artist residency

artist residency

Petwo Evans @ PAC

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In April 2015 musicians Petwo Evans took part in a one week artist residency at Pontadawe Arts Centre in South Wales. This was a collaboration with digital artists Louis Mustill (Artists & Engineers) and Will Young (Echo & Reflection). The aim of the residency was to create an improvised audio-visual live show from scratch using found objects and footage sourced from the local area, and digital processing of this source material. Rather than the visuals following the audio or vice versa, circular processes were setup so each element is constantly effecting the other and the two elements are created in tandem. The resulting show reflects not only the extreme natural beauty of the area but also the beauty present in the industrial and post-industrial landscape. Petwo Evans is the latest music project from long-term collaborators drummer/percussionist/producer Rich Thair and electronic musician/sound artist Jake Williams. Much of their music is made on a remote farm in West Wales – Rich makes rhythms using found objects (tumble dryer, water bottle, broken piano and stone) which are then looped, processed and combined with electronic machines to create that reflects the landscape – age-old continental drifts, abandoned industrial quarries and the Blade Runner-thrill of driving through Port Talbot at night. http://www.petwoevans.com https://soundcloud.com/petwoevans Reactions from their 2 EPs Huntleys & Palmers - "Afro-rhythmic techno-house from one of Huntleys + Palmers dopest new discoveries... two killer, titular parts coming off like Gqom done by patten or Roska meeting T++. Tip!!" Boomkat "recall a DIY take on the short-lived Congotronics series, whose contributors included Shackleton and Mark Ernestus. Petwo Evans' salvaged sounds lend x0x a sonic texture not unlike a rough wood carving: its imperfections are obvious, but they're also intrinsic to its character" Resident Advisor "compelling approach to its production, the four-track EP uses a great deal of field recording from found objects on a farm in West Wales" XLR8R "an incredibly rich and diverse five tracks, hinting at some serious future innovations.” Bleep "Great stuff.. Looooving it ” Laurent Garnier