internationally renowned composer, bandleader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner, working in many contexts and mediums including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre. Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures. Past member of the BRC: Black Rock Coalition and the AACM: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Matana holds two degrees in music performance and is based in New York City.

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