Jonathan Day, Associate Professor Dr.
Jonathan Day works as a musician, writer and image-maker. He has released a series of musical works, including most recently A Spirit Library (NiiMiiKa, 2019), which was voted an Album of the Year 2019 by Folk Radio UK who called it “Utterly Beautiful”. In the world before Covid he toured internationally, but this year has instead been broadcasting—with the BBC, Channel 4 television (UK) and in Holland, Australia and the US. He has also ‘performed’ at a range of virtual festivals, including Small World, Radnor Festival, Raising Steam and others. He has published four books and numerous chapters and articles. His works include Postcards from the Road (University of Chicago Press), Atlantic Drifter (Proper Records), The Politics of Navigation (VDM), Carved in Bone (Proper Records), The Stain of Time (Aalto University) and Art and Terror (Routledge). These have been described as “Beautiful music” BBC, “Seductive, complex and poetic” ARTnews magazine, New York, “Scratching at the transcendent” the Independent, London, “Expansive, intelligent and eloquent” South China Morning Post, “Breathtakingly beautiful, Jonathan’s voice floats like an ancestral spirit” Folk Radio UK, “Visionary” fRoots magazine, “a voice dark as chocolate on a still night” Stirrings Magazine.
Jonathan is Co-director of the Performance Research Cluster, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Associate Professor of Transmedia Arts at the Institute of Creative Arts, Birmingham
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of the Performance Research Cluster Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Associate
Professor of Transmedia Arts Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts