Joy of Sound recording projects made by session participants, volunteers and associated musicians, producers and sound artists.
A 1 hour long track of deeply meditative music made by the Joy of Sound released for the 20th Anniversary of Joy of Sound. Two years in the making and undeterred by covid-19 restrictions, this epic work has been produced in acknowledgement and appreciation of each and every one of the many thousands of creative individuals who have contributed to JOS’ legacy of inclusive participatory community music making since January 2000.
The Album demonstrates how JOS’ live improvisational approaches can be readily applied with the same vital spirit and energy to the playing, recording and production of an original, remarkable and moving music of shared atmospheres, emotions and embodied expression.
Rising and falling, flowing to cascade, gently whispered, and in shared voice resounding with a profound and seriously playful joy that gives colour, texture, and a freedom of creative expression particular to JOS inclusive aesthetic.
Katie arrived at JOS in 2016 and we soon realised that she is a naturally gifted singer songwriter, so we asked if she would like to write a song about her experience, and to share how it feels to volunteer at JOS
Katie’s song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ is the result. It emerged as a collaboration with JOS volunteers and participants at our Portobello Road workshops.
The tracks below are from our CD recorded at St Peter’s Church
This album embodies Joy of Sound’s exploration of Sonic Arts.
The recording of a JOS performance at The Redmond Centre was offered to a selection of Sonic Artists to explore and interpret in the form of a contributed track for the album.
Joy of Sound’s interest in Sonic Arts is based upon recognizing a common root: the reasoning of the human condition through the medium of sound.
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