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Ruby Colley and Will Pound

City presents two sets by instrumentalists with unique musical voices. Violinist, sound artist and composer Ruby Colley will be performing tracks from her album Overheard and her forthcoming EP Underheard, weaving found sound and strings in a dance between nature and humanity.

Acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound will present a solo performance reflecting his imaginative and virtuosic approach to his instruments, drawing on his deep roots in traditional music and improvisation, and his own compositions.

Please note, this event is free to attend, but seats are very limited, so please do sign up to attend, via the ‘register now’ button on the City website.

About Ruby Colley

Ruby is a violinist, sound artist, and composer who blends instrumentation, found sound and electronics. Her work seeks to unravel the connections between nature, and classical and folk music. Her recent commission Edgeland is an audio/visual work that explores the people (including Ruby’s neurodivergent brother) and places within an edgeland near her home.

Her debut album Murmurations was released in 2010, followed by an EP in collaboration with singer Isobel Anderson, Sussex Sessions, in 2014. Her latest album, Overheard (2022), seeks to unravel the connections between human presence and nature, in response to the climate crisis. A further EP, Underheard is due for release in April 2023, bringing together unheard tracks from Ruby’s compositional repertoire.

Ruby Colley’s website.

About Will Pound

One of the finest harmonica and melodeon players of his generation, Will Pound has pushed the technical boundaries and repertoire of his instruments, combining improvisational and compositional skills with deep traditional roots, in collaboration with musicians as diverse as Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jenn Butterworth and Robbie Williams.

His numerous television and radio appearances include broadcasts on BBC Breakfast, BBC2, BBC Radio Scotland, MTV and Radio 1xtra. Will has been nominated three times for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year Award, and has won FATEA Magazine’s Instrumentalist Of the Year twice.

Will’s international appearances include the ambitious 2019 project A Day Will Come: a musical journey with an ensemble across all 27 EU member states, exploring the diversity and common ground of these countries’ traditional music and song. The album accompanying this tour was widely acclaimed, and named as a top 10 album of 2020 by MOJO magazine: “The harmonica superstar presents a dizzying set using the folk traditions of all 27 members of the EU. Wildly celebratory, it barely pauses for breath”.

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