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(photo by Michael Scollard)
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Joe Colley (b.1972 Ft. Lauderdale) is a self taught artist concerned primarily with the phenomena of sound and its unique ability to activate a consciousness set apart from rational understanding in a way very different from visual or verbal means. This consuming interest has led to extensive experimentation with results occasionally made public through performances, installations, and commercially available recordings. These experiments have encompassed abstract electronic composition, amplification of natural phenomena, investigations into phase, and creation of complex mass from layers of simplistic sound material.

Growing up in California's central valley, Colley has travelled widely making field recordings and researching various cultures with a focus on ritual musics and the art of the insane. He has worked in warehouses, long-term care facilites, porn shops, and as an art instructor with developmentally disabled adults and juvenile detention facility inmates.
His music journalism has been published under pseudonyms in various national magazines.

His performances have been seen as part of festivals including Activating The Medium (SFMOMA), Observatori (Valencia, Spain), Lampo (Chicago, Illinois), Phonotaktik (Vienna, Austria), Beyond Music (Venice, Ca.), Songlines (Mills College, Oakland) and CEAIT (CalArts, Valencia). For over ten years his recordings have been released internationally on various record labels. Recent releases include Project For An LP, Or, One Method Of (Nearly) Avoiding The Composer (edition...LP), 8 Phased Loops (Mixer 2x7"), Fragments, Phenomena, And Process Pieces (Klanggalerie 7"), Six Feedback Channels (edition...7"), Or (A book in collaboration with Eric Lunde) and Desperate Attempts At Beauty: Conceptual And Research Exercises (Auscultare Research CD) which was nominated for the Transmediale 05 Award.


Further information: http://www.antifrost.gr/Colley.htm