Graham Bowers

Graham Bowers

Also known as G. Bowers
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.red-wharf.com, http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/graham_bowers/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Bowers

Discography of Graham Bowers:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rupture 3 Audio 2011-12-19 United Dirter
2 Rupture 4 Audio 2012-04-21 United Dirter
3 Parade 8 Audio 2013-05-29 Red Wharf
4 Parade / Diploid (Parade ~ Epilogue) 9 Audio 2013-06-06
5 Unresolved Issues 9 Audio Red Wharf
6 Diploid (Parade ~ Epilogue) 3 Audio 2013-08-13 Red Wharf
7 Parade 9 Audio 2014-03-03 Red Wharf
8 Parade 9 Audio 2014-03-03 Red Wharf
9 Excitotoxicity 6 Audio 2014 Not On Label (Nurse With Wound Self-released)
10 Parade 9 Audio 2014 Red Wharf
11 Excitotoxicity 6 Audio 2014 Red Wharf


After some years spent writing scores for contemporary dance, mime and experimental theatre, Graham Bowers developed his approach to composition into a genre of music which he describes as "sound theatre".

Although the music works follow a traditional approach to composition, they take in aspects of contemporary, classical, experimental and avant-garde sounds. The movements of Bowers' work flow seamlessly into each other creating one continuous lengthy piece.

Bowers works with acoustic instruments, which are digitally processed in the studio. The instrumentation includes saxophone, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, piano, hammer dulcimer, guitar and percussion. Although a solo artist, he almost always collaborates with others on the projects.

The Anglesey-based composer has released a "multimedia triptych" which began with the gothic-sounding [r=728697] (1996), accompanied with surrealistic artwork.

The following year's [r=728759] was a single 49-minute composition featuring a number of collaborators. The piece included a succession of subtle changes, before exploding in an apocalyptic crescendo.

1998's [r=728803] completed the trilogy, and was followed by the Pilgrim CD. All were released on Bowers' [l=Red Wharf] label.


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