Ty Cerdd: Talent Development Partner 2019
CoDI Composer Pathways is a multi-faceted programme for composers across Wales.
CoDI (codi in Welsh = to raise; CoDI = Composer Development Initiative) is the first strategic programme of its kind in Wales – and is developing opportunities for classical (including electronic) composers at all stages of their career, promoting shared learning and collaboration and creating career development pathways.
• CoDI SOUND: pathway to writing for ensemble and electronics.
Six early-career composers work with UPROAR new music ensemble, conductor Michael Rafferty and lead composer Andrew Lewis. Initial workshops introduce electronics (technology and techniques), and over an intensive residency the composers each write a work for conducted chamber ensemble and electronics, culminating in a day of public performance and recording.
• CoDI TEXT: pathway to composing with text
Six composers work with lead composer Joseph Davies and writer Kaite O’Reilly on exploring using text in composition. An ensemble of specially recruited post-graduate performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama work alongside the composers over three workshop periods, culminating in a public performance/recording.
• CoDI MOVE: pathway to writing for movement & engagement with professional learning-disabled actors
Five composers from a broad stylistic range resident in the five Hijinx Academies (which train professional learning-disabled actors in locations across Wales). Lead composer Tic Ashfield provides tuition and mentoring in composition for movement/theatre/dance.
• CoDI INTERACT
The heart of the community, featuring online connectivity and a suite of interventions: from mentoring and workshops, to hack days and buddying with non-professional performers.