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Joe Colley: Desperate Attempts at Beauty

Joe Colley “Desperate Attempts at Beauty: Conceptual and Research Exercises” CD “Desperate Attempts at Beauty: Conceptual and Research Excercises” A long awaited full-length solo from Joe Colley (Crawl Unit). This ambitious project documents sonic phenomena discoveries both mental and physical, with or without alteration. Also features a gathering of text that is, simply put: pure nihilism. The sound piece was sampled and composed from organic phenomena and artificial electronic noises. The uneasy coexistence of cracking ice, disintegrating clay and unstable systems of combined electronic devices ‘could be seen as a manifestation of the schizophrenia that is crucial to the survival of the modern individual’. Desperate Attempts at Beauty was recently awarded the Transmediale 2005 award in Berlin.


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