29 September 2019
Andrew Wasylyk – The Paralian & Other Stories
Featuring harpist Sharron Griffiths
With Guest Tommy Perman
Venue: Chaplaincy Centre, University Dundee, DD1 4HN
On Sunday 29 September at the Chaplaincy Centre in Dundee, Hospitalfield presents a unique and intimate performance, ‘in-the-round’, of songs from Andrew Wasylyk‘s acclaimed 2019 Athens of The North Records debut, ‘The Paralian (and others stories)’, featuring a nine piece ensemble, including harpist Sharron Griffiths.
‘The Paralian’ was written and produced by Wasylyk following a residency at Hospitalfield in 2018 with Sharron Griffiths. The residency at Hospitalfield was for Wasylyk to create new music for our restored, 19th century, Erard Grecian harp with esteemed harpist Griffiths. ‘The Paralian’ was inspired by Hospitalfield, the North Sea Horizon and the Angus Landscape.
‘The Paralian’ (a dweller by the sea) is conclusion embedded with blue and golden melodies that land in a territory akin to experimentalists such as Robert Wyatt, Virginia Astley and Brian Eno. Through which, Wasylyk weaves the listener along a contemporary-classical, ambient and jazz library-dream shoreline of Scotland’s east coast.
★★★★ – Mojo Magazine
★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★ – The Skinny
★★★★ – The List
“Astonishing” – The Herald