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Alpha-ville
Published 5 September 2011 by JT


I have been included in the Alphaville Festival this year , such a great festival lots going on ,
I am doing a workshop on Ableton and making music with software, Jennifer Cardini from Kompakt is coming along as a special guest.
Really looking forward to it . It will be great.
Details below and come along if you can ,
Jo

1 Day Course Dates: Sunday 25th September Times: 12 - 5pm Target audience: women of all ages Capacity: 15 Price: £5
Instructor Jo Thomas www.jothomas.me
Special guest: Jennifer Cardini (Kompakt)
A practical introductory workshop for you to to learn creative ways of making, recording and mixing electronic music with Ableton Live software.
The workshop will be led by experienced electronic music composer Jo Thomas who will use examples drawn from her own practice to highlight Ableton interface, tools and terminology. Participants will explore the software by working on tracks and pre-existing loops, midi instruments and Novation Launchpad controllers. There will be also some tips for sound design, production planning and file management.
This year Alpha-ville has invited Cologne based techno/minimal DJ & producer, Jennifer Cardinni to talk about her career and personal experience in the music industry.
Requirements: - Passion for music - Some technical knowledge ideal but not necessary (Ableton or any other music software) - Bring your own laptop - Booking essential via email to pascale@alpha-ville.co.uk
Bookings http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets


Bass that grinds
Published 10 September 2011 by JT


Been a good week, productive and full of great sound from lots of different places .
Allon Kay from Entracte and I have decided on the format and content of my next release which will be on CD and I am delighted about this. So am looking forward to the new.

Nice Things coming up,

Alpha Ville Festival workshop with myself and Jennifer Cardini from Kompact which will be great. We will be focusing on Ableton and technology in the workshop . The workshop is open to women of all ages.
Bookings http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets

12-5
Space Studio's London.

Active Cross Over
Live solo set
28th of September
London

Galvanised Festival
Live solo set
11th of October
Cafe Oto
London


Live North London
Published 16 September 2011 by JT


This week has been very good and next week will be equally so and the start of a role of performances and teaching in both the university and external work shops. I'll be doing a great live electronic sound workshop at the space studio's with Jennifer Cardinni from Kompact for the Alpha-ville Festival. So ladies who love sound , bring your gear and lets jam. I'll be going through my own work ,other's , ableton and different software available. We will have the opportunity to show each other's sets and play the on a system also talk about performance , share sounds , music and make something new .

The workshop is open to women of all ages.
Bookings http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets

25th of September , 12-5pm Space Studio's , Bethnal Green London.

You need to bring your Lab Top , cables and interfaces that you like using.

There will be opportunities to perform your own sets live and have feed back from an interactive group.

I've got some smashing gigs lined up on the LIVE page , so , hope to see you at one of them.
Jo
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Autumn
Published 19 September 2011 by JT


Autumn, x

Busy week this week and at the end of it a great workshop in the fantastic Space Studio's at Bethnal Green for the Alpha Ville Festival. Ladies who love sound bring your gear, cables and interfaces.
We will have the opportunity to show each other's sets and play the on a system also talk about performance , share sounds , music and make something new .

The workshop is open to women of all ages.
Bookings http://www.alpha-ville.co.uk/tickets

25th of September , 12-5pm Space Studio's , Bethnal Green London

You need to bring your Lab Top , cables and interfaces that you like using.

There will be opportunities to perform your own sets live and have feed back from an interactive group.

A Day of relentless up loading and de coding ..
A big Hallo to Autumn,
Jo
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Sound Source
Published 21 September 2011 by JT


My workshop at the Alpha-ville with Jennifer Cardinni from Kompact has sold out so it is time to write about Active Cross - Over and the next couple of big events that are coming up.

Active cross-over is happening on the 28th of September it is the last concert of a series of concerts in which some very special performer's have performed. I won't name as I will get in to trouble for missing people out !
Simon Wetham is the brain child of them all and they are funded by the Arts Council of England.

It is in a secret location which is in North London and you can find the Location out if you email Helen Frosti at info@soundfjord.org.uk The event has been planned for a while taken a lot of effort from a lot of people . Act's involved

Douglas Benford, Martin Clarke, John Grzinich, Kaffe Matthews, Jo Thomas & Simon Whetham.

I'm playing a solo set and a duo with Martin Clarke later on in the evening . So it should be good.

Solo set at Cafe Oto is on the 11th of October which I'm thrilled about and will be posting again about this.

Hope to see you at an event !
Jo


Cherry Blossom
Published 27 September 2011 by JT


Tomorrow night , I'm playing in East London in the last one of the Active cross over sets .
I have the pleasure of playing with Simon Whetham, Kaffe Matthews, Douglas Benford, Martin Clarke and John Grzinich

The Gig is in a Secret Location ... please email helen@soundfjord.org.uk for details .

I'm playing at 8.30 and then doing a duo with Martin Clarke . It should be a very good show , so come along if you can .

Had a smashing weekend , Alpha-ville Festival was pretty great ,

Come along tomorrow night if you fancy some good sound
Jo
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a little sound bite ..
Published 29 September 2011 by JT


thank you to all last night at active cross over
was great
am looking forward to Cafe Oto at the Galvinzed festival .
11th of October 8pm onwards
For now a little sound bite from last night , the cross over between Martin Clarke and my Self . Thank you Martin.
J

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Active Cross Over 28th of September Jo Thomas London from Jo Thomas on Vimeo.


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
4th of October
Ideal Recordings ,
Konsthall
Göteborg
Sweden

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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