Dr Jonathan Day

Reader in Transmedia Arts

School of Visual Communication

Jonathan Day works as an academic, a musician, a writer and an image-maker. He is Associate Professor of Transmedia Arts, Associate Director of Research, Art and Design and Co-director of the Performance Research Cluster at Birmingham City University. He has released a series of musical recordings, published four books, one of which has been translated into Chinese, numerous articles and has been anthologised on a number of occasions.

Jonathan performs internationally, most recently in Australia, Hong Kong, China, India, Finland, Thailand and Cyprus. His releases 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 The Dim Lit Subterranea of the Ancient Mind (Princess Galvani Vadhana Institute of Music Press). A new recording A Spirit Library, and a new co-authoured book Art and Terrorism are out this year.

His work has been called “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” Folk Radio UK, “Visionary” fRoots magazine, “a voice like Scott Walker and Jim Morrison – dark as chocolate on a still night” Stirrings Magazine, “Stunning” Bob Harris, BBC.

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