Rhodri Davies was born in 1971. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice, dry ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: »Trem«, »Over Shadows«, »Wound Response« and »An Air Swept Clean of All Distance«. His regular groups include: HEN OGLEDD, Cranc, a duo with John Butcher, The Sealed Knot, Common Objects and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch.
He has recorded, toured and/or performed with the following artists: David Sylvian, Jenny Hval, Derek Bailey, Mark Fell, Kahimi Karie, Laura Cannell, Lina Lapelyte, Sachiko M, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke, Ben Patterson, Christian Marclay and David Toop.
In 2008, he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on »Self-cancellation«, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow.
New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Éliane Radigue, Philip Corner, Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists Award and has been a Chapter Associate Artist since 2016.