A call is open to recruit six composers, music creators or sound artists to CoDi Experimental – a pathway for experimental writing / practice.

Guiding the six selected artists through the process will be: Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harp & electronics) and Siwan Rhys (piano), who are forming an artistic collective specially for this project. The three are leading experimental artists, whose careers have embraced a range of avant-garde music, including improvisation, new methods of notation, interpreting text-&-graphic scores, live electronics and performance art.

 

Working from the Tŷ Cerdd archive collection, the collective will create source materials for the six composers to respond to/use during the creative process. Through a series of workshops, new works will be developed, culminating in a performance at Chapter arts centre (Cardiff) in March 2021.

 

Alongside a clear interest in / experience of working in experimental ways, successful practitioners will demonstrate an engagement with Welsh cultural heritage and the Welsh language. The artistic collective are all Welsh-speakers, and the pathway will be held bilingually.

 

DURING COVID-19

Owing to the uncertainty brought by Covid-19, Tŷ Cerdd and the participants will be required to take a flexible, innovative approach to process and delivery. Initial workshops and engagement is likely to take place digitally, with the hope that in due course the activity can be located in Tŷ Cerdd’s studio at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.  

SUBMISSION & COMMISSION DETAILS

  • Fee per composer: £500 (to include expenses and all costs)

  • Open to Welsh and Wales-based composers. (A Wales-based composer is defined, for the purposes of this scheme, as an artist who has been living in Wales for a minimum of 12 months.)

  • Selected artists will create a work of up to 10 minutes’ duration – either for the collective to perform (any combination of them, including solo or duo), or to be performed by the participating artist.

  • Submission by application form (see bottom of this page), plus 2 examples of work by SoundCloud link (do not send attached sound files).

  • Submissions from the broadest range of artists are encouraged – we want to ensure that this opportunity is accessible to all. We welcome applications through alternative methods (eg video applications).

 

ACCESS

If there are any barriers to your applying or participating that you would like to talk to us about, please contact Deborah Keyser (deborah.keyser@tycerdd.org), who will be happy to discuss any queries or concerns over the phone, by email, or by video call


SELECTION PANEL

  • Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Siwan Rhys, lead artists

  • Steph Power, composer & writer; chair of Tŷ Cerdd

  • Deborah Keyser, Director, Tŷ Cerdd

 

TIMELINE

  • Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Tuesday 30 June

  • Successful participants informed: by late-July

  • Resources sent to participants: late-July

  • Initial workshops: September

  • Final performance/recording: March 2021, Chapter

APPLICATION FORM

Please submit your completed application form by 5pm Tuesday 30 June together with a CV and 2 SoundCloud links to your music (do not send attached sound files).

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

+44 (0)29 2063 5640 / enquiries@tycerdd.org 

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