Today I’m introducing you to the Welsh composer and piano player David Pepper and the track Afon. David comes from a small coast town called Fishguard, which he describes as a “very inspiring place to live”. He started learning to play the piano in his hometown and later studied at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England.
After graduating I spent some time in Reykjavik, Iceland working with choirs and being inspired by the landscape and art scene there before then returning to West Wales in 2016. In 2020 I started writing music again and have found this area and landscape inspiring as a place to create music.
The track Afon – Finisterre was released as a single on the 29th of April, 2021 but will also be part of a future album!
Tell us something about your track Afon!
Afon in the Welsh language means river and this particular track is inspired by the River Gwaun which meets the sea in Lower Town, Fishguard. The Welsh name for Fishguard is Abergwaun which translates as the mouth of the river Gwaun. I often run this stretch of the river Gwaun leading up through the ancient glacial wooded valley towards the Preseli Hills which has informed & inspired this track Afon.
Thank you for this David!