Cosy Nook ‘On strings’ vol.1

With Angharad Davies, Isidora Edwards and Phil Durrant


Part of a concert with some of London finest improvisers first scheduled for March 2020, postponed twice due to the pandemic.

‘On Strings’ vol.1 was meant to bring together an established duo, Durrant & Vishnick, and a new one, Davies & Edwards who played together for the first time. Unfortunately Martin Vishnick succumbed to Omicron so Phil Durrant treated us to a great solo. This was followed by a trio.

Angharad Davies

A Welsh violinist and composer whose approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords. 

Isidora Edwards

A Chilean cellist and improviser, currently a PhD Researcher in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is exploring the intersection between performativity, materiality and imagination from a feminist perspective. Isidora has taken part in festivals of contemporary and experimental music worldwide, playing solo or with various ensembles. 

Phil Durrant and Martin Vishnick

met at Skronk (April 2017). The pairing of mandolin and guitar is virtually unknown in free improvisation, lending a certain uniqueness to this creative collaboration of established musicians. The duo performs regularly on the London scene; Mopomoso, Flim Flam, Horse Improvised Music Club, Safehouse, SkronkFest2018, Arch1, HYG, Setpiece, Discon Festival. Their album Rifinitori di Momenti was released in 2019 by Confront Recordings. 

‘On strings’ vol.2 with Mirie Ya, N.O. Moore & James O’Sullivan  and Durrant & Vishnick is scheduled for May 2022.

Cosy Nook

(since 2016) a small cove in South London, where we occasionally come together to play, listen to and share words, sounds and other gems, polished or unpolished. (Named after a small rocky bay littered with gem stones smoothed by the fierce tidal waters of New Zealand South Island).