LaDonna Smith

LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams

Saturday, February 12, 2011, 7:30 pm
The Focal Point
2720 Sutton Blvd.

Violinist and violist LaDonna Smith has been on the international new music scene for well over 20 years. She is an active performer, as well as an educator and native of Birmingham, Alabama. LaDonna has created a style of improvisation on violin and viola that is uniquely her own. Alternating classical and extended techniques, she explores her instrument,
painting scenarios and sound pictures as she plays. She has performed at practically every major improvisation festival and many of the New Music Festivals.

Davey Williams is a highly regarded improvising guitarist who performs solo and in collaborations with LaDonna Smith. Throughout the ‘80’s and ‘90’s he was a member of the experimental group Curlew as well as other bands including Ok, Nurse, and Fuzzy Suns. In addition to frequent collaborative performances, the duo maintains their own recording label, TransMuseq, and also co-edit the improvisor, the international journal of free improvisation.