Performance: Clinker, Sound Frequency Painting

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SOUNDBURSTING is a live audio visual performance where Clinker (aka sound artist Gary James Joynes) mines into the textural nuance, patient minimalism and rich sonic palette inside of his prized vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer. Purposefully chosen as the only sound source used in this project the Minimoog is still considered one-of-the-most sought after synthesizers ever created known especially for its unrivalled subsonic bass frequency capabilities. This “mini” has been in his collection for many years and he embraces the ageing and drifting oscillators and unclassifiable “broken” sound moments he sculpts from inside of his one-of-a-kind instrument.


Gary James Joynes

Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning visual and sound artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works.

Joynes is currently developing his next large-scale immersive audio and visual installation entitled The Crepuscular Sound Ray Reflecting Pool ((( Sonic Suns, Sonar Winds, Wings &  Sound Beams ))) which will premiere in June of 2020 in Edmonton. This new work will expand on his cymatic-based works revealing a new artistic vocabulary revealing the visualization of sound through projected light.

In May of 2015 Joynes’ premiered his award-winning large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken SoundBroken Sound was awarded the 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for 2015 Best solo art show. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015.

Recent Live Cinema performances include MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (New York), DAT CONFERENCE (Missoula), ELEKTRA16 (Montreal), INDUSTRY BRUNCH (Detroit / Chicago), CMKY (Boulder, USA), New Forms 14 (Vancouver), MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike (Saskatoon), Koffler Centre (Toronto), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Roulette Mixology Festival (New York), Soundasaurus (Calgary), and MUTEK_10 (Montreal).