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Comisiynodd UPROAR Lynne Plowman i ysgrifennu gwaith newydd ar gyfer eu taith Gwanwyn. Mae The Wind Sweepers yn un o dri darn newydd a fydd yn mynd â chi ar daith, wedi’i hysbrydoli gan, ac yn ymateb i fywyd cyfoes yng Nghymru.


Lynne Plowman has been commissioned to write a new work by UPROAR – Wales’ New Music Ensemble for its Spring tour. The Wind Sweepers is one of three new pieces that will take you on a journey, inspired by, and responding to contemporary life in Wales.    

The Wind Sweepers

A new addition to the Welsh landscape, I love the way that wind turbines look against the sky, whether that’s rounding a corner to be met by a single turbine standing on the edge of a field or spotting distant groups of turbines flickering on the horizon. I have used both these images to shape the music in this piece. There are slow, sweeping chords, building up from a single pitch in three stages, like the slow turning of three turbine blades. And later in the piece, mechanical, rhythmic textures and fast repeating circular patterns flicker across all the different instruments. I’ve tried to capture the way that sound moves outside with the wind.

(nodyn y cyfansoddwr / composer's note)

"Plowman’s windmills generated electricity in the form of largely static harmonies, underpinned by pedal notes and ostinato patterns but with skittering interior counterpoints, like musical electrons under a microscope."

(Stephen Walsh, The Arts Desk)



17.02.24, 19:30

Gŵyl Gerdd Bangor / Bangor Music Festival 


22.02.24, 19:30

Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru / Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


07.03.24, 20:00

Canolfan Celfyddydau Aberystwyth /Aberystwyth Arts Centre 


22.03.24, 19:30

Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tudful 



23.03.24, 19:30

Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran 



▶ Composer of the Month: Lynne Plowman


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