Press Releases 2017

Concert to be held in UWTSD's Swansea Studios

18.05.2017

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is hosting a concert in the BBC hall in Swansea. Staff and students from the university’s department of music technology are hosting a concert in Swansea Studios, the same hall where Richard Burton made his famous recording of Under Milk Wood. The concert is called NAWR #6 and is one of a series of performances that are taking place in Swansea.  It will take place on Thursday 18 May and all are invited to attend.

Swansea Studios BBC Hall

The BBC hall is part of the university’s school of art and design, Swansea College of Art. It is now home to students who are enrolled on one of the university’s music technology courses as well as still functioning as a broadcasting studio. Students who are enrolled can take several pathways including performance and production. It was built in 1951 and contains three purpose-built music studios, including the BBC Hall. Professor Ian Walsh, Dean of Swansea College of Art, will be introducing the concert. He said: “As far as we’re aware this is the first time that the legendary former BBC Swansea Studios have been opened up for a public performance of this kind. I’m delighted to be able to invite people to come in and hear original music performed in one of the finest acoustic spaces in the UK.” 

Simon Kilshaw is Senior Lecturer and the Programme Director for the university’s BSc Music Technology. He said: “The BBC Hall at Swansea Studios is a wonderful resource to students studying music at UWTSD. It a beautiful acoustic space steeped in history. It has been used to record everything from symphony orchestras to metal bands, to singer-songwriters. The Music team at UWTSD are excited to begin a new chapter, by opening the BBC Hall up to the public to host live events. We are really looking forward to hosting our first event, NAWR #6, which will feature a performance by the Head of Digital Media at UWTSD, Dr. Paul Hazel.”

Dr. Hazel is a musician, composer, and record producer with many releases on the Rising High, Rotation, Inspiral, Instinct, 2Kool, and Masters At Work labels. He composed and produced the music for the short films Shore Leave and The Dirt Inside, the Canal+ documentary La Ñ En La Araña, and a theme for Channel 5 TV. He is a member of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra along with Dr. Jenn Kirby, who also teaches at the School of Digital Media. Paul, along with his collaborator David Pitt will be presenting two new pieces at NAWR#6 using live instruments and electronics amplified through a quadraphonic sound system.

NAWR #6 will feature performances by:

YEAH YOU

GHOST MIND

FFORDD DANIEL LEWIS DUO

PAUL HAZEL & DAVID PITT

Date: 18th May

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £6/£5

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/713453398836749/

Website: rwan.cymru

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: catherine.hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788