Instrumental and Vocal Composition
Dr Guto Pryderi Puw is one of the most promising Welsh composers of his generation. His musical inspiration is firmly rooted in Wales, its language and literature, with a particular affinity to the poetry of R S Thomas, while his compositional style embraces the developments of the European avant-garde, together with adopting other more recent tendencies. Puw is also the Artistic Director of the Bangor New Music Festival since its founding in 2000.
Eclectic elements feature strongly in the music of Dr Pwyll ap Siôn, ranging from American minimalism and roc and pop music to post-serial techniques and the use of quotation. His latest commission is a solo violin work for the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, held in Cardiff in 2008.
Although Prof Andrew Lewis is primarily active in the field of acousmatic composition, he also undertakes projects for instruments alone, and for combinations of electroacoustic and acoustic media.