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Tue, 28 Jul



Henry Dagg [ABCD] Artists Behind Closed Doors

Henry Dagg has been creating unusual sounds and music from an early age, and views it as his vocation.

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Henry Dagg [ABCD] Artists Behind Closed Doors
Henry Dagg [ABCD] Artists Behind Closed Doors

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28 Jul 2020, 20:30


About The Event

We are excited to announce our very first [ABCD] Artists Behind Closed Doors live streamed event on 28th July 8.30pm BST. Watch live on 28th July here... We aim to showcase and broadcast live; artists who are unable to perform live in front of a public audience under current coronavirus restrictions. We also hope to bring a more indepth behind the scenes look at artists at work in their own surroundings. And you, as the audience will have the opportunity to interact with those artists. Henry Dagg has become a very good friend and collaborator of RouteStock and The Hot Tin since it's inception and his musical factory 'The Biscuit House' is only a few minutes away from The Hot Tin in Faversham. So Henry's musical factory was the obvious choice for our first [ABCD]. Henry Dagg has been creating unusual sounds and music from an early age, and views it as his vocation. Born into a family of classical musicians and trained on the Cello, he spent his formative years building electronic and acoustic devices to produce and modify sound, and experimenting with tape manipulation. He joined the BBC with the aim of creating special music for radio and television, and after a short attachment to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1983, was commissioned to compose music for numerous programmes, often using advanced tape manipulation techniques. A multi-award-winning performer on Musical Saw, He has presented radio programmes about his music, including a documentary series about the first California Saw Festival in 1987. A BBC TV documentary was made about his work as a composer and performer in 1989. Since 1990 he has worked freelance as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and creator of new instruments and sound-sculptures, and now works from a specially adapted factory building at Faversham, Kent. His commissions for sound sculpture include a suite of musical gates and railings given a premiere performance by Dame Evelyn Glennie, O.B.E. which featured on ‘Richard & Judy’, and a stainless steel automatic harp known as ‘The Sharpsichord’, resulting in a collaboration and many live performances with Bjork for her project / album ‘Biophilia’. In 2016 he completed a large stainless steel Musical Gates and Railings installation at Rochester Independent College, Rochester. His work has attracted the interest of TEDx Arendal, who invited him to Norway to deliver a TED presentation, which has been available to view online since November 2016. As a musician, Henry Dagg considers his work in developing new instruments and sound-sculptures to be an integral part of his work as a composer and performer, with the ultimate aim of creating a range of new instruments on which his own music can be performed live.

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