Arthur Sawbridge, violinist and composer, was told at the age of four that his fingers were too small to play the piano. So he was handed a 1/16th size violin and grew up in the instrument’s thrall.
In 2010 he swapped orchestras for loop pedals and dived into Oxford’s alternative music scene. Earning comparisons to Arthur Russell, Mark Mothersbaugh and Brian Eno, his work has been described as ‘palatial minimalism, composed in every sense.’ (OTR)
Arthur has performed his personal, expansive, ambient soundscapes in a range of unusual spaces around the country: the Whitespace gallery in Edinburgh (2011) the Ashmolean museum in Oxford (2013) and Ventnor’s seafront bandstand (2017). He will be returning to St Catherine’s after an absorbing performance at Ventnor Fringe two years ago.
For fans of alternative pop, classical and folk, his unique show is sure to unwind your mind’s tangles and give you some repose.
Thursday 25th July – 8pm
£8.00, £5, £20 Family of 4, Fringe Friends 2 for 1