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Liam Byrne’s website states that he ‘spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viola da gamba’ – often involving electronics. Perhaps you might think of the viola da gamba playing only historical music – Liam shared with online editor Davina Shum his approach of playing a wide range of repertoire with new technology and how in doing so, opened up a world of colour and timbre.
Liam will appear at the d&b Soundscape event on 20 January 2023 at Sound Unwrapped, Kings Place.. Find out more information here.
Long Phrases for the Wilton Diptych – Nico Muhly
Liam Byrne, viola da gamba
Photo credit: Tom Roelofs