An international touring artist working in cross art form projects collaborating with choreographers, writers, and performance artists in site specific performances.
A fiddling, singing composer with an upbringing drenched in Welsh choral singing of the Eisteddfodau. Her research into vocal techniques has taken her across continents from Africa to Mongolia to Brazil. Whilst her composition and performance bears the influences and musical curiosity of her travels, the heart of her music is uniquely her own.
‘Sianed’s work consistently pushes at boundaries in ideas, technique and in her own performance practise’ The Welsh Arts Council 2007.
Her solo Taliesin provoked this reaction.
“ The voice is full of earth grit and power. Its range is impressive, physically emotionally and dynamically….” Aberystwyth Arts Centre 2009
As a soloist for Gwilym Simcock at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2009
“…..It was difficult to find words to describe the breathtaking performance by soprano Sianed Jones……”
After graduating from Dartington College of Arts in 1980, I spent my twenties learning my craft as a session musician and free lance musician working with :- Cabaret vocal groups, Latin fusion bands, experimental electronic groups that embraced free improvisation, physical theatre companies and site specific theatre and dance companies, writers and poets. During the next two decades I composed for my own productions and took on commissions from other companies. I took my first leading role in a number of Opera productions (experimental opera) and started to focus on exploring my voice through different vocal techniques. I completed an M.A in electro-acoustic composition at this time. I now work extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company as composer, actress and musician, whilst continuing to produce my own compositions. Taliesin the three screen video installation and performance was one such production. I have also became a regular soprano soloist for contemporary composers. I co-founded Human Music an a-capella Octet of composer performers who have been commissioned by clients such as the British Museum, Royal Shakespeare Company and The Sage Gateshead to create site specific Singing the Building performances inspired by architecture and acoustics. As a multi-instrumentalist I continue to perform solo combining improvisation with composition re-crafting old and developing new pieces, and creating performance / sound and visual installations.