In his work, young Manchester based audiovisual artist Joe Beedles, draws on live recordings and synthesized noise; he focuses on concepts surrounding club music abstraction, blurring the line between ‘the real’ and ‘the simulated’. His current emphasis is on generative systems for live performance, providing audiences with highly-detailed compositions, emphasising magnified yet obscured soundscapes.
Upon premiering his work at The Banff Centre in March 2016, Joe has continued to develop his live set both technically and conceptually, culminating in solo performances, particularly within the Algorave movement (short for ‘algorithmic rave’, events where people dance to music generated from algorithms). A recent finalist in the Oxford Sennheiser Electronic Music Prize, Beedles – who also goes by the artist name Native – releases on London based label Laura Lies In, his output is varied with stylistic themes of vocal manipulation, carefully considered harmonic structures and modular software set-ups that allow for interesting and unexpected results. His EP ‘Polaris’ was released in 2016.
For Splice Festival, Beedles performs live algorithmic, generative AV, deconstructing technoise with swathes of textural ambience married up with audio-reactive geometry and visual abstractions.