Published 22 January, 2017 by JT
I just wanted to post up a photo of me at the start of the WomensMarchLondon yesterday in London. It was a really special event, there was no violence , it was peaceful and communal. Women girls old and young partners husbands I'm so glad that I took part.
We all walked to Trafalgar square where the crowd cascaded into song with a disco version of 'We are Family' It showed me that feminism had not died but evolved and was facing a renaissance.
I was thinking a lot about women and music yesterday. As a musician I think there are so many ways that women can help in other in supporting work,practise and music. We can support each other with sharing good practise,building networks,opportunities,reaching out and letting people in.
A friendly smile goes a long way.
We can stand strong against abuse, inappropriate behaviour, rudeness and misogyny.We can show understanding, we can point out bias in programming practise when we see it. There was a really interesting discussion on Monday in City Hall with PRS about 50/50 gender music programming. I think this is the way forward for women in music and I hope this gets developed.
We can stand together, yesterday it was amazing and truly a great day,
Cessation of Silence
Published 07 January, 2017 by JT
Hallo and Happy New Year
This next few weeks I'll curating an event with sound works for the Islington South Women's Forum.
The event is called Cessation of Silence, it is in March to celebrate International Women's Day.Our focus is Domestic Violence and we asking for people to send in works in.We will be having invited speakers.
I hope this event will draw together some really special music, discussions and artworks which explore and express feelings and experiences that people may have.
Cessation of Silence
Cessation of Silence – Call for Work
International Women’s Day 11th of March 2017
Islington South Women’s Forum
Deadline 1st Feb
Contact : ISWForum@outlook.com
We are a Women’s group based in Islington with over a 1,000 members and to
celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) we are holding an event with invited
speakers and music to raise Awareness of Violence towards Women and Girls.
We are looking for audio works, audio visual work , poems or performance
practice that explore the subject of domestic violence.
If you are a survivor or have experience of the subject or do research in that
area and feel that you have work you would like to share that expresses your experiences please send it in.
We can not offer fees, however we can offer a comfortable venue, food and
assistance with travel if you are London based. More importantly, we offer an open-minded supportive audience and a way for voices to be heard
Our group welcomes women and men to the event.
Curator: Sound Artist Jo Thomas
Venue: Lift, Islington, London
Time 10- 12pm
Date: 11th of March
Please send up to two 3 minute examples of your works digitally to ISWForum@outlook.com.
Deadline 1st Feb .
Your works will be listened to and viewed with respect at all times.
Published 19 December, 2016 by JT
I’ve had a really interesting year with lots of new opportunities, met old and new friends and turned different corners which have provided the most amazing insights and spaces.
This year I think has been about change, I have decided to go freelance which is good,just to focus on my music and everything that comes from it, everything means everything.
I have had some really special experiences this year some incredibly close to home in North London and some many miles away abroad in Norway,Switzerland Germany and France. I’ve worked with with some really amazing people this year some very incredible projects such as the Pathways Project wth Sound and Music and Tom Richards Mini Oramics machine, Radio 4 world at 1 and Florence Peake.
My absolute favourite number 1 is Milk the Instrument that Jack Jelfs and my self designed. I love the fact that I can play an instrument that is unique and full of innovation and magic !!!
Have a great christmas,
Thank you for 2016 and bring on 2017
Published 21 September, 2016 by JT
I was really privileged to be working in bern at the weekend where I was invited to perform with the artist's UVM exhibition in Solothurn Bern.
The event went well and I was very grateful to the support provided by the Gallery.
Over the summer I was working with the artist Jack Jelfs to commission a new instrument that would be really fluid in performance with electronic sound , distance sensitivity and vocal text. We worked together to design ' MILK' The instrument was really lovely to work with and in combination with my electronic samples was great.
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