Joe Colley, illuminated with red, controlling a sound mixing board.

Joe Colley

Joe Colley is a self taught artist investigating the conceptual possibilities of sound through music production, installations, or collaborations with video artists, dancers, and even prisoners. His earlier works were also created under the moniker Crawl Unit. His latest installations attempt to dissimulate the artist by concentrating on the instigation of unstable situations unique to the composition of random sound.

His performances have been seen as part of festivals including Activating The Medium (SFMOMA), Observatori (Valencia, Spain), Phonotaktik (Vienna, Austria), Beyond Music (Venice, Ca.), Songlines (Mills College, Oakland), CEAIT (CalArts, Valencia), and the 2006 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. His recordings have been released internationally on various underground record labels such as Groundfault Records, Auscultare, and 23five. He currently resides in Oakland, CA.

New Media Gallery 2005-06: Lonely Microphone

A microphone rests on the floor, with a circle of reflected light around it.

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