Rhywbeth Creadigol? episode 1:2 - Is Creativity a Way of Life?

Posted by: Creative Cardiff

Date: 21 February 2020

For creative workers and those interested in the creative industries. Rhywbeth Creadigol? (Something Creative?) brings industry experts and workers together to discuss the topics that matter to them, with a focus on current creative industries research. 

In episode two of 'Rhywbeth Creadigol?' (Something Creative?), we talk about the link between happiness and creativity with the multi-talented artist, Ani Saunders

Ani talks about her creative career so far and her creative processes as a musician, visual artist and photographer. She's currently a PhD student at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University with her current project: 'Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe'.

Her music is a wealth of Welsh, Cornish and English-language synth-pop and she performs under the pseudonym - Ani Glass. Her latest single, Mirores, was announced in January and the rest of the album will be launched on the 6th of March starting with a gig in Clwb Ifor Bach followed by a tour of Wales. 

Ani said of the term 'tormented artist': "I tend to feel a bit offended by that term for a number of reasons. In general terms, it tends to romanticize the idea that you have to suffer for your art... From a selfish point of view, I'm not a tormented person generally..." 

Of being creative, Ani said: "For me, it's a way of life, I don't make music or make art - it's a way of life" 

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Rhywbeth Creadigol? is made by city network Creative Cardiff, with and for, the creative community.

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