Rhodri Davies: Biography

Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Gateshead in the northeast of England.


He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance.


His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, Common Objects, HEN OGLEDD: Dawson - Davies, a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson, Cranc, The Sealed Knot and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch.


In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow.


New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone.


In 2012 he was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award.



rhodri davies interview

huddersfield contemporary music festival 2010


roundtable discussion with the sealed knot

point of departure, issue 28 - april 2010


conversation between radu malfatti and rhodri davies

october - november 2008

interview by gorwel owen

april/may 2008

interview by ed pinsent   

june 2004

interview by john eyles
october 2003

interview by frank sani
november 2002