For more than thirty years, Sound Affairs has been staging strikingly innovative concerts and events featuring new music – often juxtoposed with cinema, theatre, dance or video.

Its work has been recognised with a BBC Wales Arts Awards which seek “to encourage and reward progressive, bold and enterprising work” and has been supported financially by numerous arts funding bodies and organisations.

Sound Affairs is a registered charity (No 1074890) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Wales (No 2956354)


The Artistic Director is Charlie Barber – profile here

The Board of Directors are: Jennifer Hill – Chair of Board, Bob Tarren, Craig Roberts, Gray Hill and Lyndon Jones


The aims of Sound Affairs are:

* to make live music accessible to a wide audience, with particular emphasis on new works 

* to develop collaborative ventures between arts practitioners from different media 

* to encourage young people in their appreciation of the arts as expressive media

* to ensure that equality of opportunity shall be pursued regardless of colour, creed, disability, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation 


The work of Sound Affairs has been financially supported by:

Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of England

Ashley Family Foundation

British Council

Britten-Pears Foundation

Cardiff City Council

Colwinston Charitable Trust

Communities First Trust Fund

Elmley Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Foundation for Sport & the arts

Foyle Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

Gibbs Charitable Trust

Hinrichsen Foundation

Holst Foundation

Idlewild Trust

Jazz Services

Leche Trust

London Arts

Margaret Davies Charity

Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Michael Tippett Foundation

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Moondance Foundation

Musicians’ Union

North West Arts

Oakdale Trust

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Performing Right Society

PRS Foundation

Radcliffe Trust

RVW Trust

Sgrin Media

Southern Arts

South-east Wales Arts Association

South Glamorgan County Council

South West Arts

The Steel Charitable Trust

Ty Cerdd

Wales Arts International

Welsh Church Act Fund

Yapp Charitable Trust

Sponsorship for specific events has also been provided by: Abbey National, Barclays Cymru/Wales, HSBC Bank, National Westminster Bank, Really Useful Group

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