New Tricks: Sound Composition with Kelly Jayne Jonesworkshop • 27 May 2023 11am–1pm
Trauma informed meditation and breath, animism and working with your own sounds/recordings to create a collaborative composition.
Have you ever wanted to work with technology but didn’t know where to start? Our series of New Tricks workshops aims to demystify the technology employed by artists and give participants the skills they need to set them on a path of creative exploration.
In this session we will learn how to ground ourselves with the use of breath and meditation and the use of sound in this process throughout history and cultures. We will also explore some ideas around animism i.e. that the physical realm we experience is imbued with life and then make a fun collaborative composition together.
Suitable for beginners aged 14+
This event will take place on the ground floor of our building and is wheelchair accessible. There are accessible toilets on the same floor. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to improve your visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist making work that combines performance, installation and sound. She began working in experimental concrete music and her practice has expanded to include dance, gesture, sonic drawings, stone sculpture and film.
She is interested in creating a multi-sensory experience that creates possible conditions for communication and exchange. Creating contemporary zones bordering quantum fictions, where communion may have the potential to explore our inner dimensions. She is currently exploring animist ideas around the breath and spirit of mountains and rivers and how we can reconnect with our planet by means of ancient and future rituals. Her work traverses the emotions of desire and anxiety, the comfortable and uncomfortable edges of our inner spaces and social co-existence. She is interested in presence and performance as a site for potential transformation; interpersonally and communally.
KJJ has collaborations with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling) and Dan Valentine from Rainer Veil and Haris Epaminonda. She was one half of the group part wild horses mane on both sides, which disbanded in 2016. She has performed across Europe in DIY venues and has been commissioned for works with projects at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London and CCA Glasgow, Trieze Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival & Kunsthalle Bergen Norway, Tectonics contemporary music festival, Hangar Bicocca gallery Milan, Huddersfield contemporary music festival (hcmf//) and Sheffield Site Gallery. She had a film collaboration with Haris Epaminonda, Chimera shown at Venice Biennale 2019.