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Nacht Hexe is the crucible inside the abyss, the guardian at the gates, the void from which howls its agonised wounds, melding them into a Gesamtkuntswerk, a Total Artwork. A blackened legion of cacophonous lives are born by and through Nacht Hexe, a ‘perichoresis’ (Hunt-Hendrix, 2015, 279) of music, poetry, art, photography, literature, performance, and philosophy. The creative urge is a responsibility; if you feel it, you must bow down and let it flow through you. Get on your knees.

“Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit…”

“There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…”

Visual Art

A Portfolio of Visual Works

Search using the tags, in the gallery below, to focus the collection.

Composition

Musical Performance and Compositional Projects

Requiem Mass in C Minor

Ave Mater Omnes Abyssi

Nacht Hexe’s Requiem Mass in C minor, for full choir and orchestra. Drawing on the work of Thomas de Quincey’s Suspiria de Profundis (1845) and Dario Argento’s Le Tre Madri, this baroque/early classical requiem rewrites sacred music for the Divine Feminine. For fans of Mozart, Pergolesi, Palestrina and Purcell. (This score is currently being composed, and nearing completion)

Forthcoming: Dōloǔr

A dark folk collaboration with Francesca Stevens.

From the ashes of Denigrata, come Dōloûr, a dark folk collaboration that draws on the occultism and witchcraft of England’s folklore and throws it into a haunting, musical abyss. For fans of Blut Aus Nord, Lankum, and Wolves in the Throne Room.

Denigrata

Denigrata are an ambient, tech-fuelled black metal collective from the united kingdom.
Born from nihilism, avant-garde darkness and filth.

Bandcamp: denigrata.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/denigrataband

Fiction

Upcoming Projects

All Along
The Blackwater

A Ghost Story

Weaving together the life events of a young, and rather resentful, governess, All Along the Black Water pierces the veil between life and death, reality and horror. For fans of Charlotte Brönte, Susan Hill, Daphne du Maurier and Henry James.

Poetry

Below is a small selection of devotional poetry.

Academia

A record of scholarly works and activity

Positions, Roles & Memberships

Visiting lecturer in Popular Music and Performance, the University of Falmouth, UK


Secretary to FIRE UK, the independent scholars network for the United Kingdom, 2021


Full member of NCIS, the National Coalition for Independent Scholars, 2020 – https://www.ncis.org/members/jasmine-shadrack


Music Programme Leader for Progressive Connexions, 2020 – https://www.progressiveconnexions.net/interdisciplinary-projects/music-and/


Editorial Advisory Board for Advances in Metal Music and Culture, Intellect Books, 2021


Editorial Advisory Board for ISMMS, the International Society for Metal Music Studies, Intellect Journals, 2019

Publications and Research Outputs

Upcoming Co-Editorships

Embodying the Music and Death Nexus: Consolations, Salvations and Transformations, Progressive Connexions and Emerald Publishing. Forthcoming. With Marie Josephine Bennet and Gary Levy.


Metal and Dis/Ability: Crips, Crowds and Cacophony, Emerald Publishing. With Amber Clifford-Napoleone.

Academic Authorships and Performances:

Shadrack, J. H. ‘Extremities within Extremity: Sisterhood as Strategies of Resistance in the UK Metal Underground Scene’ in On Extremity: Sounds, Words, and Experiences (eds. Nelson Varas-Diaz, Niall Scott and Bryan Bardine), Lexington Press, Forthcoming


Shadrack, J. H. Black Metal, Trauma, Subjectivity and Sound: Screaming the Abyss. Emerald Publishing, 2020. https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Black-Metal-Trauma-Subjectivity-and-SoundBlack-Metal,-Trauma,-Subjectivity-and-Sound/?k=9781787569263

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Shadrack, J. H., Sonnex, C., & Roe, C. A. (2019). Ritual Occultation and the Space between Worlds: Exploring the discursive nature of the ‘flow’ state in Black Metal and Pagan performative practice. In McLaughlin, C. (Ed.) Trans- States: The art of crossing over. (pp. 64­–86). Fulgur Press. https://fulgur.co.uk/books/trans-states-art-crossing/


Shadrack, J.H., as Nachthexe. (2020). Healing the Mother Wound: Metal Performance and Grief Management. In Bennett, M.J. and Gracon, D. (Ed.) Music and Death: Interdisciplinary Readings and Perspectives. (pp.59­–70). Emerald Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83867-945-320191010


Shadrack, J. (Author), Stevens, F. (Author), Rawley, S. (Author), Cameron, J. (Author), & Cargill, D. (Author). (2017). Denigrata ‘Rex Tremendae’: English/Latin. Performance, Very Metal Art LTD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNVAJkN6QU4


Shadrack, J. H., Jones, R. E. (Ed.), & Davies, E. (Ed.) (2017). From Enslavement to Obliteration: extreme metal’s problem with women. In Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women who Love Them (Vol. 1, pp. 170-184). (Music/Politics). Repeater Books. https://repeaterbooks.com/product/under-my-thumb-song-that-hate-women-and-the-women-who-love-them/


Shadrack, J. H. Mater Omnium and the Cosmic Womb of the Abyss: Nomadic Interiorities and Matrifocal Black Metal Performance. In Metal Music Studies Journal, Volume 4, Number 2, 1 June 2018, pp. 281­–292(12), Intellect Books, https://doi.org/10.1386/mms.4.2.281_1


Shadrack, J. H. Occupying the Simulation: the Sexualised Panopticon. Artéfact Revue #2, 2012, https://issuu.com/revue-artefact/docs/artefact_2/16


Shadrack, J. H., Panayotov, S. (Ed.), & Lukas, D. (Ed.) (2021). Malefica: the witch as restorative feminism in matrifocal black metal performance. In Black Metal Rainbows P M Press. Available in June, 2021. For more information, or to make a purchase see the publisher’s website here.


Shadrack, J. (Director). (2017). Performance of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZBTIsgsnbE


Shadrack, J. H. (Director). (2015). Requiem Macabre. Performance of Saint-Saëns’ Opus 54 and Greig’s Hall of the Mountain King. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVmIK2J7Ns4


Shadrack, J. H. (Director). (2014). Gloriosa Fusione. Performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Verdi’s Dies Irae and Orff’s Carmina Burana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3b7oFd-cc


McLaughlin, C. (Director), & Shadrack, J. (Performer). (2016). “Kyrie Eleison” by Denigrata. Digital or Visual Media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVr0rbXk25Y


Shadrack, J. (Author), Stevens, F. (Author), Rawley, S. (Author), Cameron, J. (Author), Cargill, D. (Author), & Hudson, N. (Producer). (2015). Denigrata ‘Missa Defunctorum: Requiem Mass in A Minor’. Composition, Self-Released. http://denigrata.bandcamp.com/releases


Shadrack, J. H. (2013). Resisting the Palimpsest: reclamation of the female cultural body. Art and Design Review, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.4236/adr.2013.12003


Shadrack, J. (Composer). (2012). Film Score Composition. Fractured (dir. Marcus Ako, Mark Holland), 2012. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4215580/


Shadrack, J. H. (2011). V versus Hollywood: a discourse on polemic thievery. Studies in Comics: Alan Moore Themed Issue, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1386/stic.2.1.195_1

Conference Papers

Name of Conference: ICM Conference, the Institute of Contemporary Music, London, UK.

Title: In Defence of the Art-Life Paradigm: Flourishing from the Grass Roots. 2014.


Name of Conference: Metal and Politics Conference, the University of York, UK.

Title: Femme-Liminale: Corporeal Performativity in Death Metal Music. 2014.


Name of Conference: Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal’s Role in the 21st Century. The University of Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Title: Femme-Liminale: Corporeal Performativity in Death Metal Music. 2014.


Name of Conference: GeMus Conference: Practices, Performance, Politics. Örebro University, Sweden , 2016
Title: ‘Gratiae Salutaris Percipiendae: exhumation through catharsis or how the darkness gave me light’.


Name of Conference:. Metal and Politics Conference, the University of Bournemouth

Title: Invited Keynote: ‘Extreme Metal’s Problem with Women’, 2016


Name of Conference: Trans- States Conference: the Art of Crossing Over. The University of Northampton

Title: Ritual Occultation and the Space between Worlds. Panel paper with Charmaine Sonnex , 2016.


Name of Conference: Metal in Strange Places, the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Title: Mater Omnium and the Cosmic Womb of the Abyss: Nomadic Interiorities and Matrifocal Black Metal Performance, 2016


Name of Conference: Extreme Listening, Extreme Music, the University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark.

Title: Mater Omnium and the Cosmic Womb of the Abyss: Nomadic Interiorities and Matrifocal Black Metal Performance, 2017.


Name of Conference: Music and Death, Progressive Connexions Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Title: Healing the Mother Wound: Grief Management and Metal Performance, 2017.


Name of Conference: Hard-Wired Metal Conference, the University of Seigen, Germany.

Title: Mater Omnium and the Cosmic Womb of the Abyss: Nomadic Interiorities and Matrifocal Black Metal Performance, 2018.


Name of Conference: Popular Music and Politics, Porto, Portugal.

Title: From Enslavement to Obliteration: Extreme Metal’s Problem with Women. 2018.


Name of Conference: Crosstown Traffic Conference, the University of Huddersfield.

Title: From Enslavement to Obliteration: Extreme Metal’s Problem with Women. 2018.


Name of Conference: Tuning Speculation: Listening to the Occult Conference, the University of Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Title: The Howl of the Wolf Tone: Void Harmonics and Occultizing Entropy. 2018.


Name of Conference: Erasmus programme development with New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts, USA, 2018.


Name of Conference: World Metal Congress, panel speaker, Metal and Politics, London, UK.

Panel Members: Dr Jasmine Shadrack (Denigrata), Kim Kelly (journalist, The Guardian, Kerrang, The Daily Beast, NPR, Rolling Stone). Barney Greenway (vocalist, Napalm Death), Dr Niall Scott (UCLAN) and Tim Hoffman (Wacken Festival). Session moderator: Alex Milas.


Name of Conference: Trans- States: the Art of Revelation, the University of Northampton.

Title: The Howl of the Wolf Tone: Void Harmonics and Occultizing Entropy, 2019.


Name of Conference: Panel member for two sessions, one national and one international for The National Coalition for Independent Scholars.

Title: How to Turn your PhD into a Monograph.


Name of Conference: ‘How to turn your Thesis into a Monograph,’ NCIS, online 17th Nov 2020.


Name of Conference: ‘Research Overview for Fire UK’ Conference, online, 24th March 2021.


Upcoming Conference Series: Music and Trauma, Music and Mental Health, Music and Disability through Progressive Connexions, 2021. Dr Jasmine Hazel Shadrack and Dr Rob Fisher (CEO, Progressive Connexions).

Event: Series In Process due to Covid 19 Restrictions.


Upcoming: Submitted an abstract to the 2021 ESSWE 8 Conference, in Ireland.