She has worked as a composer / performer / collaborator with a vast array of artists from different disciplines and cultures ranging from Choreographers: Tina Razafi – Writers; Cris Cheek Film Makers: Mike Figgis, Warner Bros Theatre Practitioners: Welfare State International, IOU, Sadista Sisters, The Royal Shakespeare Company Story Teller: Ben Haggarty and site specific theatre makers: Brith Gof. Musicians Sianed has shared stages and collaborated with include the likes of veteran improvisers: Max Eastley, Clive Bell, Eric Truffaz, Jan Bang, Arve Henrikson, In the jazz world, Andy Sheppard, Barbara Thomson, in the site specific sound installation world, turntable artist Philip Jeck, and instrument maker Will Menter to name but a few.
“Sianed’s work consistently pushes at boundaries in ideas, technique and her own performance practise”. The Welsh Arts Council 2007
Sianed’s research into vocal techniques has taken her to Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, (1987) Mongolia (1994) Kazakhstan, and Kyrgistan (1999) Whilst her composition and performance bears the influences and musical curiosity of her travels and experiences the heart of her music is uniquely her own.
Sianed is an international artist that has toured Europe, America, Russia and Mongolia. After an upbringing drenched in the choral and poetic traditions of Wales Sianed left Wales and travelled the world.
She found herself high up in the mountains of Madagascar listening to women sing their traditional songs on a the bus crawling at a snails pace over deep potholes gouged by the tropical rain,
getting lost in the Gobi desert in the dead of night swigging Mongolian spirits to keep warm and teaching Rod Stewart’s ’I am Sailing’ to one of Mongolia’s top Xhoomii singers,
being taught Ouhm Khalsoum’s melodies by a fan on a Felucca drifting up the Nile in Egypt,
listening to an Epic singer drawing down the spirit of the Manas high up in the mountains that lie between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan