This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video is ‘Y Mor o Wydr’ a new music video from Cerys Hafana.
We’re off to Anglesey Zoo for this week’s Video of the Week, as it features in a new music video from Welsh musician Cerys Hafana. Taken from her most recent album, Edyf, Hafana has spoken previously about ‘Y Mor o Wydr’ as a “a hymn about doomsday”, a theme which set the tone for the album. There’s certainly a depth to the track, with the sound of Hafana’s treated harp mixing with a double bass.
The experimental sound from ‘Y Mor o Wydr’ spills out into the video which has an ethereal feel and features footage of a range of stunning fish and sea-creatures. The effect is remarkably peaceful for a song which toys with the idea of the end of our known world.
Cerys Hafana is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who mangles, mutates, and transforms traditional music. She explores the creative possibilities and unique qualities of the triple harp, and is also interested in found sounds, archive materials and electronic processing.