Thoroughly Good Podcast Series 5 Ep 17: Composer Owen Roberts


This podcast – number seventeen – features composer Owen Roberts who is part of the creative team behind concluding work in the 14-18 NOW season – the UK’s cultural commemoration of the WW1 centenary.

Owen has composed the music that accompanies an immersive theatrical experience in Swansea ‘Now the Hero’. The production opens the Swansea International Festival on 25th September.

Owen Roberts has joined forces with Welsh artist Marc Rees, writer Owen Sheers and the choir Polyphony to create and perform Now the Hero.

In this podcast – recorded at the Southbank Centre on Monday 10 September – Owen discusses who and what inspired him to compose, his training at Durham University, and his work with the late award-winning composer Johann Johannsson.

For more of Owen’s work, follow him on Facebook or Soundcloud

Now the Hero‘ is supported by the Welsh Government, Arts Council Wales, the Taliesin, National Lottery Fund, Swansea Council, Swansea University and Colwinston Charitable Trust.

The Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast is available via Spotify, iTunes, and Audioboom.

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