Professional Work

Hard Times

Tic during Oct – Nov 2017 Tic created the music and sound design for Lighthouse Theatre’s production of ‘Hard Times’ by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys.

The show opened at Pontardawe Arts Centre on the 9th November 2017 and toured Wales.

 

Welsh National Opera – Digital Teach: Valleys

In May – June 2017  Tic worked alongside Welsh National Opera and animation company Gritty Realism to created the animated film ‘Viennese Whirls’. Tic lead a series of workshops with Primary school children from the Valleys area of South Wales, helping them to create songs and musical ideas based on characters from the operetta ‘Die Fledermaus’.

She then took the creative ideas produced by the students and developed then into an orchestral score to accompany the animated film. During the process Tic worked with WNO Bassoonist Chris Vale to record live bassoon parts for the score.

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Moment(o)s 

Tic created the sound design for Elaine Paton’s presentation of Moment(o)s in June 2017. The show, focused around mental health awareness was performed at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

This piece was created for Elaine Paton’s presentation of ‘Momentos’ performed at Chapter Arts Centre June 2017.

The piece was created using out of tune piano samples recorded by the composer after she found an old, abandoned piano backstage at a theatre. These samples have been edited and arranged to create the distressed piano sound heard in the piece.

Peach

Peach is a short animation created by final year students from the University of South Wales with music by Tic Ashfield.

 

Romeo & Juliet

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In February 2017 Tic created music and sound for Omidaze Productions on a presentation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This has been her third time collaborating with the company and director Yvonne Murphy.

 

This piece was composed as a main theme for Omidaze Production’s presentation of Romeo and Juliet performed February 2017 at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

Found sounds were predominantly used to create the instrumentation using sounds found in a garage.

Hinterland / Y Gwyll Series III

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Tic created the score for the third series of the Welsh crime drama series ‘Hinterland’ having worked on the previous two series of the show as a member of John Hardy Music.

 

The music and film for ‘The World Keeps Turning’ from Hinterland / Y Gwyll was composed, arranged, performed, recorded, produced, filmed and edited by the John Hardy Music team at John Hardy Music studios, Cardiff.

In this short documentary film the creative team at John Hardy Music discuss how they created the soundworld for the third series of Hinterland / Y Gwyll.

Filmed, edited and directed by Tic Ashfield.

 

Moment(os) of Leaving

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Created by Elaine Paton, ‘Moment(os) of Leaving’ was a site specific work which explored issues of mental health and marked the closing of Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff.

Tic worked closely with a team of dancers, actors and visual artists to create this promenade performance. The audience were taken through a series of ‘treatments’ during the show, which consisted of individual but thematically connected performances including solo and group movement pieces, monologues and video / design / archive installations. Each part of the production took place within a different part of the psychiatric wing, including the male and female wards.

To create the score, Tic predominately used found sounds from within the hospital itself as well as brass, woodwind and piano writing.

 

Henry VI

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In 2016, Tic worked with Omidaze Productions once more to create the sound design and music for the all female Shakespeare production of ‘Henry VI’ at the Wales Millennium Centre.

Using the idea of leitmotif as inspiration, Tic created a series of textural pieces to underscore the drama based upon the characteristics of each of the leading characters. Sound was used as a key structural indicator throughout the performance, with sudden bursts of sound indicating the death of each character. Thunderous sounds of war were also used as a signifier for the many alarums within the play.

The performance was held within the dark roof void space in the Wales Millennium Centre with the audience moving around the space lead by the actors. The sound was dispersed throughout the space to help draw the audience through to the next location.

 

Saturday Night Forever

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Alongside Benjamin Talbott, Tic composed the score for Roger Williams’ ‘Saturday Night Forever’ in 2015. The one man play tells the story of a man, living in Cardiff, who finds love and then tragically loses it because of hate crime.

Music and sound was used throughout the show to give the impression of clubs, bars and pubs as well as supporting the emotional journey of the story.

 

Hinterland Y / Gwyll Series II

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Tic created the soundtrack for the second series of ‘Hinterland’ as a member of John Hardy Music. The series is currently being broadcast on BBC One Wales.

Get the soundtrack on Bandcamp.

Harpist Llywelyn Jones plays the title theme from Hinterland / Y Gwyll. Recorded at the John Hardy Music studio, Cardiff in September 2016.

 

Galesa

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”Galesa’ was created as part of TV channel S4C’s Patagonia Week, held between Sunday 26 July and Saturday 1 August 2015 to mark the first Welsh landing in Patagonia 150 years before.’ – johnhardymusic.com

Tic created the soundtrack for the film alongside Benjamin Talbott.

 

{150}

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Created by National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in 2015, Tic composed the score for ‘{150}’ alongside John Hardy.

 

Richard III

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‘Richard III’ was an all female cast and crew Shakespeare production created by Yvonne Murphy and Omidaze Productions. Tic created the score for the production in 2015.

 

A Bird In A Cage

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‘A Bird In a Cage’ is an award winning short film created by Winding Snake Productions which focuses on the Suffragette movement and the life of Lady Margaret Mackworth.

 

The Gathering

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‘The Gathering’ was a sight specific theatre performance by National Theatre Wales and The Louise Ann Wilson Company which took place on a Snowdonian Hill Farm in 2014.

The soundscape below showcases the variety of sounds collected during the development of the show.

 

Andrew Marr: Great Scots

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As a member of JHM Tic created the score for the BBC Two documentary in 2014.

 

The Girl In The Diary

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Tic created the score for the S4C and BBC Wales documentary ‘The Girl In The Diary’ in 2014.

 

S4C Idents

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Alongside JHM Tic created the music for the ‘S4C Ident’ campaign.

 

My People

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Tic worked alongside fellow JHM composer Benjamin Talbott to create the score for Gwyn Emberton Dance’s ‘My People’.

 

Hinterland / Y Gwyll Series I

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Series one of the crime drama ‘Hinterland’ created by Fiction Factory.

Get the soundtrack on Bandcamp.

 

Tir Sir Gar

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Tic worked alongside Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to create the score for the promenade theatre piece ‘Tir Sir Gar’ in 2013.

 

Cold Rolling

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‘Cold Rolling’ was a contemporary dance work created for the Adain Avion Cultural Olympiad in collaboration with Marc Rees, Tanja Raman, Ballet Cymru and John Hardy.