Joseph Davies 1987

Mae gwaith Joseph Davies wedi ei berfformio a darlledu ar hyd y DU, Ewrop ac UDA. Mae ei waith cerddorfaol Byzantium, a chafodd ei gomisiynu a’i pherfformio am y tro cyntaf yn 2012 gan Gerddorfa Genedlaethol Gymreig y BBC, wedi derbyn ei nawfed perfformiad cyhoeddus yn 2015 yn Nulyn gan yr RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra ac wedi ei ddarlledu gan y BBC ar radio Almaeneg.

 

Ymhlith ei gomisiynau diweddar mae Intricate Images a gomisiynwyd gan Tŷ Cerdd ar gyfer y delynores byd enwog Catrin Finch a soddgrythwr  Steffan Morris, Echoes ar gerddi gan Hart Crane ar gyfer y bariton Jeremy Huw Williams, a berfformiwyd am y tro cyntaf yn New Orleans yn 2015. Yn y gorffennol mae wedi cydweithio gyda CHROMA Ensemble, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble a’r Esbjerg Ensemble (Denmarc), yn ogystal â Brighton Soundwaves festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival a Tête-à-Tête Opera.

 

Mae wedi gweithio ar ddwy sioe i Size Zero Opera yn gyfansoddwr, arweinydd a chyfarwyddwr cerdd ac roedd yn rhan o gwrs Genesis Foundation VOX yn y Royal Opera House yn 2011. Mae gweithiau Joseph wedi eu cyhoeddi gan Candenza Music. Ers 2013 mae’n ddarlithydd cyfansoddi yng Ngholeg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru. Hefyd yn fardd, bu’n fentor i raglen mentora The Mays yn 2013.

 

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Joseph Davies was born in Cardiff in 1987. His works have been performed and broadcast throughout Europe and the USA. Commissions have included Intricate Images for harpist Catrin Finch and cellist Steffan Morris, Echoes on poems by Hart Crane for baritone Jeremy Huw Williams premiered in New Orleans in 2015, and an orchestral song cycle The Shortest Day for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales setting specially written texts by former Archbishop of Canterbury and poet Dr Rowan Williams to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster in October 2016. Other collaborations include arrangements for Meilyr Jones’s prize-winning album 2013 released in 2016 on Moshi Moshi and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose for the Tate Britain in 2017, and two albums with Baxter Dury, Prince of Tears in 2017 and the forthcoming The Night Chancers out March 2020, both on Heavenly Recordings. In 2017 his wind orchestra piece Anemoi was nominated for a BASCA British Composer Award and he was awarded the Sir Geraint Evans Prize by the Welsh Music Guild.

Joseph studied with Robert Saxton at Oxford and Gary Carpenter at the Royal Academy of Music. Previous collaborators have included CHROMA Ensemble, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble and the Esbjerg Ensemble (Denmark), and work for the Brighton Soundwaves festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival, Tête-à-Tête Opera and Size Zero Opera. He is a former LSO Soundhub Associate (2017-18).

Joseph has been a lecturer in composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 2013. His work is published by Chester Music. He lives in London.
 

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