Joe Cantrell

Joe Cantrell is a musician and multimedia artist specializing in sound art, installations and performances that explore the nexus of technology, entropy and access. He is inspired by the persistence of technology as a mediating factor in an increasing number of vital human interactions, and uses this as a point of entry to examine technology, media, ownership, and our relationship with the waste they produce. As a performer and composer, he incorporates numerous musical techniques and instrumentation, including hypersound, re-purposed devices, process pieces, and biological data. Joe has performed in various venues including the 2005 CEAIT festival at the REDCAT theater in Disney Hall, and in 2006 received a multi-year grant from the Creative Capital Foundation for Callspace, a collaborative sound installation that highlights inaccessible space. He holds a BFA in Music Technology from CalArts, an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Integrative Studies at the University of California, San Diego.