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The Ungoverned: Hannah Catherine Jones

We're delighted to share the fifth mix in our Wysing Polyphonic: The Ungoverned mix series by Hannah Catherine Jones.

This year, Wysing Arts Centre invited A---Z (Anne Duffau) to curate the eleventh edition of the festival, which was hosted online.

For the first part of The Ungoverned, five international musicians have created mixes and soundscapes experimenting between sound, music and spoken word and responding to the idea of being ungovernable and defying norms. These recordings present collective minds exploring a positive present and rewriting the past.

The Ungoverned looks at how we can deconstruct normativity through collaboration, exchange, texts, ephemeral gestures and other languages. This year’s programme emphasises the importance of difference and diverse ways of communicating: the morphing of words to choreographies, soundscapes, dialects and voices.

The festival’s second part will be presented on the 5th of September as a special live broadcast of readings from three international artists, writers, and poets (Whiskey Chow, Tanaka Fuego and Rachel Long), which will be followed by a newly commissioned performance from choreographer and dancer Maëva Berthelot and musician Coby Sey.

Find out more about the festival here.

Listen to Hannah Catherine Jone's mix Owed to Saudade here on our broadcasting site, as well as on our SoundCloud.

Read an exclusive interview with Hannah Catherine Jones in TANK Magazine to find out more about the mix here.

Hannah on her mix:

“The first 9 minutes deals with grief – personal and collective - and acts as a kind of elegy to those who’ve been murdered by the police. Then it moves into a kind of dream sequence – I think a lot of people have been dreaming even more intensely than they usually do…I certainly have...and it kind of allowed me to explore some interlocking feelings around different types of love that I was not expecting to come out…everything overlaps when thinking about what the tracks I composed it with mean (to me) in different contexts…it’s deffo a reflective mix but the BPM steps up towards the end lol”.

Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) is a London-based artist, scholar, multi-instrumentalist, radio presenter and DJ (BBC Radio 3 - Late Junction, NTS - The Opera Show), composer, conductor and founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra – a community project established in 2013. Jones is currently an AHRC DPhil scholar at Oxford University for which the ongoing body of work The Oweds will be presented as a series of live and recorded audio-visual episode-compositions using disruptive sound as a methodology of institutional decolonisation.

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