Fe sefydlwyd y gydweithfa gelf sonig GWRANDO ym mis Ionawr 2007. Mae’r gydweithfa gelf yn bwriadu darparu fforwm i’w aelodau, ac i gynnal a hyrwyddo digwyddiadau celfyddydau byw yng Ngheredigion a thu hwnt.
Sonic arts collective GWRANDO was founded in January 2007 by Lou Laurens and Jacob Whittaker. In 2014 Lou Laurens sadly died and the only continuing GWRANDO project is our Open Screen Night with help and support from Small World Theatre. It was devised with Lou in 2009 and the first event was in October 2014 a few weeks after her death, the following was written before.
The collective aims to provide a forum for its members, and to develop time based and live arts in Ceredigion and beyond. GWRANDO also an active creative collaboration: current projects include Open Screen Night and Capeli.
Following an MA in Sonic Arts (Distinction) at Middlesex University in 2008, Laurens has worked with themes of sonic histories, acoustics and places/spaces through the medium of voice, listening practices, and audio recording; these are presented as composition, performance, installation, participant-led process, and large-scale community events. A singer, she also lectures in Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University, leads three choirs, and writes for solo voice and choir.
Welsh-born artist Jacob Whittaker gained a BA in Fine Art in 2003 (First-Class); he uses found objects, music, video, photography, performance, and interactive networks/processes to explore themes of memory, nostalgia, aesthetics and perception. His work includes sound and video installation, as well as documentary film for artists, local groups and community organisations.
Both artists share an interest in critiquing the live arts documentation, and strive to develop documentary strategies which are sympathetic and relevant to the creative process.
2014 – Ongoing. Open Screen Night / Noson Sgrin Agored. Blogged here and supported by Small World Theatre
2014 – Experiments in Visible Voice, Small World Theatre for Colony 14
2013 – Visible Voice, research project. Work documented online & exhibited at Colony 13, Cardigan
2012 – Finding Rhayader, Rhayader Museum, Powys gwybodaeth / info
2012 – What does your voice look like? & An Experiment in Visible Voice, The Old Tannery, Machynlleth gwybodaeth/info
2011 – Capeli: 2005-2010, Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth gwybodaeth / info
2010 – VIGIL – a sonic response/ymateb sonig, Chapter, Caerdydd gwybodaeth / info
2010 – Capeli: Gwrando yn y Capel & Taith Capeli, Aberteifi, Llechryd & Drefach Felindre gwybodaeth / info
2009 – VIGIL – a sonic response/ymateb sonig, Tregwynt Mansion, Pembs gwybodaeth / info
2008 – Capeli Dyffryn Teifi @ Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth gwybodaeth / info
2008 – Capeli Dyffryn Teifi @ Capel Bethania, Aberteifi gwybodaeth / info
2007 – Capeli @ Experimentica, Chapter, Caerdydd gwybodaeth / info
2007 – Capeli: Capel Crannog, Arddangosfa, Hanes Aberteifi gwybodaeth / info
2007 – Capeli: Capel Crannog, Llangrannog gwybodaeth / info
2005 – Capel, Capel Crannog, Llangrannog gwybodaeth / info