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Hywel Davies: Composer Bursary

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Hywel Davies is a composer and sonic artist. Concert works in progress include new works for Toca Loca (Canada) and a new work for toy piano for Stephanie Chau (Canada). He has written concert pieces for Kokoro, Bournemouth Symphony Strings, the Pavao String Quartet, the Callino String Quartet, the Royal Academy of Music Soloists, Toca Loca, the Goldberg Ensemble, Méduse, Ealing Symphony Orchestra and La Soave Melodia. His works have been performed in North and Central America, Europe, Australia and the Far East, and broadcast by the BBC, CBC (Canada) and ABC (Australia). In 2001 he won the George Butterworth Composition Award for Crepusculum. Recent performers of his work include London Flutes, Eleven, Ephyra (Sound 2007 Festival). He was the recipient of an Arts Council International Fellowship (2003) and the Muttart Foundation Scholarship (2005) for two periods as resident artist at the Banff Centre in Canada. An equally important strand of his work is sonic installation. His recent work includes a permanent sound installation for the remodelled Sevenoaks Library and Arts Gallery and a piece for the Arts Council England internal telephone system. Hywel Davies has been artist in residence at ArtSway, New Greenham Arts and has been the recipient of a Year of the Artist Residency. His installed works have been heard at the Bath International Music Festival (oudings [1995] and Salva me [2001]), ArtSway (Waldscenen [1999]), Tate Gallery Liverpool (Miss Prentice Meets Josef Albers at Francy’s Easter Brunch [2000]), New Greenham Arts (Pastoral [2003]) and Peninsula Arts Festival 2007 (i-DAT). Hywel Davies also writes for dance.  In 1996 he was a composer delegate on the Creative Dance Trust’s course for composers and choreographers (directors Robert Cohan and Nigel Osborne). His works for dance include a commission from the Danish Theatre Council for an hour-long score for Copenhagen-based choreographer Helen Saunders (2003). As a recording artist he contributed to Russell Mills Undarki project (along with Edge, Brian and Roger Eno, Robin Guthrie, Bill Laswell and David Sylvian) to This began a relationship with Time Recording that resulted in Natural Language, a solo album of studio collage works that was released in 1998 to critical acclaim. His most recent recording was as a guest performer on Birgit Løkke Larsen’s 2003 CD Forbidden Forrest

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