Music for picture included in new Welsh funding initiative

Musician Gruff Rhys is being supported as part of the 2020 Clwstwr cohort

The Clwstwr project, a partnership between three universities in Wales, is supporting an innovative experiment in musical performance among 33 new initiatives for the creative sector.

Welsh music star Gruff Rhys, formerly of the Super Furry Animals, has been given part of the £900,000 funding granted by Clwstwr for his Hissing Currents project. As a seasoned film maker, he has pioneered on-screen story telling as a vehicle for his music. Hissing Currents is an attempt at reimagining the music concert experience, escaping the static staging of conventional touring by creating an immersive story telling experience through new technology in flexible spaces.

Clwstwr is a five-year research and development partnership between Carfif University, the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University to nurture a media production hub around the Welsh capital. It is funded through the Creative Industries Clusters Programme as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and by Welsh Government through Creative Wales.

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