Gwen Siôn

Gwen was commissioned by Liquid Vibrations as associate disabled musician. She has composed Dyfroedd Pell, a piece as part of our Arts Council project Liquid Listening taking place until September 2022

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Gwen is an experimental composer and multidisciplinary artist working with sound, sculpture, moving image and installation. She is interested in the relationship between sound and environment; her practice is underpinned by landscape, mythology, ritual and synaesthetic crossover, particularly the dynamic between colour and musical notation.

 

She uses field recordings as material and physical fragments of the landscape to create hand-built instruments and sculptural sound devices. Engaging in acts of translation and transformation, she interprets landscape in musical terms, exploring how musical composition can be used as a means of mapping space and the cultural, ecological and socio-political significance of space.

We supply a large playlist of original music selected and composed specifically for underwater listening.

HOW WE THINK ABOUT THE MUSIC THAT IS PLAYED UNDERWATER

Abstract 

Sound that is chosen for its aesthetic quality using sonic textures, timbres and frequency relationships. Based in electroacoustic tradition.

Musical 

Sound that has melodic and rhythmic structures using instruments and/or voice. Based in song and music tradition.

Narrative 

Sound that denotes an activity, story or environment using narration, field recordings, object recordings, animal sounds etc..

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CONTRIBUTORS

 

Gwen Siôn

Gwen was commissioned by Liquid Vibrations as associate disabled musician. She has composed a piece as part of our Arts Council project Liquid listening taking place until September 2022.

Joel Cahen

Musician, artist and sound designer for stage and screen as well as art installations. His work has been presented internationally in galleries and festivals. Joel plays live at Wet Sounds events. He broadcast live new music at his weekly radio show on London's Resonance 104.4fm  (2005 - 2016). Website

Simon Duff

Writer, composer and broadcaster. He writes for a number of magazines including the Saatchi Gallery Art & Music, Pro Sound News Europe, Lighting & Sound International and Installation. Simon regularly broadcasts experimental political and architectural based sound art, as well as audio walks in Venice and London, for Resonance FM radio. His music has been used in Film TV and Theatre.

The Orpheus Centre

In 2019, students from the Orpheus Centre, an independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts, created music for underwater listening over the course of two terms.