Joe and Matthew join multi-disciplinary artist Ben Coleman over tea to discuss his sound work. They visit Ben’s Room of Future Hits for a listen to projects past and present. Then, it’s back to tea and a brief tour of Ben’s record collection.
The strengths of McCartney II are explored. The pros and cons of audiophilism are weighed. A soundscape unfolds in the background.
(Un)required Resources From This Episode
- Judi Chicago on Soundcloud
- Ben Coleman on Bandcamp
- Bang Trim on Bandcamp
- Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings And Compositions, 1901-2017 on Discogs
- AJC Review of the Medium exhibition
- Nord Keyboards
- Tape Op
- McCartney II on Spotify
Who Is Ben Coleman?
Ben Coleman is a British multi-disciplinary artist residing in Atlanta, GA. His practice encompasses performance, music, sonic art and mixed-media installation projects.
Coleman received a BA in Contemporary Performance Making from Brunel University, London, during a thriving period for live art and experimental music in the city. He engaged passionately with both scenes, which remain touchstones for his practice.
Moving to the US in 2006, Coleman instigated a slew of bands and other musical projects. Following a number of prolific years making and performing music in popular Atlanta bands Judi Chicago and Noot d’ Noot, he earned a Certification in Music Recording & Audio Production at Recording Workshop, OH, to expand his skills as a sonic artist and audio engineer.
His work has been presented by a variety of cultural organizations including the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Gibney Dance, Dashboard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tanz Farm, the Object Group, Seven Stages, and Emory Dance.