I’m a Welsh composer, performer & collaborator, based in St.George Bristol. Using song, improvisation, performance & experimentation, my work focuses on ‘folk’ in its widest sense – people’s habits & traditions, ranging from the mundane to the spiritual.
My work is string & vocal based with improvisation & field recordings, juxtaposing acoustic instruments, fluid tuning systems & handmade sounds. I often collaborate across artforms, such as working with visual collectives like 1927 theatre & The Paper Cinema, & am currently a resident of Pervasive Media Studios, Watershed.
Recent projects include Arts Council’s Developing Your Creative Practice, EFDSS’ Alan James Creative Bursary 2021-22, a Ty Cerdd mentorship with AV artist Kathy Hinde plus a Sound & Music Covid-19 Award for Covid Ritual Music, exhibited as part of Grayson Perry’s Art Club at Bristol Museum.
Follow my day to day work on instagram @madameceski, website: francescasimmons.com
Madame Ceski (Francesca Simmons)