Kathryn Williams and Andy Ingamells operate together as performance and composition duo Private Hire. Their work teeters on a balance of rigorous enquiry and playfulness, including the practice of pentimento (a technique used in oil painting where sketches underneath the paint are slowly revealed over time) and applying this to sound, performance, and their bodies. Their work has been made in bathtubs, reed beds, and leisure centres between Manchester and The Republic of Ireland. Read more in this interview with nonclassical.
They are very grateful to the support from Help Musicians Fusion Fund which enabled them to adapt their collaboration to create a new film under COVID-19 lockdown conditions. The film, made between Cork and Manchester, features three works by Andy & Kathryn and a lockdown reinterpretation of George Brecht's Motor Vehicle Sundown (Event). Read more about the process of making this film on the Sampler:https://thesampler.org/news-opinion/private-hire-kathryn-williams-andy-ingamells/