Yorkshire Sound Women Network

Yorkshire Sound Women Network / Events / Thu 28 Jan 2021

Kelly Jayne Jones: Artist Talk

Kelly Jayne Jones: Artist Talk

The second of YSWN’s online seminar series Level Up in Audio featuring artists and audio professionals sharing their practice and insight.

Manchester based artist Kelly Jayne Jones talks about her work encompassing music, sound art and other forms of performance. Combining electronics and sound processing with acoustic sources including flute, voice and stones, her work is both boldly experimental and strikingly beautiful.

The seminar is the second of 12 online events featuring musical artists and audio professionals running throughout 2021 as part of Level Up In Audio. This YSWN project aims to inspire, grow and sustain the skills and creative opportunities of women and people of minority genders who have an interest in music and technology and whose work and professional development have been curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of YSWN’s Level Up in Audio project this seminar series is intended for an audience of women and people of minority genders – we ask that you respect this when booking tickets and do not deny someone else a place if you are not among this group. We plan to record the seminar for sharing online with a wider audience at a later date.

The seminar will take place via Zoom; attendees will receive a private link through the email used for booking in advance of the event. Tickets are free and space is limited.
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YSWN's Level Up in Audio project is funded by Arts Council England.

About Kelly Jayne Jones

Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist making work that combines performance, installation and sound. Mostly self-taught, she began working in DIY experimental noise music and her practice has expanded to include dance, gesture, sonic drawings, stone sculpture and film scores.

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 modern rituals. Her work traverses 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.

Her collaborators include Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling), 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, Le Plateau Paris, Borealis festival & Kunsthalle Bergen Norway, Tectonics festival, Hangar Bicocca gallery in Milan, Sheffield’s Site Gallery, the Whitworth Manchester and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//2019).

Her latest album The Reed Flute Is Fire was released on the Takuroku label in November 2020.
(Photo: Annie Feng)

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