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 …
Water by Richard Downes, cello Jo-anne Cox
Associate Artist with Disability Arts Online
Facilitator of Poetry Meetings at The Highgate Society.
Outside In Artist/Ambassador
Teapot by Elinor Rowlands cello Jo-anne Cox
Links for Elinor Rowlands
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, FemaleArts.com
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.