Carol J Jones is a composer of contemporary classical music, writing chamber, orchestral and choral work. Using scientific methods, her work deconstructs the sounds of nature, from the inner rumbling of trees to firing neurons, to create complex, layered compositions. Her music has been broadcast on BBC One, BBC Radio 3 and BBC World Service and has been performed across the UK.
She has worked with ensembles and artists including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Commonwealth Festival Orchestra and Choir, Ligeti Quartet, Fidelio Trio, Psappha, Fenella Humphreys, in venues across the UK including Westminster Abbey and Hoddinott Hall. Her choral music has been performed by Worcester College Chapel Choir and her music has been performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. Previous teachers and collaborators include Robert Saxton (University of Oxford), Arlene Sierra, Robert Fokkens (Cardiff University), Judith Weir and the Heath Quartet (Dartington), Joby Burgess (Cheltenham), Sally Beamish (St Magnus) and the Armida Quartet (Vale of Glamorgan).
New works being premiered in 2020/21 include the launch of the installation of 'The Secret World of Plants' by Olga Stezhko and the Ligeti Quartet, a collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Tree Listening Project.