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Standing Waves - east meets west, electro-acoustic soundfest!

Standing Waves is a multimedia concert devised and composed by Marcus Davidson and Roger Huckle, using a unique combination of Earth sounds and film, with the music of the west and eastern hemispheres.

Standing Waves uses violin, keyboards, bass, eastern percussion, soundtrack, samples, and vocal overtoning to produce an unusual sound combination - coupled with films by Kam Wan, the European Space agency and a live feed from the International Space Station, Standing Waves is world music in the truest sense. Listen

Standing Waves first album is released on 21st February 2019 on all digital platforms and Bandcamp

featuring

Roger Huckle - violin
Marcus Davidson - keyboards/sounds/bass
Kat Kleve - vocals
Jayson Stilwell - overtoning

creative-team

Creative Team

Violin, composer

Roger Huckle has been the inspiration and guide for Bristol Ensemble – Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra, and a cherished musicians’ collective of exceptional standard – since its foundation in 1994.

Born in Bristol, Roger studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and with Frederick Grinke, was a member of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic, and now performs with leading UK orchestras – including co-leading the London Concertante and Opera Box Orchestra.

Roger appreciates Bristol Ensemble players’ musical hunger and real commitment to the group’s performances. He always aims for heart-felt music making, and fondly recalls the transcendent spirituality of a 2004 Emerald Messiah.

Although his favourite journey is Bergen to Oslo by road, he loves Bristol’s Downs, and describes the tip of Worms Head at Rhossili in Gower as his favourite place in the world.

Keyboards, sounds, composer

Marcus Davidson was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. He read Music at Birmingham University, and later received a master’s degree in composition at City University, London, studying with Rhian Samuel.

Marcus is currently focusing on music which reflects sounds from nature, often working with recordings which are incorporated into his compositions. His work The Passing, which includes recordings from space, was broadcast by Radio Deutschland for their coverage of the CTM12 festival, and is now released by the Touch label.

Marcus featured in the Bergen International Festival 2012 with his Bee Symphony, a collaboration with renowned sound recordist Chris Watson, where recordings of honey bees are fused with human song. It was premiered at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2009.

Marcus is a member of Spire, the Organ based project by Touch, and has performed at festivals throughout Europe. He writes and arranges for the London based a cappella trio Voice, who included his works on their albums.

Violin, composer

Roger Huckle has been the inspiration and guide for Bristol Ensemble – Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra, and a cherished musicians’ collective of exceptional standard – since its foundation in 1994.

Born in Bristol, Roger studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and with Frederick Grinke, was a member of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic, and now performs with leading UK orchestras – including co-leading the London Concertante and Opera Box Orchestra.

Roger appreciates Bristol Ensemble players’ musical hunger and real commitment to the group’s performances. He always aims for heart-felt music making, and fondly recalls the transcendent spirituality of a 2004 Emerald Messiah.

Although his favourite journey is Bergen to Oslo by road, he loves Bristol’s Downs, and describes the tip of Worms Head at Rhossili in Gower as his favourite place in the world.

Keyboards, sounds, composer

Marcus Davidson was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. He read Music at Birmingham University, and later received a master’s degree in composition at City University, London, studying with Rhian Samuel.

Marcus is currently focusing on music which reflects sounds from nature, often working with recordings which are incorporated into his compositions. His work The Passing, which includes recordings from space, was broadcast by Radio Deutschland for their coverage of the CTM12 festival, and is now released by the Touch label.

Marcus featured in the Bergen International Festival 2012 with his Bee Symphony, a collaboration with renowned sound recordist Chris Watson, where recordings of honey bees are fused with human song. It was premiered at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2009.

Marcus is a member of Spire, the Organ based project by Touch, and has performed at festivals throughout Europe. He writes and arranges for the London based a cappella trio Voice, who included his works on their albums.

buy

Buy

 

The Wave – by Standing Waves

Available on all digital formats 15/02/2019

 

 

BUY on Bandcamp

 

 ¨19 out of 20, contender for album of the year!¨ Musik an sich.

¨polished composition, performance and production that give it an undeniable richness, vibrancy and class.¨ Chain D.L.K.

¨Captivating!” Rockerilla

 ¨Frog Chorus¨ is a secret highpoint! Sonic Seducer

¨. . . the wave announced in the album title could break. Out of sheer good humor. And the pleasure of your own stamina. . . Not exactly simple. But still nice.¨ Amusio

 

Standing Waves mixes music from the eastern and western hemispheres with virtuoso violin, tabla, voice, overtoning, piano, samples, natural and space sounds to produce exotic soundscapes which span many different genres of music. Their concerts are exciting and push the boundaries using specially produced films and musicians from different disciplines – east meets west, electroacoustic soundfest!

These compositions have been produced through a process of improvisation and experimentation with absolutely no preconceptions. As such they are sound adventures in the stream of consciousness!

STANDING WAVES – The Wave

1. Tabla Dance 5.17
2. Elegy 6.15
3. Frog Chorus 5.38
4. Hildegard’s Dream 8.11
5. The Wave – Part 1 6.38
6. The Wave – Part 2 6.59
7. Sky of Consciousness 5.57

Roger Huckle – Violin
Marcus Davidson – Keyboards/sounds/bass
Kat Kleve – Vocals
Jayson Stilwell – Vocal overtoning

All music written by Marcus Davidson and Roger Huckle apart from Hidegard’s Dream, melody by Hildegard von Bingen

Produced by Marcus Davidson
Design by Lucy Erikson
Artwork by Tabitha Lincoln
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering

 

listen

Listen

Standing Waves concert, Bergen, Norway November 2016

Standing Waves launch their new album at Østre, Bergen on 22/02/2019, with new pieces and new films by Kam wan.

Tabla Dance from the Album ¨The Wave¨released on all digital formats 21/02/2019.

Standing Waves is a multimedia concert devised and composed by Marcus Davidson and Roger Huckle, using a unique combination of Earth sounds and film, with the music of the west and eastern hemispheres.

The Wave (piece) is a 14 minute composition taken from the concert Standing Waves, composed by Marcus Davidson and Roger Huckle, with a film by Kam Wan.

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