Mae Toby Hay yn chwaraewr gitâr a chyfansoddwr sy'n cael ei swyno gan y cysylltiad rhwng tirwedd a cherddoriaeth. Mae ei gerddoriaeth ei hun wedi’i hysbrydoli gan dirweddau Mynyddoedd Cambria, lle mae wedi byw ar hyd ei oes. Mae ganddo ddiddordeb yn y cysylltiad rhwng chwarae’n fyrfyfyr a chyfansoddi ac mae wedi teithio ledled y DU ac Iwerddon yn perfformio’n unigol, neu’n cydweithio â cherddorion eraill.
Ar ddydd Sadwrn 23 Medi bydd Toby yn perfformio yn yr oriel, gan ymateb yn gerddorol i arddangosfa gyfredol - 'Rydyn ni i gyd yn Rhannu'r Un Awyr' gan yr artist haniaethol Helen Booth.
"I say it is full of human warmth, but it is also tinged with wildness, and this I think is the beauty of Toby Hay, and of New Music For The 12 String Guitar in particular: he is able to convey multiple different emotions and represent multiple objects or landscapes, often simultaneously, and all with nothing more than a single instrument. This is the sign of a master musician at work, and Hay certainly fits that description. It is only two years since his debut and he is already one of the finest guitarists of his generation.”
— Folk Radio
“He has already developed a name for creating ethereal sounds that are rooted in a sense of place. It puts him within the wider explosion within the arts that is informed by a study of the natural world…. It’s dreamy, elusive, and appears to have all the time in the world.”
"The genre-defying result is a startlingly assured, often deeply beautiful album that renders by now over-familiar points of reference totally fresh and which, if given the attention it so richly deserves, will become a hypnotic, habit-forming listen.....This is music that proves powerfully potent at evoking crystal-clear images of the places and moments that may have inspired it.”
— Line of Best Fit