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Words and Waves
Published 18 January, 2018 by JT

Hallo, Dan Burrow wrote a lovely review of Random Feathers in the Wire Music Magazine in the February Edition ,thank you Dan. I have a sound walk this Saturday starting from Highbury and Islington and ending at Finsbury Park, please book if you fancy it. There are a couple of places left. I have a gig in Brighton on the 1st of February,really looking forward to it with the Spirit of Gravity. Also Earth Moon and Stars is being played in Bangor North Wales in of February 3rd in the Bangor New Music Festival. Enjoy the rest of the week and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, is lovely here, really special. Jo
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soundwalk-with-composer-jo-thomas-highbury-islington-finsbury-park-tickets-42190875043


Slices and Thirds
Published 01 January, 2018 by JT

Slices and Thirds

Happy New Year,
A wonderful year to all, thank you for all your support last year.
I had quite an amazing year last year with good progress and work. I'm really looking forward to 2018.
Fantastic.
So recent releases for Soft Apple: Random Feathers and a single from Trio, they have gone out on itunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/trio-single/
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/randomfeathers-albulm/
https://jothomas.bandcamp.com


Coming up a new mix, and a series of longer works intercepted with a re-release of Ultra Tonal.
I really wanted to release Ultra tonal to a wider audience so it is a digital release on Soft Apple.

Immediate events coming up:
Soundwalk on the 6th of January if you fancy it, please mail jo@jothomas.me or just check out the page on Eventbrite,
They are nice walks designed at an easy walking pace, everyone is welcome if you have any questions please just mail.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-walk-with-composer-jo-thomas-highbury-arsenal-whittington-park-tickets-41478931601?aff=es2
Thanks and Happy New Year !! enjoy
Jo


Random Feathers
Published 10 December, 2017 by JT

Random Feathers

Hello, I thought I would post about this work, I wrote it in the summer and when I was getting Rocco ready for the art lending gallery this week, I remembered that I had written it, and thought that the high frequencies might work really well in the space. I wrote it after a mini obsession with Emily Dickinson poem Hope Is The Thing With Feathers I made a couple of videos on the subject and worked with a selection of synthesized sound and text, just writing idea's out of my system. The final work is 5 movements long, its available on Band camp and will be on iTunes. It seemed not the time to publish anything in the summer, maybe I was too close to the material.Maybe I just didn't feel right about it. The other day I overheard someone saying that life was fleeting and loan. I thought now it made sense for me to play the work in the Lending Gallery.

https://jothomas.bandcamp.com/album/random-feathers


Holloway Lending Gallery 356 holloway rd
Published 06 December, 2017 by JT

This weekend 2 of my works and an instillation of my work Rocco are being played at the lending library at Holloway rd,London. It is a very special thing which I came across totally by accident when I was doing some training for a job in September this year. The gallery lends art for 3 months at a time, people take it home and live with the art and then bring it back and maybe choose another piece.I totally loved this concept as a person who has spent a great deal of my life moving, a 3 month loan of art seems to be a pretty stunning opportunity to live with something beautiful and expressive and then sharing it back again.
I have shared 2 of my works from "songs for departure".
The last time I was at the gallery it was so silent, and I suggested that they have one of my works to play , so this time Rocco is being played. It is a very delicate work and very tactile. I'm really looking forward to hearing it in the space.
The thing I really love about creativity is that it shows itself everywhere.


LIVE DATES
for bookings and info please email jo@jothomas.me.
Live 2017
1st of February
Spirit of Gravity
Brighton
3rd of February
Bangor New Music Festival
18th of March 2018
Non-Classical
Convergence Festival
4th of May
Sonic Imperfections
London
Mermaids Vinyl available for release from Holidays Records.
http://www.holidaysrecords.it/
Mermaids Vinyl available for sale Boomkat
http://boomkat.com/vinyl/809479-jo-thomas-mermaids
Nature of Habit CD available for purchase at
http://www.entracte.co.uk/project/jo-thomas-e142/
Nature of Habit CD available for Purchase at Boomkat
http://boomkat.com/cds/746165-jo-thomas-nature-of-habit
Alpha E82 Vinyl available for purchase at Entr'acte
http://www.entracte.co.uk/project/jo-thomas-e82/
Soul Vibration / Joachim Norwdwall Jo Thomas Remix 2013
https://soundcloud.com/entracte/joachim-nordwall-jo-thomas-remix
Jo Thomas Entr'acte Mix June 2013
https://soundcloud.com/entracte/jo-thomas-june-2013
Jo Thomas New Scientist Crystal Prix Ars Electronica 2012
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2012/09/capturing-the-sound-of-light.html
Jo Thomas awarded Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica 2012'
http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/9072/
Mermaids Fact Mag Best of 2013 Nick Bullen
http://www.factmag.com/2013/12/22/nic-bullens-favourite-releases-labels-and-live-shows-of-2013/

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