This is the website of composer and sound artist Hywel Davies. It is relatively new, and so probably won't work that well on a phone, yet. Any questions/queries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this Home page there are bits of news, the other pages contain information about my work, and some things to listen to. There are more things to listen to on my Soundcloud page.
I am very happy to share the news that the excellent QUAD Gallery in Derby are to be my R&D partner for my DYCP project - now called HOMESPUN.
It's carol time. This year I am lucky enough to have three world premieres and one UK premiere. Thanks to the choirs and choral directors for having a punt on new work.
O Oriens - the choir of St John the Baptist's Church, Glastonbury, directed by Matthew Redman (World Premiere)
Sweet was the song - Swan Singers, directed by Patricia Rees-Jones, All Saint's Church, Farmborough (UK Premiere)
Blake's Cradle Song - Canticum, directed by Mark Forkgen, St Saviour's, Pimlico (World Premiere)
Somerset Wassail - the choir of St John the Baptist's Church, Glastonbury, directed by Matthew Redman (World Premiere)
PILGRIM, the outdoor installation at Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust), is up and running again after a break for summer activities. This is the last planned period on installation which will last until April 2022. So still plenty of opportunity to experience the work.
My application to Arts Council England for a Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant has been successful. As the name of the fund suggests, the fund seeks to extent existing practice. For me this is research and development into enabling the realising of multi-source sound installations in the domestic context using existing web-ready devices. I am currently looking for a R&D partner for the pilot.
PILGRIM - it is now possible to visit the outdoor element of this new sound installation made for the Beech Circle at Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust). The work opened at the end of January 2020, but access was suspended from the end of March to mid-July as a result of COVID-19 lockdown. To visit you will need to book in advance here [add link].
THE VOYAGE OF THE ARGO (Part One) - the first performances of this new, hour-long dramatic oratorio have been postponed because of Coronavirus. The work, scored for 3 soloists, treble choir, men's voices and orchestra was commissioned by Tonbridge School.