what is your superpower
Work for Guzheng and Electro acoustic sound
TRK JO THOMAS + GLITCH PARTY
Landscapes of Noise 43" Sound
Landscapes of Noise 43" In February 2023 Jo Thomas was invited to perform a new work , Landscapes of Sound in the
Limonaia Di Villa Strozzi in Florence.
Imprint since 2017
Soft Apple was founded in 2017, based around the release of Electronic music
Soft apple an imprint and part of a music community of DIY artists. It explores and experiments, it is transient.
OTO Sound Gallery Zurich 2022
Massive Angels, 2021
37m 18s, sound
In 2020 artist Jo Thomas spent time in North Wales UK crossing the landscapes of the highest point of Anglesey in the rotating wind farm Trysglwyn Fawr. Here she composed the work Massive Angels, a work for electro acoustic sound based on the movment of Turbine Power Electricity and Windmills.
SKETCH OF NATURE
22 min" Sound 2020/21
In 2020 Jo Thomas was invited by Studio Response as lead artist to create a sound instillation for a multi faith chapel. It is a Critical Care Hospital. The work was created to be a celebration of living.
Ty Cerdd supported the project and released the works for the chapel under their label Ty Cerdd Records.
Ways of Making
When working Jo mostly works with a combination of images, digital technolagy, video, words and notation as a way of expression in music and sound.She writes very present electronic music and acoustic works.She has worked with Dance,independant theatre, film.
Her scores have been shown cultural spaces such as Kings place,the Warehouse, London, Berlin,Bergamo and Florance.
SOUND, WALKING,CELEBRATION AND REFLECTION
Sound,Walking,Celebration and Reflection
Jo Thomas is a walker and has recorded and designed soundwalks in London, Chesire Cumbria and Wales.
She has written music for reflection and celabration of life in Pallative and Critical Care and worked with individuals in private gardens and personal spaces. She has worked with sound music and pain relief. She is currently musican in Residence for Hallmark Care Homes.
SPIRIT OF GRAVITY BRIGHTON, UK
March 2nd 2023
Jo Thomas is a Performer and improvisor and plays live around the UK and internationally . She was delighted to work in Spirit of Gravity Brighton in March 2023.
NATURES NUMBERS UK TOUR
Jo Thomas For Synth Remix 2018
Inspired by the work of Radio Phonic's
Composed and Remixed for the Synth Remix Tour./ Classical Remix
Inspired by work from the papers of Delia Derbyshire and notes from the Radio phonic workshop.
Support and Funding for the whole project gratefully received from
Arts Council of England, Sound and Music, PRS Foundation and the Fenton Arts Trust..
Composition and performance Jo Thomas
Sound engineering Hannah Broderick
"intricate, bold and deeply beautiful music"
Jo Thomas is a musician from the UK. Jo works as an improviser, composer and creator. She performs internationally, in London and throughout the UK. Jo Thomas is a self-released artist with her own digital imprint Soft Apple.Her music is available through Naxos, Naxos USA, Entracte, NMC recordings, and Ty Cerdd. Jo Thomas was Musician in Residence for Musica/Hallmark between 2021-23 . Jo Thomas is currently working for Drake Music as an Associate Musican.
Jo writes a electronic and acoustic music, she works with miniatures and large scale forms within her writing and enjoys working with people very much.
In 2012 Jo won Prix Ars Electronica for her work Sounds of a Synchrotron. Her music is often emotive, working with references to biological elements.
Her work is full of abstraction , shadows and mysteries. She creates music with a language built from intricate digital glitches ingrained with noise and sub-bass structures.
Since the early 1990's Jo has worked with Electro-acoustic sound, working in Studios such as INA GRM Paris, EMS Stockholm, and Djerrasi San Fransisco. Jo Thomas often works with elements of visual art and glitch as an expression of sound.Her work has been referenced and discussed in academic books about art, music and sound. Her work can be found in published academic videos, recordings, podcasts and books. She has worked with Electroacoustic music and improvisation for a long time and compositional structures and her musical thinking has evolved from her processes both in performance and preparation. Jo Thomas has an impressive back catalogue of commissions and self-released work. She has played in major festivals and very small unique venues. Her work can be found in the British Music Collection and the British Library.
She has gratefully received support from PRS, Britten Pears Foundation. Ralph Vaughn Williams Trust, Arts Council of England. Arts Council of Wales and Greaame.
In 2022 Jo Thomas was a professor of Electronic Sound for the Dartmouth University International Exchange Programme in London. Jo Thomas has lived experience of Disability. Jo acknowages the complexity of Disability through most of her work. As culture has changed so has Jo's work responding to situations around her. Jo often works as a music mentor and creative support for Disabled and non Disabled Adults.