Bill Ryder-Jones will explore the more esoteric side of his practice under the banner of ‘Yawner’, alongside long-time collaborators.

On the cusp of his next, highly anticipated album release Bill Ryder-Jones will spend time at Britten Pears Arts alongside long-time collaborators, specialists in their fields (notably surrounding sampling and arrangement) and world class instrumentalists to explore the more esoteric side of his practice under the banner of ‘Yawner’.

Most known for his work both as a producer as well as a writer/performer of traditional ‘band’ based music - rarely straying too far from his Wirral studio ‘Yawn’, this residency is a rare opportunity to explore ideas without a fixed, commercial outcome (though inevitably with plenty to share).

Snape Residencies provide time and space for creators at all stages of their careers; a supportive environment to create, be curious, and try out new ideas. Open Sessions offer a unique chance to go behind the scenes and experience work-in-progress created during the Residency.

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This event is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.

About Bill Ryder-Jones
English multi-instrumentalist/composer/singer/songwriter/producer Bill Ryder-Jones began his music career in 1996 as the lead guitarist for popular Wirral-based psychedelic pop outfit The Coral, with whom he spent 12 years before embarking on a solo career.

His solo work first saw the light of day with 2011's ‘If…’ on Domino Recordings, a contemporary classical scoring of Italo Calvino's 1979 post-modernist novel ‘If on a Winter's Night a Traveler’.

With his early career in bands, a more expected but no less evocative storytelling path emerged with his next record ‘A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart’, followed by West Kirby County Primary and Yawn, all receiving critical acclaim. More information on his follow-up record is expected to emerge over the coming months.

Aside from his own work, Bill is known for being an avid and active collaborator, producing other artists like Yard Act, Mick Head, the Wytches and Saint Saviour, whilst also pursuing ‘classical’-leaning commissions for groups such as Liverpool’s Immix Ensemble.

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