Visiting Practitioners Series: Jo Thomas
Thursday 17 January | London College of Communication (Room M108)
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place]
Jo Thomas’ work as a composer and sound artist crosses through science, live performance, installation, film, documentary, dance and collaborative projects. She won the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Digital Musics and Sound Art in 2012 for Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron, a surround sound work composed directly from frequencies generated by the electron-storage ring, a particle accelerator at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility. Her most recent work, Nature’s Numbers, is based on the papers of Delia Derbyshire, and toured the UK in November 2018 with Synth Remix. According to a review in the journal Nature, the piece ‘sent tsunamis of sound waves shuddering through the audience’s chests and lofted clouds of siren vocals around our heads. The compositions were competing, richly textured and darkly powerful.’ Jo has recently been named Vice-Chair of the board of Sound and Music, the national charity for the promotion of new music and the work of British composers and artists.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.