My Music

The Dragon Cello and I write and perform our  own unique compositions, or “cello songs”  wild, passionate, rebellious, dark, haunting, deeply moving, hopeful, joyous,  the Dragon cello sings soars, whines, cries out,  dances, utters, splutters, roars,  across looped textures, bass and rhythms.   Here is a selection of our work, scroll down for cross art form collaborations. 

Just me and the Dragon  …




Ice Road Valentine  Jo-anne Cox 2021


Ice Painting for Leon  Jo-anne Cox 2021, for Leon Clowes, The Avant Garden Goes on Ice, January 2021, Reel Rebels Radio

Cross art form collaborations …

Richard Downes

Water  by Richard Downes, cello Jo-anne Cox

Links for Richard Downes
Emerging Socially Engaged Activist Poet.
Associate Artist with Disability Arts Online
Curator REaD Rhymes Live (Collage Arts)
Poet in Residence with Hornsey Town Hall Facebook Page
Facilitator of Poetry Meetings at The Highgate Society. 
Outside In Artist/Ambassador
Artist in Solidarity Magical Women
Disability Equality Trainer


Elinor Rowlands

Teapot  by Elinor Rowlands  cello Jo-anne Cox

Links for Elinor Rowlands

Penny Pepper


I have accompanied and composed for writer/poet/performer Penny Pepper since 2005. I compose and play music to complement her spoken word performances and in 2014 I was delighted to collaborate with Penny on her one-woman show, “Lost in Spaces”, which premiered to strong reviews at Soho Theatre, then toured nationally in Autumn 2015.

“Poignant also is the accompanying music composed and performed by Jo-Anne Cox. Her wonderful facial expressions are complementary to Penny’s.”
Gideon Hall,

Ivan Riches


I was part of the creative team working with sonic/visual artist Ivan Riches on his  project “Surroundings”. The piece  combines oral histories with live improvisation by me, Dee Fry and Zachary De Santos, and digital projection onto Susan Austin’s 360 degree rig to create an immersive performance.