Today I chatted with Dafydd Roberts, about Listen to the Voice of Fire, Dafydd’s music project that encompasses sound art and experimental music performances. Since relocating to West Wales, to pursue a PhD in the alchemical writings of Thomas Vaughan (fl.1650), Dafydd has been active in DIY underground music networks since the early 90s. His projects synthesise his academic interest in hermeticism and sound. Dafydd’s music has been released on labels in the USA, Germany and Australia, played by John Peel, BBC Wales on Resonance FM.
We chatted about the process of developing an aesthetic approach to music that is diffused and promotes a sense of imagination informed by poetry, mystery and hermetic engagement with stories.
Tracks played are available from Bandcamp, and include:
In A Strange Chamber
I Saw a Sword Lay Shattered