This Halloween, Dafydd Roberts and Sound and Music proudly present a haunting virtual premiere…
Curated by Dafydd as part of Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme, the two-part Ysbrydnos::Hallowmas live stream is a celebration of the mysteries associated with Halloween, the spectral and Wales’ own Noson Calan Gaeaf. Many of the performances are by artists who appear on the upcoming tape release The Shining Pyramid, a new collection of tape music based on Welsh occult writing.
Artists taking part in Ysbrydnos::Hallowmas livestream include: Leona Jones & Sion Dafydd Dawson, Embla Quickbeam, itdreamedtome, Tristan Rhys Williams, Ffrwd, Phosphene, Barretts Dottled Beauty, Andrew Leslie Hooker, Ed Wright, Rhodri Davies, Hawthonn and Our glassie Azoth.
The performances will premiere on Facebook and Youtube in two parts at 7pm and 8:30pm on Saturday 31st October, and afterward will be available to view individually on the British Music Collection.
Tune in via the YouTube links below or on our Facebook page, and enjoy an eerie and eclectic evening of musical mystery…
Livestream Premiere is here: https://soundandmusic.org/post/composer-curator-dafydd-roberts-presents-halloween-livestream/
Essays about the Welsh literary occulture of Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys, Thomas Vaughan & more accompany a full colour Maltese cross encased cassette, limited to 50 with new hermetic sound from: Embla Quickbeam, Facing the Ocean (founder members of the Oroonies), Tristan Rhys Williams, John Harvey, Leona Jones & itdreamedtome, presented in handsewn booklet on Medieval laid paper, with original line art illustration by Brian Lucas (Angel Archer/Old Million Eye), a letterpress cover and letterpress card token, a button badge and digital 12 page supplementary photo/text/links pdf.