Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman // Nathan Bowles // Kevin Davis

at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

April 17, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Time: 9:00pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 8:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8
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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman:
Partnering with Dan Trueman(the US professor of music who brokered Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s introduction to the hardanger d’amore fiddle) Laghdú, or A Lessening, is a seamless and unfettered soundscape: at times playful (what what what), at others experimental (tuireamh na n-iolar). With just three traditional tunes morphing between Trueman and Ó Raghallaigh’s flighty strings (amid a myriad of original compositions), there’s enough space and light here for influences as diverse as baroque to minimalism to breathe free, with the whole refusing to cleave to a single or predictable path. It’s telling that the silence between the notes is every bit as important as the notes themselves: surely the work of musicians revelling in the moment: a rare find.

Nathan Bowles is a multi-instrumentalist musician and teacher living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. His work, bot as an accomplished solo artist and as a sought-after ensemble player, explores the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions and ecstatic, minimalist drone.

Kevin Davis is a composer, improvider, and cellist. Originally from Appalachian Tennessee, he has at various times been based out of Memphis, Chicago, New York, and Istanbul, where he has played in and composed for a large variety of musical situations across a wide spectrum of contemporary music. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Computer Technologies at UVa.