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4 days ago
Jo Quail

'It sounds like a thigh slapping barn dance'. Things I didn't think I'd say about my music, and not the intended direction! Luckily the rest of my new album is sounding pretty cool, and if you want to hear me discussing how not to orchestrate a Shepard Tone then please join me on music patron! musicpatron.com/composer/jo-quail I bring you regular updates from 'behind the scenes' ie my music room, we look at Dorico, Cubase, and a few other bits and pieces, and I wax lyrical on what I'm trying to do at each given moment, which in this case is simultaneously write and orchestrate my new album. As an independent composer and artist it means the world to have your support, whether here as we interact on socials, on Music Patron, at concerts, and of course your support of my albums and merch; the energy you bring is appreciated beyond words. Hope to see you and play for you soon, love Jo x ... See MoreSee Less

It sounds like a thigh slapping barn dance. Things I didnt think Id say about my music, and not the intended direction! Luckily the rest of my new album is sounding pretty cool, and if you want to hear me discussing how not to orchestrate a Shepard Tone then please join me on music patron! https://musicpatron.com/composer/jo-quail  I bring you regular updates from behind the scenes ie my music room, we look at Dorico, Cubase, and a few other bits and pieces, and I wax lyrical on what Im trying to do at each given moment, which in this case is simultaneously write and orchestrate my new album. As an independent composer and artist it means the world to have your support, whether here as we interact on socials, on Music Patron, at concerts, and of course your support of my albums and merch; the energy you bring is appreciated beyond words. Hope to see you and play for you soon,  love Jo x

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I thought you might be amused by this juxtaposition in my Instagram feed for this post - I think the algorithm may have slightly misunderstood the context...

Please make your presence felt in Derby. The Museum Of Making would suit you down to the ground- and yes, they do put live music on occasionally. If not, Dubrek Studios.

Hey Jo, hope you and family are well πŸ™. When do we get the privilege of you in Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί, been awhile 😊

That's a killer tagline! Sold.

a bgig hug from Verona.. Italy dear Jo

Look forward too a new album and tour, Bristol please! 🎻😁✌️

Great music lady

Star Gazing again Jo Quail…Barn dances indeed! 🀣🎻♥️

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5 days ago
Jo Quail

I have never ever experienced such a concert as Matt's Secret Garden Festival. The short version of this post is that I now want to do every single concert in Matt's garden! The warmth, the energy, the friendship and strong bond of community that infused every single moment, this is what music is all about. To me anyway. AND top it all off with PRISTINE SOUND - well!! Oh my goodness! Matt, thank you so much X.

The amount of effort and even larger amount of love that went in to organising this was immense, and it made this such a special occasion I'll remember for all time. It was a joy to hear Isis Moray and Mark Villholm; to hear Matt / Sieben again in person after so many online concerts was something I found very moving indeed, and as always so very inspiring.

Many of you travelled huge distances to be here in person, and that is surely a sign of what music means to you, and what it means to me, to us too. Thank you xx. For those of you who joined us online, I felt you near! It was magic, that's all I can say.

You can still catch the stream here youtube.com/live/KXkPR_5q1TM?feature=share and again thank you Matt for making this moment happen for us all.

Love Jo x

Photo 1 Mark Jackson
Photo 2 Jan Bauer
Photo 3 Sieben's Screen Grab!
Photo 4 Colin Straw
Photo 5 Jan Bauer

Sieben Isis Moray Mark Villholm 😍
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So so good! Thank you so much Jo ❀️ xx

It was great to watch - so many favourites in one set, and the sound was excellent. Thanks to you, Matt and everyone else involved! β€οΈπŸŽ»β˜”

Simply incredible magical music in a beautiful setting πŸ’šπŸŒ§οΈβš‘πŸŽΆ

It was a great performance and the cellos sounded wonderful.

It was a privilege to be there albeit only on the Saturday. I loved every minute.

It was good to watch, shame we couldn’t be there in person 😁

Sorry i missed it but did watch on the Friday podcast! It was clearly a special gathering despite the rain! πŸ‘πŸŽΌπŸ˜˜

Really nice of you to say,,it was the first time I'd heard your music but it was more than that, to see how deep you go into a piece showed just what they mean to you. Matt's secret garden parties are very unique, it's a coming together from both side,the performers and the listeners as one both as important as the other. I hope we get to see you there again someday,it was awesome.

One of the best and unique days of music I have ever experienced.xx

It was brilliant Jo and lovely to see you again. I took a couple of photos of you I can send across if you want.

Wonderful experience, so pleased to be part of it. Isis, Matt and Jo were all fantastic, what an amazing setup. Class stuff, more gigs need to be like this!!!!

*sigh* it was so wonderful

Looks superb!!! 😊😊

Wow, I really wish I would have been able to make it! Unfortunately I was not able to make it, I will watch the stream for sure this weekend. I hope that there might be another opportunity in the future...

The whole weekend was absolutely brilliant, seeing you all was incredible. X

It truly was a wonderful experience!

Yup. I loved it! You weaved a web of magic, and I found it hypnotic and intoxicating. wow.

Gutted to have missed this, really hope you plan another..

A hug from Verona dear Jo ❀️

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2 weeks ago
Jo Quail

This is the latest masterpiece from God Is An Astronaut and it is an unparalleled journey. When I was working on this I felt as though I was looking at a sculpture of something stronger than granite, yet with such fragility and grace, it was an incredible experience. Embers is all you'd expect from the Masters, and yet so much more as well. To contribute a bit of cello here and there was a privilege. Preorders are up now and you can listen to the first single 'Falling Leaves' on all streaming platforms

lnk.to/GIAA-Embers

Love Jo xWe are pleased to share that our new album, "Embers," is now available for pre-order. It's available in limited edition Vinyl, CD, and cassette formats. Starting today, you can listen to our first single, "Falling Leaves," on all streaming platforms. We're grateful for all your support! Niels, Torsten and Lloyd

lnk.to/GIAA-Embers

open.spotify.com/album/7IWkH1uAl8KegN3aQqXRoi?si=nM2gXCGhQWe-qQODFapsuA

1. Apparition
2. Falling Leaves
3. Odyssey
4. Heart of Roots
5. Embers
6. Realms
7. Oscillation
8. Prism
9. Hourglass

57:42 mins in the run time.

Torsten Kinsella - Guitar, Piano, Synths, Backing Vocals
Niels Kinsella - Bass
Lloyd Hanney - Drums

Special Guests:
Jo Quail - Cello,
Dara O'Brien - Sitar, Shamanic Drum, Bowed Psaltery, Chimes, Tanpura

Additional musicians:
Jimmy Scanlon - Guitar on 1, 7
Sean Coleman - Zither, Tape Echo effects on 2

Produced by God Is An Astronaut. Mastered by Streaky. Artwork by David Rooney.

In loving memory of Thomas Kinsella.
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This is the latest masterpiece from God Is An Astronaut and it is an unparalleled journey. When I was working on this I felt as though I was looking at a sculpture of something stronger than granite, yet with such fragility and grace, it was an incredible experience. Embers is all youd expect from the Masters, and yet so much more as well. To contribute a bit of cello here and there was a privilege. Preorders are up now and you can listen to the first single Falling Leaves on all streaming platforms

https://lnk.to/GIAA-Embers

Love Jo x

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πŸ–€ Falling Leaves is stunning, if this is a prelude to what is coming, then we’re in for a treat!

"a bit of cello here and there!" Always so humble and modest Joanna Quail πŸ˜€. Brilliant to see you bringing your magic once more πŸ–€. Really looking forward to this releaseπŸ”₯

Ordering the vinyl… NOW!!!

Love them. And you, of course.

Ordered, can't wait to hear it. I love these sort of collaborations Jo, that time you and A played with Mono at the Barbican will always remain up there with my all time favourite gigs.

Wow super cool πŸ–€

Oh look forward to hearing this! Is it the comedian Dara O Brien who has contributed the sitar and Shamanic Drum? 😁

Glorious!!! πŸ–€πŸŽΆ♥οΈπŸŽΆπŸ–€ I can’t wait to be transported through most magically masterful soundscapes! How wonderful Jo βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨ what a sonic treat!

Oh never heard of these before , so checked God is an astronaut out and wow 🀩, absolutely beautiful. Got Goosebumps. X

Simply epic.x

Nice!

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3 weeks ago
Jo Quail

A RARE LIVE STREAMED CONCERT! Friday 14th June coming from the beautiful Sieben Secret Garden Festival

www.youtube.com/live/KXkPR_5q1TM

You are cordially invited in to the garden of The Mighty @Sieben on Friday June 14th, for a beautiful live streamed concert with Isis Moray, Matt Howden (Sieben) and me. Approximate set times: 6-7pm Isis Moray / 7.30-8.30 Sieben / 9-10pm Jo Quail. I know that some of you will be with us in person, and for the Saturday too, but for those who were not able to get a ticket it would be SUPER to play for you over the airwaves! Internet waves. Whatever...πŸ˜€

Huge thanks to Matt for setting up this magical festival, and inviting me to play. Matt and I have known each other and shared stages for years, and some of you may know our 'improvised in front of a live audience' album Rasp too (still my favourite way to make a record!). I'm really looking forward to this whole event, it's something quite out of the ordinary, and I hope you'll enjoy it!

Love jo x
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A RARE LIVE STREAMED CONCERT! Friday 14th June coming from the beautiful Sieben Secret Garden Festival

https://www.youtube.com/live/KXkPR_5q1TM

You are cordially invited in to the garden of The Mighty @Sieben on Friday June 14th, for a beautiful live streamed concert with Isis Moray, Matt Howden (Sieben) and me. Approximate set times: 6-7pm Isis Moray / 7.30-8.30 Sieben / 9-10pm Jo Quail. I know that some of you will be with us in person, and for the Saturday too, but for those who were not able to get a ticket it would be SUPER to play for you over the airwaves! Internet waves. Whatever...πŸ˜€

Huge thanks to Matt for setting up this magical festival, and inviting me to play. Matt and I have known each other and shared stages for years, and some of you may know our improvised in front of a live audience album Rasp too (still my favourite way to make a record!). Im really looking forward to this whole event, its something quite out of the ordinary, and I hope youll enjoy it!

Love jo x

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Can’t wait! And yes, what a way to make a record, with the Rasp πŸ˜€

Can't wait for this! β€πŸ‘‹

I so wish that I could be there, and almost had managed to, but in the end I can't and will have to enjoy it online!

Will it be possible to watch it after the event, Jo? We'll be at Download!! πŸ™

Never new that I had a Secret Garden?!πŸ˜‰

He’s amazing. Ask him about Dark Bombastic Evening ❀️

Woh !Juste before the pandemic, when a Jo Quail concert was planned in Paris, I told the promoter that the PERFECT bill would be Jo Quail + Sieben. I'm now looking into the feasibility of a Paris - Sheffield journey by bike for the 14th!

I thoroughly enjoyed your show Jo! From a hotel room in Lisbon nonetheless 😊 And man do I love Adderstone!!!! xxx πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

It was a fantastic concert!! Realy went in high extate while listening to the music!! πŸ™‚

Sadly I won't be there in person, but I do hope to watch the livestream.

Ahhhh what a gift!! πŸ™πŸ½ I will be tuned in from Fiji!! Can’t wait!! ♥️🎢♥️

There should play an other Band too. What abaout RASP πŸ˜‰

placed in capital letters in my diary!! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

I'll see you there .x

watching it a bit later. thanks.

Can't wait to see you Bestie! Even though its through a screen hahaha

Awesome, thanks Matt

a hug from Verona Dear Jo

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3 weeks ago
Jo Quail

I'm reminded that The Parodos Cairn is 4 years old today. It remains for me the most important piece of music I have ever created, and the one on which I didn't play a single note. Made entirely of donated sound; 167 participants living in 24 countries across 5 continents. To connect, to have community, these are things that music facilitates and I'm forever thankful to each of you who contributed to this piece, sound and / or image, and to everyone who has engaged with this on whatever level. The video was created by Dorian Robinson from your donated photographs and videos, and mastered by James Griffiths. This is a short extract, please visit my YouTube channel for the full version 😊 youtu.be/iayPrkc_SCw ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow 4 years... it was such a wonderful thing to be a small part of this, a real light in the darkness at the time, and to see how it has since created such a rich new pathway for you and your ever more intrepid sonic explorations is just wonderful, huge hugs to you XXXX

Thrilled to have been able to make a small contribution to this, a tangible reminder of trying times! πŸ™

With hindsight I still think this is the most brilliant thing to have come out of that dark period πŸ’«Thank you again for creating the connection and putting it all together, it was no small feat πŸ™πŸŽΆβ€οΈ

An incredible feat! Since then, whenever I hear someone say ‘2020’, I am transported back to (the makings) of this extraordinary piece of music 🀩

Wow, this is awesome!

Thank you for making my work a part of your vision. It's just incredible. X Jo you're a force of nature.

A hug from Verona dear Jo ❀️

Chuffed to have been a teeny part of it. πŸ™‚

An honor to be on this Jo

Oui, c’est une œuvre formidable. Une ode à la vie, musique et images. Love you sisterxxx

Amazing

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