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Archive of CoDI

projects and events

▶ INTERACT (2018- ) a central strand of composer support forms the backbone of CoDi, with in-person and online workshops, sharing of information and networking

▶ OFF-GRID (2020- )

A new network for underground and experimental artists, featuring online database, online workshops and podcasts. 

▶ ADOPT A MUSIC CREATOR formerly 'Buddies' (2018- )

Paid opportunity for a composer to work with a leisure-time music group, in a new relationship with Making Music and Sound and Music). 

▶ MENTORS (2018- )

Paid pairings of Welsh composers with leading figures from the UK’s contemporary music scene. 

▶ NIGHTMUSIC (2018- )

Paid opportunity for three composers, selected from the 2020 cohort of BBC Composition: Wales – writing new works for performance at St David’s Hall’s new-music series NightMusic.

▶ COMPOSERS' STUDIO (2023-24)  

Pathway giving six early-career composers the opportunity and support to write a 5-minute piece for conducted ensemble of 12 players.

▶ MENTORING CIRCLE (2023-24)  

Six Wales-based, mid-career composers shared practice and learning over three months via online and in person meetings.

Five artists received bespoke training and skill-development in writing for orchestral instruments clarinet, violin, cello and piano.


Paid pathway specially for neuro-divergent music-creators – of any genre.

▶ BŴM! (2023-24)

Pathway for four early-career artists (or four early-career ensembles/groups) in making outdoor music and sound that responds to themes of climate crisis.

▶ ORGAN@SOAR (2022-23)

Six emerging Welsh composers, working in diverse genres, came together to write pieces for James McVinnie and the newly restored Organ in Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil.

▶ SOMALI DANCE (2022-23)

Somali Dance is one of Wales’s valuable traditional practices. Over a series of workshops, eight participating artists were led through a development pathway by four lead artists.

▶ SELF (2021-22)

Cross-genre creative retreat for 8 music-creators to explore their own artistic practice through collaboration with a diverse cohort of 6 artists.

▶ LEAD (2021-22)

Disabled-led chamber music pathway for 6 composers, working with 5 disabled artists.

▶ CÂN (2021)

Collaboration with National Eisteddfod for 2021 Eisteddfod Amgen. Five music-creators of colour who are Welsh-speakers or Welsh-learners were commissioned to write, perform and create a music-video of a new song in the Welsh language. 

▶ DIY (2020-21)

Paid pathway for 10 music-creators of any genre (including five 18-25 year-olds) who have not accessed formal, post-school music education. A range of mentors, led by Pwyll ap Siôn.


▶ ARBROFOL (2020-21)

Paid opportunity for six composers / music-creators / sound-artists exploring experimental practice. Lead artist collective: Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harp and electronics), Siwan Rhys (piano) shape a pathway that weaves source materials from Tŷ Cerdd archive into avant-garde sound-creation. (Bilingual pathway.) 

▶ OPERA (2020-21)

Paid pathway giving six composers the tools to work confidently with text and narrative. Led by composer Robert Fokkens, writer/dramaturg Sophie Rashbrook, with soprano/composer Sarah Dacey. 

▶ 1-2-1 (2020) 

Tŷ Cerdd and BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s opportunity for composers, in response to the UK lockdown around the Coronavirus pandemic.

▶ MOVE (2019-20) 

Five composers/sound artists worked in the Hijinx Academies – which train learning-disabled actors in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Carmarthen and Prestatyn and were mentored by Lead composer Tic Ashfield. 

▶ SOUND (2019-20) Six composers) were selected to work with UPROAR (Wales-based new music ensemble, directed by Michael Rafferty) and lead composer Andrew Lewis to create a work for conducted chamber ensemble and electronics.

▶ TEXT (2019-20) Six composers were selected to work with lead composer Joseph Davies and writer Kaite O’Reilly on exploring the use of text in composition. 

▶ CHAMBER (2018-19)

Six composers were selected to develop their writing for chamber ensemble with tuition given by Lynne Plowman.  Student’s pieces were workshopped by the Berkeley Ensemble which gave their premieres at the project’s final concert at Cardiff University.

▶ ELECTRONIC (2018-19)

Six composers were selected to develop their writing of electronic and experimental music with tuition and development work given by Jenn Kirby and Simon Kilshaw. 

▶ THEATRE (2018-19) Following a call to composers, Tŷ Cerdd appointed a composer-in-residence with Hijinx’s inclusive community company Odyssey to create a soundtrack for its Christmas musical theatre production 'Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimm's Wood'.  

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Tŷ Cerdd is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner in association with Youth Music

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