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OUTLANDS gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


OUTLANDS is project managed by The De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust Charity Number: 1065586 VAT Number: GB821 6415 51

Company number: 3446307 Registered Office: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP

The internationally renowned US composer, saxophonist, mixed-media practitioner, and sonic voyager Matana Roberts (perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, ongoing and unfolding via Constellation Records) and British sound artist/improviser Kelly Jayne Jones, have announced a new live collaboration, the first in a series of special live shows programmed by OUTLANDS, a new national experimental music network.


Roberts and Jones are two artists from disparate backgrounds, finding affinity in practices charged by fiercely personal philosophies on sound. Both artists embrace improvisation, resist accepted narratives of sound, are community-minded and believe in democratic, shared, free-music making that erodes barriers. In other words, they perfectly embody what OUTLANDS is striving for – more info and dates below.


Roberts and Jones will weave their own approaches into live collaborative works informed by deeply expressive playing, tactile electro-acoustic interplay and a broader shared politics of resistance/defiance.





Fri 4th May Bristol, Cube Cinema, promoted by Qu Junktions 


Weds 9th May London, Ghost Notes, promoted by Upset the Rhythm  


Thu 10th May Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion


Fri 11th May Cambridge, St Barnabas Church, promoted by Cambridge Junction


Sat 12th May Milton Keynes, MK Gallery 


Thu 17th May Plymouth, The House, promoted by Peninsula Arts/KARST 


Fri 18th May Birmingham, Centrala Gallery, promoted by Supersonic Festival


Sat 19th May Manchester, The Portico Library, promoted by Fat Out 


Sun 20th May Bradford, Fuse Art Space