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About the Artists

Fields and Refrains

David Ryan, Dominic Lash, William Crosby, Luca Innocenti

Duration 60.33 | Released June 2022

‘Fields and Refrains’ (2021) for guitars [ 23’ 37’’ ]

– William Crosby, Guitar

‘Overlays’ (2019) for organ [ 18’ 26’’ ]

- Luca Innocenti, assisted by David Ryan, Church Organ

‘Sanjo’ (2019/20) for contrabasses  [ 18’ 09” ]

- Dominic Lash, Contrabass

‘Ligeia 2021’ (2007/2021) for contrabasses, organ, guitar  [ 4’ 20” ]

- William Crosby, Electric Guitar; Luca Innocenti, Hammond Organ; Dominic Lash, Contrabass.

Recorded at  

1) Laurel Studios, Walkern, UK, 2021.

2) Church of San Francesco, Pescia, Italy, 2019.   

3) Upper Perry Studios, Bristol, UK, 2020 4) Various, UK, Italy, 2021.

4) William Crosby, Luca Innocenti, Dominic Lash.



by David Ryan/William Crosby/Thanos Chrysakis

between June 2020— Dec 2021



About the Artists

David Ryan is a visual artist and musician.  He has long been associated with experimental music and improvisation, having performed with many distinguished musicians including Anton Lukoszevieze, John Edwards, Ian Mitchell, Alberto Popolla, John Tilbury, Luca Venitucci, Gianni Trovalusci amongst others.  In the 1990s/early 2000s he curated many concert series featuring both improvisors and composers, including Bunita Marcus, Kaija Saariaho, Ken Vandermark and many others as well as concert collaborations with Earle Brown, David Behrman, Phill Niblock and Christian Wolff.  In 2016 he was an Abbey Fellow at the British School at Rome, and in 2020 was a judge for the Franco Evangelisti prize in composition, Rome.  Recent pieces have been broadcast on Radiophrenia, CCA Glasgow and also at the Video Poetry festival, Athens (Institute of Experimental Arts). He is currently Associate Professor in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. 


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Dominic Lash is an improviser and composer. The musicians he has worked with include Cristián Alvear, John Butcher, Tony Conrad, Angharad Davies, John Edwards, Jürg Frey, Matthew Grigg, Elizabeth Harnik, James Ilgenfritz, Charlotte Keeffe, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Steve Noble, Evan Parker, Éliane Radigue, Mark Sanders, Roger Turner, Lisa Ullén, Fay Victor, Alex Ward, and Jason Yarde.

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William Crosby is a composer and musician from the UK. His artistic practice incorporates guitar playing (electric and acoustic), compositions, sound works, film, performance, text, installation, and thematically considers ecologies in their various forms, from the micro-ecologies of day-to-day interactions and archives, to posthuman sound practice and larger issues around climate emergency. He is a member of the video/performance ensemble Opera Aperta, and art/geology group MUD Collective, and also teaches improvisation/sound art as a visiting lecturer at University of the Arts, London.

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Luca Innocenti was born in Florence and resides in Italy. He studied piano and organ at La Spezia Conservatory and formed a broad repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, including Scarlatti, Mozart, Clementi, Bach, Schubert, Debussy, Prokovief, Ligeti, Gulda and Kapustin. He has participated in master classes with international pianists such as, for example, Bruno Canino, and more recently as a conductor has performed the First Symphony by Schumann, the Stabat Mater by Rossini, amongst many other symphonic works.

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