Re: Hugh Davies


Subject: Re: Hugh Davies
From: James Bailey (electricstorm@ckln.fm)
Date: Sun Jan 02 2005 - 20:09:24 EST


> Sad news: Hugh Davies died on the 1st January, 2005.

That certainly is sad. I first heard Hugh on record with the Music
Improvisation Company, then got to see him perform when he came to Toronto
as part of a New Music Concerts series in the early '80s. A few years
later I even got to play a device of his (name escapes me at the moment -
if it even had one) at an exhibition of sound sculpture at the
Huddersfield Public Library.

He was a crucial influence on my current use of found- and everyday
objects for sound generation. I am now in two different ensembles using
such things, one of which (a trio called Odradek) just finished doing some
recording a couple of hours ago. Should some of it end up on a release
I'll make sure a dedication is included.

James Bailey
host: Electric Storm / A Missing Sense
CKLN-FM 88.1 Toronto
www.ckln.fm electricstorm@ckln.fm



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