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YSWN residency by the sea with Focal Point Gallery

by Heidi Johnson

To coincide with sound artist Mark Fell’s current exhibition The Concept of Time is Intrinsically Incoherent, Yorkshire Sound Women Network is delighted to be collaborating with Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea) and Metal on a musicians’ residency at nearby Chalkwell Hall.

Musicians Eleanor Cully and Kelly Jayne Jones (pictured above) will be in residence at Chalkwell Hall from 19–23 February. During this time they will be offering a two-part Experimental Compositions workshop for the public on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 February from 7pm–9pm, at Chalkwell Hall, London Rd, Southend-on-Sea, SS9 3NL.

The workshops will offer an introduction to Kelly and Eleanor’s artistic practices, the use of digital elements (the use of Ableton, midi, live processing, electroacoustic transformational techniques, the use of field of recordings and contact microphones) and also explore experimental composition. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own experimental composition in groups in the second session. Workshop tickets cost £8 for the two workshops and can be booked here.

Kelly and Eleanor will also be delivering a free family sound workshop on Friday 22 February from 10am–12 noon, and presenting a performance at the culmination of their residency at 7.30pm on Saturday 23 February, both also at Chalkwell Hall.

Read more about Mark Fell’s sound commission and exhibition The Concept of Time is Intrinsically Incoherent at Focal Point Galley here.

Eleanor Cully performing

Eleanor Cully photo by Phil Maguire

About the artists

Kelly Jayne Jones
Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist at the University of Manchester making work that combines performance art, installation, sound and music. Influenced by musique concrète, she works with improvisation, graphic scores, instructions, actions, movement, installation-performance, and audience participation/interaction. She has been researching techniques to amplify slate, using rocks and geology as a sound source.

Eleanor Cully
I re-write my bio so often! I re-translate it and recycle it like I do with parts of my pieces.
My ideas have always been images that I refine over and over in my mind until something clicks. Often two contrasting parts come together in the process but something else won’t until just before the event. That’s the exciting part; I love to work on a whim. I so often prefer rehearsals to concerts. I spend a lot of time at home and a lot of time as a peripatetic music teacher driving across the countryside…