Gwen is an experimental composer and multidisciplinary artist. Her work is primarily sound-based although she often incorporates elements of sculpture, moving image, photography and text to create multi-sensory installations. She is interested in the relationship between sound and environment and the architectural qualities of sound. Her practice is underpinned by landscape, mythology, ritual and synaesthetic crossover, particularly the dynamic between colour and musical notation.

When creating sound works, she often uses non-traditional composition methods, field recordings as material and collects physical fragments of the landscape itself to create her own hand-built instruments and sculptural sound devices.

Engaging in acts of translation and transformation, Gwen creates original vocal, multi-instrumental and electronic compositions, using sound as a way to describe visual, physical and emotional experience, interpreting landscape in musical terms and exploring how musical composition can be used as a means of mapping space and the cultural, ecological and socio-political significance of that space.

Gwen Siôn is a participant on the New Voices 2021 programme