Ultra Tonal
Published 19 July 2010 by Jo Thomas

Ultra Tonal is an EP of three works.

This is a freely downloadable EP from the web site. The work is being released as uncompressed AIFF and 320Kbps VBR MP3. To download the EP visit the release page.

These works are composed for concentrated listening and also live performance. The material on this EP is entirely synthetic.Connections between human agency and digital technological landscape have been made.

The format of this EP is rare as it is being released through AIFF. The reasons for this are:

1. The files are pure audio. No spectral content is lost due to codec mpeg three compression. Importantly micro sound, glitch and spatial detail is exactly the same as when composed.

2. The material has it’s own authenticity as a piece of pure audio. It is being offered freely to listener to own, edit and share with other’s. Also, the MP3's have no DRM on them.

Jo Thomas is a London based composer who works with the extremes of the sound spectrum. Jo has worked with electronic sound since being a teenager. She has an academic post at the University of East London researching and teaching in Music Technology and Electronic Composition. Her work is available on vinyl through Entr’acte Records.

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