Joy to Filth Ratio
Joy to Filth Ratio was a project that sought to bridge the gap between classical and club-based culture. With professional musicians from classical, world, folk, pop and jazz backgrounds, the collective blended a range of influences to present an aural journey through an assortment of dance genres, challenging perceptions of what is understood as dance music. The debut performance ‘The Dance Music Manual’ took place at the West London Synagogue in June 2011. Always looking to play and create in unusual spaces, JTFR then brought immersive dance improvisation to the Barbican Pit Theatre, Christmas-themed garage to Battersea Arts Centre, living room clubbing to the E17 Art Trail, jam-along trance to the London Summer Jam, and politically slanted folktronica to the Wilding Festival.