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Jo Thomas

 Jo Thomas is an Islington based electronic music composer. Her music captures a combination of raw and sensitive sonic matter.Jo runs her own label called Soft Apple and curates soundwalks in North London. 
Currently, her work is exploring public and private spaces in sound.She has been commissioned by the UK, Switzerland Sweden, Portugal, France, having performances in the USA, Canada and Australia.Jo produces music work for others, she works on sound design and curates music events around London.She has been working with electronic sound as a teenager, coming from a classical background which has been fused with pop and experimental jazz.She has a PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University (2005)
In 2012 Jo Thomas won the Golden Nica in Prix Ars Electronica Digital Music’s
and Sound Art Category for her work Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron.She has been nominated for a quartz award in the new discoveries section. As an artist has performed alongside a number of artists including Maria Chavez, Lee Gamble, Phil Niblock and Squarepusher. Her work has been performed in venues local and worldwide including Cafe Oto, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Trafalgar Square, London, Tate Modern, Salon De Messian and Radio France Paris, Prix Ars Electronica, Kings Place London, New Federation Square Melbourne, MIT Boston and Stanford University. She has been commissioned in studios internationally such as INA GRM Paris, the Djerrasi studios, San Francisco and EMS Stockholm. Her work has been performed in Festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Prix Ars Electronica, Elita Festival Milan, Norberg Festival, Radio France,Tempo Reale Italy, Tempora Festival Bulgaria.

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