Using real and home-made instruments, sound objects, and vocals, KOGG combines composed elements with improvisation and generative approaches.
KOGG collects and manipulates audio from a variety of sources as diverse as plastic whistles from Christmas crackers, discarded MOD firing range targets, and Bartok’s field recordings of Central European folk song.
KOGG’s music is a fusion of Selena and Cerys's diverse backgrounds in classical contemproary composition and jazz improvisation. The result is music that is unique in style, embodying a kaleidoscopic sound world of elastic rhythms and off-centre melodies, fabricated with an ear for both the familiar and the unknown.
KOGG was subsequently commissioned by Britten Pears Arts to create a new work for the Aldeburgh Festival 2022. KOGG wrote a new piece, Belastica, for electronics and string quartet which we performed with the Ligeti Quartet.