VAMP & VENEER

Two new albums from FITKIN – Graham’s 9 piece band joined by wonderful Melanie Pappenheim and 2 Bee Gees style countertenors.  The music of VENEER celebrates disco from a modern perspective, with twisted lyrics and unexpected combinations of Fitkin energy and Donna Summer like grooves. VAMP is a rollercoaster ride of minimalism, jazz, energetic foot tapping tunes. Journalist and cultural compass Mark Kermode …

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, QEH

28th April 2011 The Passion of Joan of Arc Ether Festival QEH 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, Will Gregory,  choir, percussion, horns and Ruth on 3 harps and keyboard.

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, ALEXANDRA PALACE

24th July 2011 The Passion of Joan of Arc Alexandra Palace 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. Curated by Portishead and ATP.

FITKIN, CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

2nd July 2011 FITKIN Cheltenham Festival FITKIN – Fabulously energetic 9 piece band lead by composer Graham Fitkin. Brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on bray and lever harps.

FITKIN, SALISBURY FESTIVAL

3rd June 2011 Fitkin Salisbury Festival www.salisburyfestival.co.uk FITKIN – seriously exciting, highly rhythmic 9 piece band lead by composer Graham Fitkin. Brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on bray and lever harps.

NEW ALBUM

In 2010-11 Ruth is working on a new album. This will feature her Bray, Wire and Lever harps and will expore her obsession with ancient harp ornamentation. Collaborators include Alex Lee, Will Gregory, Adrian Utley, Graham Fitkin, gavin Bryars.

WILL GREGORY’S PICCARD IN SPACE

30th March 2011 Will Gregory’s Piccard in Space Queen Elizabeth Hall http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk Ruth performs on moog in Will Gregory’s debut opera. A classic adventure about the brilliant physicist Auguste Piccard. On a mission to prove Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, he takes to the skies with his assistant in an airtight capsule. Travelling to a record-breaking 51,000 feet, they survive being …

FITKIN, ETHER FESTIVAL

24th March 2011 Fitkin Ether Festival, QEH, London www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ether FITKIN – seriously exciting, highly rhythmic 9 piece band lead by composer Graham Fitkin. Brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on bray and lever harps.

FITKINWALL

26th November 2010 Fitkinwall Wiltshire Music Ruth performs brand new programme for 3 harps of new and ancient music with composer Graham Fitkin.

FITKIN, HUDDERSFIELD FESTIVAL

20th November 2010 Fitkin Huddersfield Festival Seriously exciting, high energy Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.

CHARLES HAZELWOOD ALL STARS

5th November 2010 Charles Hazelwood All Stars Bristol Old Vic Ruth joins conductor Charles Hazelwood in a programme including Terry Riley’s In C.

ADRIAN UTLEY GUITAR ORCHESTRA

4th November 2010 Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra: In C St George’s Bristol 8pm www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk Ruth joins Portishead’s Adrian Utley and his 20 strong guitar orchestra in Terry Riley’s Classic work: In C

FITKIN, FALMOUTH

29th October 2010 Fitkin Falmouth 7.30pm High energy Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps open the new Performance centre at Falmouth University.

FITKIN, DARTINGTON GREAT HALL

28th October 2010 Fitkin Dartington Great Hall www.dartington.org 01803 847070 High energy Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps

FITKIN, BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

27th October 2010 Fitkin Bath Spa University Fitkin band consisting of brass, winds, piano, guitar, bass, percussion and Ruth on harps.

PORTSOY SALMON BOTHY SOUND FESTIVAL

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

FITKIN, ABERDEEN

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.

FITKIN, EDINBURGH

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

WILL GREGORY MOOG ENSEMBLE

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.

RUTH WALL / RODRI DAVIES

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.

PK

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.

LATE JUNCTION

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.

THE PASSION OF JOAN ARCH, LATITUDE FESTIVAL

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.

JOHN CAGE EVENT

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.

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

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.

FITKIN, OXFORD

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.

FITKIN, SOUTHAMPTON

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.

FITKIN, LONDON

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 , MANCHESTER

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.