Supersonic Festival presents Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones

Friday 18th May Supersonic Festival presents… Matana Roberts & Kelly Jayne Jones The first in a series of special commissions produced by OUTLANDS; a new national experimental music touring network.

@CENTRALA: B5 5RT // £10 in adv. // TICKETS:

As part of OUTLANDS, Supersonic presents…a very special new collaboration bringing together US mixed-media composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts and UK improviser and flautist Kelly Jayne Jones at Centrala on Friday 18 May. Tickets are now on sale and capacity is limited. The artists will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electroacoustic interplay and a shared politics of resistance and defiance.
“a major talent” – The Wire “the spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory Jazz scene” – Jazzthetik

Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner on Constellation Records. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of “panoramic sound quilting” that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with narrativity, history, community and political expression within improvisatory musical structures.

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.

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Commissioned by OUTLANDS produced by Qu Junctions and supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation For more information about OUTLANDS and this tour visit: #OutlandsMusic “Supersonic reasserts itself as the best European festival for new music” – The Quietus