CoDi Grange is Tŷ Cerdd’s Arts & Health initiative, forming part of the extensive arts programme at the new Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa. The whole arts programme is funded by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and driven by consultancy Studio Response.
CoDi Grange commissioned a cohort of artists from a range of genres to create music and sound installations for the multi-faith chapel space in the new Grange hospital. Lead artist Jo Thomas (an award-winning electronic composer) mentored the other music-creators through the process, alongside the Tŷ Cerdd team who provided artistic and practical support. Central to the creation period for all of the artists was direct engagement with members of the community within the health board’s ward – each piece has responded to that engagement, both thematically and artistically.
The six works were conceived with the multi-faith chapel in mind, and the artists have created works that aim to provide support, solace, and peace to visitors to the space. Our featured artists are Jo Thomas, Teifi Emerald, Ashley John Long, Delyth & Angharad Jenkins, Leona Jones and Stacey Blythe.
The result of the project was very special and an album of the six works, Cynefin – music from the Grange, has been released on our label, helping to extend the reach of this music and sound-world for others to hear and experience.