In conjunction with OUTLANDS, Supersonic presents…a very special new collaboration bring together US mixed-media composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts and UK improviser and flautist Kelly Jayne Jones.

Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, bandleader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theatre, and has released a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name on Constellation Records and Central Control over the past decade.

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. KJJ has had residencies at Arnolfini in Bristol UK and Kunstalle Bergen, Norway, and has produced commissioned works for Haris Epaminonda at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London, Schirn Frankfurt, Point Centre Nicosia.


MX World is the project of South London-based musician Poppy Tibbetts. Her work combines traditional methods and styles of song writing with sampling, sound collage and audio-processing techniques to create atmospheric, experimental pop music, driven by a powerful vocal presence. This sound has been developed further for the MX World EP through sophisticated production techniques, her style branching out into a range of genres including, Industrial, Techno and Field Recording.


Seán Clancy performs an extended drone-based work for analog synthesizers and projected text throughout the UK in 2018. Through the marriage of continuous focused sound, pithy texts, and defamiliarisation, this work calls attention to the diverse range of journeys that Irish people have undertaken to England, both historically and in more recent times.

(This performance is supported by Culture Ireland)


Commissioned by OUTLANDS, produced by Qu Junktions and supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.