Engagement & Workshops

Each OUTLANDS commission will feature an interconnected engagement programme that will shine a light on the intriguing artistic processes and personalities involved in adventurous music forms, and to encourage new audiences to experience this art form. 

 Kelly Jayne Jones, photo credit: Louise Woodcock

Kelly Jayne Jones, photo credit: Louise Woodcock

OUTLANDS Workshop #1  Kelly Jayne Jones

For the first tour, Kelly Jayne Jones will lead a series of group workshop sessions that explore improvisation as a means of building community, exploring mindfulness and enabling political expression  sharing the methods, approaches and inspirations present within her sound making practice.   

Taking inspiration from John Zorn’s Game Pieces the workshops will take an experimental and collaborative approach to composition with participants drawing upon a range of objects, methods, activities and processes along with mindfulness techniques to consider what it is to create sound together.  

Exploring the spaces within and between improvisation and composition as a means of collective creative expression, workshop participants will engage in processes of communal creativity inspiring interpersonal transformation as a political act.

About the Artist

Kelly Jayne Jones makes use of varying combinations of prepared recordings, text, rocks, found sounds and flute. Her work beckons a tussle with uncertainty, inviting exposure and vulnerability in performance, chasing experiences that open our chasms within, without restraint. Searching for humble principles of growth; physis; sound, connecting with others in the same space/ moment, customary experimental play, with threads and beads of improvisation and interactivity.

Kelly has facilitated numerous workshops including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Manchester’s Brighter Sound Libraries project with young adults.


Tues 1st May, Qu Junktions, Arnolfini, Bristol

Thurs 10th May, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Weds 16th May, KARST, Plymouth

Mon 21st May, Fuse Art Space, Bradford

Thurs 24th May, Fat Out, Islington Mill, Manchester

Fri 25th May, Supersonic Festival, BIMM, Birmingham

Sat 26th May, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Sun 27th May, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge

Workshops are free to attend. Click links above for more information.