Artist / Artist

John Meirion Rea

Portrait of John Meirion Rea

John is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Cardiff. His work is deeply rooted in Welsh culture and landscape, and in cross-cultural connections and collaborations. His interest is in responding to place, community, and in exploring new interdisciplinary approaches of presentation.

In 2018 John presented a significant site-specific work in collaboration with St Fagans National Museum of History's archives, and The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, combining the historical recordings with composed musical narrative, and film. This was later re-imagined for a Ffotogallery commission for Diffusion's 'Sight & Sound' Festival in 2019.

John is currently developing a multi-discplinary collaboration with renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie; a 'spectral' influenced work combining immersive sound, with performance and sound-reactive film.