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Ableton Workshop for Girls '''Alpha-ville Festival'''
Published 9 November 2010 by JT


Last week I spent a day working for the Alpha-ville Festival and Ableton Novation. I was leading a workshop specifically for girls from the Osmanic centre in Hackney who wanted to learn Ableton Live and the Ableton Novation interfaces. The Whitechapel gallery and the Osmanic centre provided a lovely space work in and it was a very good creative day enjoyed by all.
Picture above from Whitchapel, London.
Jo


Alarmed and Dangerous
Published 16 November 2010 by JT


A very busy few weeks. Thanks to all that have supported my music .

At the start of December ( 4th to be exact ! ) a old work that I wrote the tape part for is being played in the University of Toronto, Canada.
The work ' Alarmed and Dangerous was a BBC commission 1996 awarded to the composer Christopher Fox. I had the great pleasure and opportunity of working for Chris in the Studio's at Huddersfield when I was based as a research student there.
I burrowed away for about 4 weeks in then the small studio's run by Mark Bromwich. I have fond memories of their old wooden speakers,a large analogue mixing desk which created amazing feedback, fresh early mornings and the development of a passion for curry.

This is a beautiful work which combines the multi phonics of the trumpet,fragmented odes to minimalism and the raw acousmatic resulting in the unexpected and chance.

Steven Altoft is playing the trumpet in Toronto.

Good luck Steve.

If you are in the area , go have a listen it will be good.
Jo


Europe Summer 2011
Published 24 November 2010 by JT


I will be in inland Europe the Summer of 2011 (Germany, July)
If you are interested in booking my electronic music for an event in festival or event please contact jo@jothomas.me.

Jo Thomas is a London based composer and music academic who works with the extremes of the sound spectrum. She works from her own studio in North London and has an academic post in music at the University of East London. Her work is performed on regular basis internationally and locally.
Her work is published on vinyl,tape cassette and CD by Entracte and NMC recordings. Jo’s music has been critically acclaimed and reviewed for it’s attention to detail and imaginative musical structures. Her research involves digital music composition with a focus on cyber technology and alternative spaces of projection. She has worked with electronic sound since being a teenager composing producing and performing her own works and works of others.
She has a Phd from City University in electro acoustic composition supervised by Denis Smalley and Simon Emmerson.

Music excerpt of Strange Beauty : Composed for Entracte event cassette tape (13/10/10)

Strange Beauty (preview) by Jo Thomas


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Soul Vibration / Joachim Norwdwall Jo Thomas Remix 2013
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Jo Thomas Entr'acte Mix June 2013
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Jo Thomas New Scientist Crystal Prix Ars Electronica 2012
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Jo Thomas awarded Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica 2012'
http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/9072/
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