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Out of place 13th of September 2012
Published 8 September 2012 by JT


Hallo Hallo ,

Please come to our Out of Place event in Cafe Oto on the 13th of September.

Out Of Place' is a specially conceived music event featuring acts whose acute reactions to specific geographical places are central to their music. Featuring Land Observations, Way Through and Jo Thomas.
I will be playing Nature of Habit which was published by Entr'acte this year
http://www.entracte.co.uk/project/jo-thomas-e142/
Link to the event .
http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/land-observations.shtbelow ,
Hope to see you there, my set is at 8.00-8.45
Images of my drawings animated by Kathy Hinde .
Looking forward,

Jo


Amber- 21st of September London Design Festival
Published 15 September 2012 by JT


Hallo,
This summer I was commissioned by Sound and Music to write an ambisonic work for London Design Festival 2012.
The work is to play in Trafalgar Square this Friday (21st September ) within a specially constructed space called a Sound Portal.The Music on the 21st will start around 8.30 am and finish playing at 11pm.
I am performing in a live event on the 20th of September in the Hospital Club, London.
Link below.
http://beopenfuture.com/conferences/london-2012

Five Artists have been commissioned to play works over 5 days in the Sound Portal from the 19th - 23rd
Ivan Pavlov 19th of September
Nathan Robin May 20th of September
Jo Thomas 21st of September
Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) 22nd of September
Jana Winderen 23rd of September

For more information links below.
Sound and Music
http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/be-open-sound-portal

London Design Festival
http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

Be Open
http://beopenfuture.com/

Arup
http://www.arup.com/
Jo


Thank you
Published 23 September 2012 by JT


Hallo ,
I have had a great few days , my work Amber was played in the Sound Portal on the 21st of September and it was lovely to meet people and sit and listen to the work in a space designed for listening. I will be posting some images up in the near future and there are plenty on the web of the space.
I gave a talk in the Victoria and Albert Museum on the 21st of September with other people who were involved in the design of the Sound Portal.
I was involved i an event on the 20th of September which was hosted by the Wired Magazine. Link Below

http://www.wallpaper.com/bespoke/beopen/be-open-sound-design-talk/6050#69167

It has very rewarding work to build , I think one of the things that has made it really special is that so many people have experienced the work.

With Amber I wanted to create a warm detailed space full of natural resonance to sit in the centre of Trafalgar square. I wanted the work to have it's own life , its own world , it's own centre, that captured a type of free nature and vitality. Something other worldly but also very human.
The Work was featured on the world service last week, link below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00xzbr3/The_Strand_19_09_2012/

BBC News did a nice film also about the Portal.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19656182

Thank you to everyone that has worked with me on Amber and Thank you To Arup , Sound and Music and Be Open.
Jo


LIVE DATES
Bookings and info please mail jo@jothomas.me
17th of May -22nd of July
Performance Instillation
San Rocco
Bergamo
Italy
2nd of July
The Impossible Constellation
College of Arts, University of Lincoln
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/
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/

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