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Hazard is the work of BJ Nilsen who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Influenced by the early pioneers of tape manipulation, he released his first recordings at the age of 15. In 1996, Nilsen adopted the moniker Hazard, recording for the seminal UK experimental labels Touch and Ash International. His work focuses upon the sound of nature and its effect on humans; and through an electronic abstraction of field recordings, Nilsen manipulates the perception of time and space as experienced through sound. In performing at the Recombinant Media Labs, Hazard will incorporate visual elements from British video artist Jane Cheadle. Hazard is supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden.

Joe Colley explores the multiple conceptual possibilities of sound, through music production, installations, or collaborations with video artists, dancers, and even prisoners. His latest installations attempted to dissimulate the artist by concentrating on the instigation of unstable situations unique to the composition of random sound. Colley first began recording under the moniker Crawl Unit in 1993, and later dropped the name in favor of his given name in 2001. He's released numerous recordings for Auscultare, Antifrost, ERS, Manifold, C.I.P, and his own Povertech Industries. In 2006, Colley won an Award of Distinction for the 2006 Prix Ars Electronica in Digital Music for his album Psychic Stress Soundtracks.

Official Website: http://recombinantmedia.net

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