I’ve uploaded the interview with Rhodri Davies as the next one in the series – over half of them are available now. Rhodri and I met in Huddersfield in the 1990s when he was doing his MA, and I was lucky enough to witness the Gibbon Trio with Hervie Syan and Dave Summers which I believe was his first outing as an improvisor. We’ve stayed in touch since and worked together a few times, perhaps most notably in the piece I made for his sister Angharad Davies and Tim Parkinson’s wedding. His harp was prepared with the suggested gifts for the first ten years of marriage. Not sure how well that went down at the ceremony with all the guests.
Rhodri is one of a generation of British improvisors who have established major international profiles, so I was really pleased we were able to do this interview at an interesting stage in his development as a player.