27th October 2010 Fitkin Bath Spa University Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.
22nd October 2010 Ruth Wall Portsoy Salmon Bothy, Sound Festival www.sound-scotland.co.uk Ruth performs a brand new programme for 3 harps of new and ancient music with composer Graham Fitkin. Programme inlcudes works from the C16 Robert ap Huw M.S., Astor Piazolla, John Cage
21st October 2010 Fitkin Aberdeen Sound Festival 8pm www.sound-scotland.co.uk Ruth and Graham return to Sound Festival again with FITKIN – all acoustic brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on bray and lever harps.
20th October 2010 Fitkin Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall www.thequeenshall.net 0131 668 2019 High energy Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps
6th October 2010 Will Gregory Moog Ensemble with BBC concert orchestra QEH, Southbank, London 7.30pm Ruth joins Will Gregory’s Moog Ensemble, Johnny Greenwood and Charles Hazelwood in the QEH Electronica series.
6th September 2010 Ruth Wall/Rhodri Davies Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Fonmon Castle 7.30 www.valeofglamorganfestival.org 01550 721565 Rhodri and Ruth perform a fascinating new programme centering around musical patterns. Music by Michael Parson, Arvo Part, Carole Finer and a new work by Ruth herself.
30th August 2010 PK Royal Albert Hall 7pm www.royalalberthall.com Ruth joins the BBC concert orchestra in Graham Fitkin’s new work for the Proms based on the history of morse code.
12th August 2010 Late Junction BBC Radio 3 11.15pm http://www.bbc.co.uk//radio3/latejunction/Sessions_homepage.shtml Ruth collaborated with singers Cevanne and Nina at Maida Vale last month to create 2 new works.
18th July 2010 The Passion of Joan of Arc Latitude Festival Carl Theodor Dreyer’s classic silent film accompanied by a new score composed by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and Portishead’s Adrian Utley. Performers include six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns and Ruth on 3 harps and synth.
26th June 2010 John Cage event Baltic, Gateshead 7pm www.balticmill.com Ruth, Rhodri Davies and members of RNCM will perform music for massed harps by Cage including Postcards from Heaven, the rarely heard score for up to 20 harps.
7th May 2010 The Passion of Joan of Arc Colston Hall, Bristol 0117 922 3686 Carl Theodor Dreyer’s classic silent film will be accompanied by a live premiere of the new score composed by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and Portishead’s Adrian Utley. Performers include six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns and Ruth on harps.
29th April 2010 Fitkin St John’s College (Oxford Contmporary Music) St John’s College www.ocmevents.org 01865 305 305 Oxford Contemporary Music promote the high energy Fitkin band following their sell our London gig in February. Brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.
25th February 2010 Fitkin Southampton www.turnersims.co.uk 023 8059 5151 Seriously exciting, high energy Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.
15th February 2010 Fitkin Kings Place, London www.kingsplace.co.uk 020 7841 4860 The newly formed Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps. Line up: Joby Burgess, Simon Haram, Nick Moss, Noel Langley, John Lunn, Graham Fitkin, Alan Thomas, Aidy Spillet,
Fitkin RNCM, Manchester www.rncm.ac.uk 0161 907 5555 The newly formed Fitkin Group consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.
10th February 2010 Fitkin Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham www.lakesidearts.org.uk 0115 846 7777 The newly formed Fitkin Group consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass
Fitkin Acorn Theatre, Penzance www.acornartscentre.co.uk 01736 363 545 The newly formed Fitkin Group consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps. DATE: 29th January 2010
Penzance Exchange 7-9pm www.theexchangegallery.co.uk 01736 363 715 Opening night of a new work created by Ruth and visual artist Alessandra Ausenda. Combining a gigantic dress, a sound piece created from a battery of sewing machines and several live sewing machinists, The Operators explores the exploitative working conditions of much of the garment industry and alludes to the criminal network which …
Y-Gog – arr. by Graham Fitkin for bray harp Peninsula Run – Ruth Wall
Ruth Wall Solleftea, Sweden Solo concert of ancient and brand new works for wire and lever harps.
Ruth Wall Sundsvall, Sweden Solo concert of ancient and brand new works for wire and lever harps.
Ruth Wall Tyndro Festival, Sweden Solo concert of ancient and brand new works for wire and lever harps.
In 2001 Ruth was again installed at the Tate Gallery performing works composed by Graham Fitkin and inspired by the work of Bryan Wynter. The music involved both natural and manufactured sounds, predominantly the sounds of the harp and of water. Sometimes these sources are very evident, and at other times Fitkin’s use of ring modulation and stereo delay alter …
‘If you had to leave your house in a hurry, never to return, what would you take with you? Think carefully, for the decision is a grave one that will have consequences in the topography of your life, past and future. What would you take? Photographs? Letters? Anything that could prove that what you are about to leave did once …
In 2005 Ruth was commissioned by filmmaker Barbara Santi to compose a new score for a documentary film ‘Experiences of a Village Witch’ which explores the life of the only fully business registered witch in the UK, Cassandra Latham. The film, shot over 5 years, follows Cassandra continuing the ancient role of wise woman in West Cornwall.
The line of totality for the solar eclipse on August 11 1999 at 11.11 hit land first in West Cornwall. Tate St Ives marked this phenomenon by presenting As Dark As Light, a programme of contemporary arts events in which artists were commissioned to make new work in response to the eclipse and to the specific geography and history of …
The Eden Project in Cornwall opened in 2001. Since then Ruth has performed regularly in the huge Warm Temperate Biome. Ruth has created site specific work for solo harp, and has collaborated with other musicians and artists.
Barbara Hepworth’s monumental sculptures inspired a collaboration in 2005 between Ruth and C-Scape Dance Company. Many of Hepworth’s sculpture’s are smooth, curved works and dinstinctive in their use of strings, creating waves of suspension and counter-tension. These strong forms provided a starting point for choreographer Sally Williams and Ruth, and their new work focuses on flow and movement within a …
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