Tic Ashfield

Tic Ashfield came to Cardiff in 2009 from the West Midlands to study Composition through Creative Music Technology at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, gaining a First Class (Hons) degree.

She first collaborated creatively with John Hardy on the Cultural Olympiad: Adain Avion in 2012, and joined the John Hardy Music team later that year. Since then she has led a number of projects with John Hardy Music including the production {150} by National Theatre Wales. Tic is a music educator and workshop leader and is a visionary creator of new sound worlds for theatre, dance, film, animation and community art.

Within John Hardy Music, Tic is a tireless collaborator, recording, producing, mixing, composing, and creating collages of truly original sound design.

From 2014 to 2016 Tic returned to RWCMD to complete her MMus with Distinction in Advanced Composition Studies.

Along with John and Benjie, Tic founded the distinctive and iconic sound world that is now known in 150 countries - the world of Hinterland / Y Gwyll. She continues to take a leading role in making the music for Hinterland / Y Gwyll series 3.


Ed Scolding