“Man needs the existence of mysteries, not their solutions.” - John Fowles, The Magus
Joe Frawley (b. July 4, 1971) is an experimental composer and pianist working out of New London, Connecticut, whose works blur the boundary between music and sound art. His music has been described variously as "gothic fever dreams", "cutting edge ambient", and "audio David Lynch". By layering and juxtaposing original music with processed found sounds, field recordings, and recontextualized speech fragments, the composer creates challenging yet accessible sound assemblages bearing a hypnotic dreamlike quality. His works have been widely broadcast internationally and appear on several prominent experimental music compilations, including Vibrö No. 4: Music No Music, published by Double Entendre,(Paris), and Audiotron, published by Extrapool (Netherlands). Frawley's work has been choreographed for Synthesis Dance Project (New York); featured on PopArt / Concertzender (Dutch national radio); and commissioned for the 2013 exhibition Jean François Niceron: Perspective, catoptrics & artificial magic, Università IUAV di Venezia (Venice, Italy). Joe Frawley's music can be found on the following labels: Time Released Sound, Clinical Archives, and Joe Frawley Music.
Joe Frawley is also one half of the experimental duo Dolls Come To Life
(with Michelle Cross).
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