Nick J Jones is a composer, sound designer, installation artist, teacher and workshop leader. Studying at Trinity College of Music from 2005-2009 he received 1st Class Honours in composition and was awarded the Daryl Runswick composition prize in 2008.
Nick works in multiple areas of the arts including theatre, dance, film and interactive sound installations. His work for The Royal Opera House has included running sound-art and music workshops in schools, creating site-specific interactive sound installations. He recently worked with a professional rapper and opera director devising a forty minute song-cycle with the ROH Thurrock youth choir RM19, the premiere of which took place at the ROH’s Fused Festival in July 2014.
Nick has created music and sound design for numerous plays and in June 2012 was involved in the parallel youth production of Peter Brook’s The Suit at the Young Vic Theatre acting as both composer and musical director. His work with children and the disabled includes a position at the Chickenshed company Shed@ThePark as their musical director as well as running workshops and creating children’s sound installations at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford and working as a freelance music facilitator for Bigfoot Arts Education.
Nick’s interest in music has taken him to Cuba, studying guitar at the Institute of Superior Arts in Havana, and Jordan, where he gave a series of talks in local universities on the influence of electronic music on contemporary classical music.
– A six month project with The Royal Opera House’s youth choir RM19, devising a piece incorporating elements of song, rap, soundscapes and movement. Performance at High House Production Park, Thurrock 5th July
– Sound artist on The Science Gallery’s Frequencies project, working with hospital staff from Guy’s Hospital to develop a piece of sound art based on life rhythms. July – October 2014