Tic at the 2017 BAFTA Cymru Awards

“Ashfield’s sound design and composition is heartstring-tuggingly crafted.

Cardiff Theatre Review on Chippy Lane’s production of ‘Blue’

Tic Ashfield is a BAFTA Cymru award winning composer and sound designer living in South Wales who studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Tic earned a 1st class degree in creative music technology in 2013 before gaining a masters degree with distinction in composition in 2016 supported by the Prince of Wales scholarship.

Theatre & Dance work includes: Es & Flo (Wales Millennium Centre, Kiln Theatre), Pijin/Pigeon (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Theatr Iolo), Right Where We Left Us (Chippy Lane Productions), The Boy With Two Hearts (Wales Millennium Centre, National Theatre), Anthem (Wales Millennium Centre), Y Teimlad online presentation (National Youth Arts Wales), Rocket Launch Blaenavon (Tin Shed Theatre), Qwerin (Osian Meilir), Ghost Light (Ffwrnes Theatre), Are You O.K.? online presentation (Hijiinx Theatre), Heart of Cardiff radio play series (5 of 10) (Sherman Theatre), Metamorphosis online presentation (Hijinx Theatre), Lung Water online presentation (National Theatre Wales, Sherman Theatre, Chippy Lane Productions), Constellation Street online presentation (National Theatre Wales, Sherman Theatre, The Other Room), Ripples online presentation (National Theatre Wales, Sherman Theatre, RWCMD), Pryd Mae’r Haf? (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), A Number, All But Gone, The Awkward Years, American Nightmare, The Story, Hela (The Other Room), The Gathering, {150}, The Tide Whisperer, For As Long As The Heart Beats, Storm III (National Theatre Wales), On Bear Ridge (National Theatre Wales & The Royal Court), Dear To Me | Annwyl i mi (National Dance Company Wales), The Invisible Woman (Alisa Jenkins), Peeling (Taking Flight Theatre), Cracked (Emily Hinshelwood), Blue (Chippy Lane Productions), Bottom (Willy Hudson), Richard III, Henry VI, Romeo & Juliet (Omidaze Productions), Saturday Night Forever (Joio), Momentos of Leaving, Moment(o)s (Elaine Paton), Hard Times (Lighthouse Theatre), Cold Rolling (Ballet Cymru), My People (Gwyn Emberton Dance), Tir Sir Gar (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru).

Film and television work includes: The Light In The Hall (S4C), STAD (S4C), Bregus (S4C), Hel Y Mynydd (S4C), Pili Pala (S4C), Hidden | Craith (S4C/BBC), Hinterland | Y Gwyll (S4C/BBC), Galesa (Joio), Andrew Marr: Great Scots (BBC2), The Girl In The Diary (S4C).

She is a creative team member at John Hardy Music where she co-composed the music for projects such as Hinterland | Y Gwyll and Hidden | Craith.

As a workshop leader and community musician Tic has led music and sound workshops for companies such as: Arts Active, Breathe Creative, Opera Sonic, RWCMD, Tanio, Welsh National Opera and Winding Snake Productions. She has provided mentoring as part of projects delivered by companies such as Hijinx Theatre and Ty Cerdd. She is also a lecturer in Composition with Technology at RWCMD.

As a composer and sound designer she focuses on using a combination of found sound manipulation and sampling, synthesis and instrumental writing to create bespoke sound worlds, often within collaborative settings. Tic is a singer and plays acoustic and electric guitar, bass, clarinet and occasional ukulele, often incorporating these into her music.