Sarah Angliss, Elliot Galvin, John Harris and Zoe Rahman.CoDI MENTORS 2021/22 will support four Welsh or Wales-based music-creators with an outside-eye on their creative practice. They will be paired with leading figures from the UK music scene:
Each partnership, over six online meetings between late April and the end of June, will work together on a defined area of the mentee's practice creating an action plan and priorities for future activity. Mentees will receive a payment of £100 to cover expenses.
Application deadline: 5pm Tuesday 19 April 2022
Bydd MENTORIAID CoDI 2021/22 yn cefnogi pedwar crëwr cerddoriaeth Cymreig neu o Gymru gyda llygad allanol ar eu hymarfer creadigol. Byddant yn cael eu paru â ffigurau blaenllaw o fyd cerddoriaeth y DU: Sarah Angliss, Elliot Galvin, John Harris a Zoe Rahman.
Dros chwe chyfarfod ar-lein rhwng diwedd mis Ebrill a diwedd mis Mehefin, bydd pob partneriaeth yn cydweithio ar agwedd o waith y cyfranogwr gan greu cynllun gweithredu a blaenoriaethau ar gyfer gweithgaredd yn y dyfodol. Bydd mentoreion yn cael taliad o £100 i dalu costau.
Dyddiad Cau Cais: 5yp Dydd Mawrth 19 Ebrill 2022
Sarah Angliss’ music explores the sonorities of voices and ancient instruments, revealing and augmenting them with her distinctive electronic techniques. A classically-trained composer who specialised in baroque and renaissance music, Sarah cut her teeth performing on the UK folk scene. Her desire to get inside notes and finely manipulate sound led her to study electroacoustic engineering, then robotics, alongside music – fields that continue to inform her unique compositional style.
Sarah composes for film and theatre. Her score for Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape (directed by Richard Jones) featured at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. Her film score for Romola Garai’s horror Amulet premiered at Sundance 2020.
Elliot Galvin is an award-winning composer, pianist, improvisor and educator based in London. His work is predominantly concerned with the incorporation of improvisation and chance in cross-discipline environments across a number of genres and contexts. As an improvisor Elliot has released albums with Mark Sanders, Binker Golding and his entirely improvised solo piano album recorded in concert at Fondation Louis Vuittom in Paris, which was named The Guardian’s album of the month, and BBC Music magazine’s album of the year. As a composer he has been commissioned by several prestigious ensembles and festivals including the London Sinfonietta, Ligeti Quartet, Ensemble X.Y, St. John’s Smith Square and the London Jazz Festival.
Composer John Harris is artistic co-director and chief executive of the Red Note Ensemble. John was appointed Festival Director of New Music Dublin in 2017; he was previously artistic director of the Paragon Ensemble and general manager of the Hebrides Ensemble. His work includes operas, chamber music, theatre music and music for film, including work for Scottish Opera, the Sound Festival Aberdeen, Tapestry Opera Toronto, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Channel 4.
A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, Zoe Rahman’s style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra.
An Ivor Novello Award winner (Impact Award 2021), MOBO Award winner and Mercury Prize nominee, Zoe has established herself as a unique presence in the British music industry.