Dr. Hannah Catherine Jones (aka foxymoron) is a London-based artist, researcher, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster and DJ (BBC Radio/TV, NTS – The Opera Show), composer, conductor, founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra – a community project established in 2013 and founder of Chiron Choir – a queer diasporic choir established in 2022.

Jones’ exceptionally broad praxis is connected by a central spine of decolonisation – each intertwined strand of creative output seeks to ask: how can we destabilise, disrupt and dismantle the status quo? How can voices who have been historically excluded from discourses be placed at the centre? How can diasporic folx utilise vibrations-frequencies-sound-music as part of individual and collective healing practices? How can these practices be sustained – with regularity and longevity -within late-capitalism?

Jones completed her AHRC DPhil scholarship at Oxford University for which a selection of the ongoing body of work The Oweds was presented as a series of live and recorded, broadcast, audio-visual episode-compositions, using disruptive sound as a methodology of institutional decolonisation and was awarded with no corrections (2021). Jones was a recipient of the BBC Radiophonic Oram Award for innovation in music (2018) and has been previously nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award Composer Award (2014).

Dr. Jones has performed and exhibited widely, internationally, including presenting UPRISINGS (troppo lento) (20-min multi-channel sound work) at National Gallery (2023-24), Owed to Diaspora(s) (40-minute 2-channel video / 9-channel sound work) at National Art School of Sydney as part of  NIRIN – 22nd Biennial of Sydney (2020), the solo show Owed to Chiron (The Wounded Healer) featuring 16 of Jones’ artworks in London (2022) and has had numerous live events throughout the past year including at Cafe Oto, ICA, London Jazz Festival, National Gallery, Rivoli Ballroom, amongst others. @foxymoron87 theoweds.com 


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