Published 15 February, 2017 by JT
something I am working on at the moment,
Soft Culture for a Nation
Published 09 February, 2017 by JT
At the moment I'm working hard making lots of new work . For my friends and followers, I've decided to do a series of posters that can work as scores.I hope you enjoy them. I am fascinated by slogans in contemporary culture and wanted to work with them in my art and sound work.
Published 31 January, 2017 by JT
Hallo, My work is being shown in the Chinese open in Trafalgar Square at the moment. It is the score from ‘We will not deny’ the 3rd moment of Anga Rita 2015. Agna Rita was commissioned for the Maga Carter 800 celebrations in 2015 in Lincoln as part of the Frequency Festival.The commission was supported by the PRS Women Making Music Fund,Arts Council of England and Britten Pears.I have also written a version for vocal ensemble.
Address- Q PARK, 39-41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT, Exhibition Levels 1 & 2 Private View Sunday 29 January 12 noon until 6pm Exhibition runs 29 Jan – 5 Feb
Strange times.I have friends that are feeling the stigma of being marginalised because of their faith,I know of people that may have to leave the uk because of their nationality.I'm not a cultural music theorist nor a musicologist I'm a composer, I write with the sounds around me, abstracting them into altered forms, trying to capture sensations, reactions and emotions. I feel my sounds are like life forms, they have a past, a present and an imagined future. In this world at the moment, my eyes and ears have suddenly had to adjust their focus ... I'm someone who doesn't mind looking into the unknown, I can face a blank page and not shudder , but, this change in focus tastes of racism,marginalization and discrimination. As artists we question decisions, examine evidence, imagine the future, look at moments of consequence, listen to dreams, creating meaningful works that people can find moments of expression in.We can create the impossible and we can break through assumptions by being open minded. I think its really important to keep up our commitment to writing music even through all this change,it might be hard but keep on writing.
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,
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28th of January -4th of February
Chinese Open ' Score Artwork
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Soul Vibration / Joachim Norwdwall Jo Thomas Remix 2013
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Jo Thomas New Scientist Crystal Prix Ars Electronica 2012
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- Soil Flow
- Artist of the Week: Feminatronic
- Vein : Thoughts about scoring and process
- Time to Think ; Coaching for Leaders
- Politians scoring body parts
- World at 1
- Mouth Tapestry
- Beauty of Group
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