PERFORMANCE CANCELLED BlackBox Loops by Joe Cantrell


When: Thursday 27th March, 7.30pm
Where: 132 Kingsland Road, Corner of Cremer Street, London E2 8DY

BlackBox Loops

This performance piece is an exploration of the sonic possibilities of obsolete sound technology. Antiquated effects processors have their outputs sent via a small mixer into their inputs so that a feedback loop is established and can be manipulated. A stereo line is split out from this loop so that the effects are audible. In addition to the obsolete units, hacked guitar pedals and acoustic instruments are also introduced into the system to direct and affect the sonic output.

Joe Cantrell is a musician and multi-media artist specializing in sound art, installations, compositions and performances inspired by the implications and consequences of technological objects and practices.His work examines the incessant acceleration of technology and media production, its ownership, and the waste it produces.

As a sound artist, Joe has performed and installed in numerous venues, including the REDCAT Theater at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the 2012 festival of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US as well as artist residencies in New York, London and Beijing.

His work has been honored with grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, New Music USA as well as being nominated for a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.

Joe holds a BFA in music technology from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in digital arts and new media from UC Santa Cruz. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Integrative Studies at UC San Diego.

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