CoDI Off-Grid Events
CoDI Off-Grid runs a programme of free online events to support artists to connect each other, promote their work, share practice and ideas, and reach new audiences.
Date & time TBA
Sgwrs #1 Sarah Angliss
Sarah Angliss’ music explores the sonorities of voices and ancient instruments, revealing and augmenting them with her distinctive electronic techniques.Sarah draws on her lifelong interest in European folksong, cybernetics and esoteric sound culture. These inspire her progressive and strikingly original music for film, theatre and the live music stage.
Her work reflects an eclectic musical background. 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.
Sgwrs #2 Kathy Hinde
Audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde shares some of her recent work, elaborating on some of her motivations, methods and intentions. Her audio-visual creations echo phenomena found in the natural world to explore the relationship between people, other species, and the earth’s systems. Her work often sits somewhere between kinetic sound sculptures and newly invented musical instruments that can be played live in countless ways. She draws on systems, models, and data from animal behaviours, biodiversity and dynamic ecosystems, and often employs open scores and chance procedures. The animal and the elemental have all figured into a practice of installation, performance and participatory works. Birds, water, bogs and ecosystems take different forms through bespoke software, objects and inquisitive forms of media.
Sgwrs #3 Leafcutter John
Described by The Guardian as "a musician who combines acoustic and electronic music with an irresistible compulsion to build Heath Robinson- like inventions”, sound-artist Leafcutter John has released seven studio albums, toured extensively and collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Imogen Heap, Talvin Singh and Shabaka Hutchings.
Sgwrs #4 Maggie Nicols
Maggie Nicols was born in Edinburgh as Margaret Nicholson. Her father was from the Isle of Skye, and her mother was half-French, half-Berber, from North Africa. In her mid-teens she left school and started to work as a dancer at the Windmill Theatre. Her first singing engagement was in a strip club in Manchester in 1965. At about that time she became obsessed with jazz, and sang with bebop pianist Dennis Rose. From then on she sang in pubs, clubs, hotels, and in dance bands with some of the finest jazz musicians around. In the midst of all this she worked abroad for a year as a dancer (including a six-month stint at the Moulin Rouge in Paris).
Nicols has also collaborated regularly over the years with Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer and French bassist Joelle Leandre, including tours and three recordings as the trio "Les Diaboliques". In 1991 she began a weekly free improvisational meeting in London, which became known as The Gathering, a taste of which was captured on the album The Gathering: For John Stevens. In 2020, she released her debut solo album entitled Creative Contradiction: Poetry, Story, Song & Sound on Cafe Oto's Takuroku label.
Sgwrs #5 Torri Ffiniau: gweithio ar draws genres gwahanol
Welsh language panel event with guest speakers Angharad Davies (avant-garde violinist), Glyn Roberts (artist, composer and experimental performer) and Gwion ap Iago (Roughion member and owner of Afanc Records), chaired by Nêst Thomas which discusses the challenges and joys of working across a range of musical styles and traditions.
Sgwrs #6 Jon Ruddick
Jon Ruddick is a sound artist and Shift studio member and organiser, originally from Bath and now based in Cardiff. Established in 2018 SHIFT is a multidisciplinary research and development arts organisation, offering free working space and support for artists to develop artistic practice within a collaborative environment.
Jon talks about Shift's structure, history and development and about its future plans for sharing space with other artists as a form of mutual aid. He also touches on how it hopes to help build sustainable communities of spaces and networks for sound art, performance and production.
Sgwrs #7 Ladies of Rage: Tea with Teifi & Trishna
Music-creators TeiFi and Trishna Jaikara present on their own practices and on the game-changing support and empowerment provided by the Ladies of Rage network.
Trishna Jaikara is an open format DJ resident for Bump & Grind, The Moon Cardiff & Ladies of Rage. Also a producer and lyricist in English, Welsh, Punjabi and Malay- making her bilingual debut on the Harddwch Du EP last year with track Rise Up which was played on BBC Radio 6 for BBC introducing and Radio Wales. She has been a part of Ladies of Rage since 2018 and champions local artists and businesses.
TeiFi - with her “Rude Grooves and Smooth Loops” is a chameleon - funny, bawdy, Welsh-English rap, soulful vocals, lush harmonies, and a bit of dance thrown in. Singing about bodies, nature, sex, motherhood, death, Cymru, colonialism. Composing and producing and her music using loop station, vocal beats, nature sounds and dog noises. She has performed with Ladies of Rage since 2019 and is passionate about uplifting other artists.