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 by Tracie Stanfield for Synthesis Dance Project (New York); featured on a special edition of PopArt on Concertzender (Dutch national radio); and commissioned for the 2013 exhibition Jean Franēois Niceron: Perspective, catoptrics & artificial magic, Universitą 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.
Vibro No. 4: Music No Music. Published by Double Entendre, Paris France, 2007. (link here)
The Silent Ballet, compilation series, vol. 9. July 2008. (link here)
50/50. published by Some Assembly Required, Minneapolis, MN, 2010. (link here)
Audiotron. CD + Book published by Extrapool / Korm Plastics, Netherlands, July 2010 (out of print).
Transcribed phone interview conducted by college junior Kelsey Marvin for class project, Spring 2013.
Dolls Come To Life interview (with Michelle Cross), Pushing the Envelope, WHUS 91.7 FM, Storrs, CT, March, 2013
Pushing the Envelope, WHUS 91.7 FM, Storrs, CT, July, 2010
Uwagi o procesie twórczym = Notes on a process, Autoportret (nr 3/2011), published by Malopolski Instytut Kultury, Kraków, Poland. (link here)