Jay Crocker

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Jay Crocker

Having relocated to the remote locale of Crousetown, Nova Scotia in 2011 to escape Calgary’s developmental emptiness, improv/composition wiz Jay Crocker found himself sounding by his lonesome. The revered left-field player/producer/instrument-builder spent the first few years dislocated from his former music community toiling away in his home studio, creating new ways of creating. The results have been nothing short of startling so far. In 2015, Crocker released the wildly-inventive full-length MUUIXX under the moniker JOYFULTALK. Ostensibly a solo project fleshed out by Crocker’s modded, homebuilt instruments and bolstered live by multi-instrumentalist Dice Parks, JOYFULTALK combines micro-kraut, glitch-hop and tape-warmed ambience into an unparalleled universe of music. As part of OBEY X, we’re overjoyed to be premiering Crocker’s most-recent mindbender, BIBELOT. Part instrument, part installation, BIBELOT is a self-composing set of sixteen ceiling mounted music boxes with custom-built drives, loops, lights and amps. Creating a sanctuary space that reflects the natural constancy of change, BIBELOT represents a major achievement by one of our nation’s most exciting musical vanguards; a sonic portal of limitless combination that will slip you into the infinite now.

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