Joe Snape (1989) mixes conventional and homemade instruments with light and text to make unusual and moving performances. His work – featured in The Guardian and described by Fluid Radio as ‘joyous and beautiful’ – has been presented at venues like Café Oto (London), Wonder Site (Tokyo), Mayhem (Copenhagen), Melkweg (Amsterdam), Roter Salon (Berlin), National Sawdust and The Kitchen (NYC). His work has appeared on BBC 6 Music, Resonance FM and NTS Radio, and is published by the Slip, Kesh and Ono imprints. For 2015-16 he’s a UK Young Artist and a nominee for The Arts Foundation’s Creative Producer fellowship.

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Joe studied music at Cambridge, Oxford, and the Institute of Sonology, spent time at University of California Berkeley, and holds a PhD fellowship at New York University, where he writes about failed sonic devices and sounding futures that never were. Since 2010, he’s been stockpiling Russian light bulbs and burning his fingers with a soldering iron. He hails from the great industrial city of Birmingham, England, and lives in New York City and Berlin, where he co-runs ZOPF! with artist Leonie Brandner.

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