Throughout the Autumn Tŷ Cerdd will host CoDa, a digital festival showcasing work created with and by the extraordinary music-creators who have participated in our CoDI 2020/21 and other creative pathways (with funding support from ACW, PRS Foundation, Youth Music and RVW Trust).
From Thursday 7 October a wonderfully varied selection of brand new work will be premiered across Tŷ Cerdd’s social media platforms:
CoDI DIY: Nine new tracks from a diverse cohort of singer-songwriters, R&B, experimental and post-folk artists who took part in CoDI DIY, a pathway aimed at music-creators who have not accessed post-school music education. This talented group of seriously talented musicians were guided by Pwyll ap Sion, and received expert advice from a team of mentors.
CoDI Experimental: Responding to content selected from Tŷ Cerdd’s archive, six artists worked alongside the cutting-edge collective of Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harp) and Siwan Rhys (piano) to create experimental works. Ranging from the Welsh hymn tradition of Codi Canu, to graphic scores created from images, designs and even ink-blots, the new works introduced the participating music-creators to avant-garde techniques and fresh forms of music making.
CoDi Opera: Following a series of intensive workshops with composer Rob Fokkens and writer/dramaturg Sophie Rashbrook, six composers created their own scenario, libretto and music – a single aria each, performed by the fearless Sarah Dacey (soprano) and Chris Williams (piano). The results are powerful.
CoDi Grange: Six life-affirming new works created as part of our arts & health initiative, embedding music-and-sound installations into the multi-faith chapel at the recently opened Grange University Hospital. Watch this space for more info!
perisgop: Digital music-theatre short by Gareth Churchill (composer), Kaite O’Reilly (writer) and Jake Sawyers (videographer), exploring life with sight-loss in Wales during COVID-19 – created by an all-disabled creative team and cast. Funded by Connect & Flourish – as part of Tapestri, a new, living archive of the people and communities of Wales.
affricerdd: The first of four new works by artists of African descent who have been commissioned to write song in any language and create a music-video of the new work.