John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

John Butcher and Rhodri Davies, Roughting Linn, 2014. Photo Colin Davison, courtesy AV Festival 14

Roughting Linn, Northumberland, 2013. Photo © Rhodri Davies

This new performance by the duo John Butcher (saxophone) and Rhodri Davies (harp) responds to the ancient landscape around Roughting Linn in Northumberland; named after a small waterfall (linn) and a bellowing noise (roughting). The live improvisation is accompanied with recordings made by Chris Watson, of the musicians playing live at the site, which is renowned for its distinctive rock art carvings.

This event is part of our Digging for Sound weekends of new commissions, concerts and walks focusing on the geology, topography and mining legacy of the North East England landscape.

Credit
Commissioned by AV Festival. World Premiere.

John Butcher & Rhodri Davies: Roughting Linn

£8/£6 (includes Lee Patterson: Orefield)

Fri 14 March 2014, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm) 

Sage Gateshead

Gateshead Quay
NE8 2JR
0191 443 4661
sagegateshead.com

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