26th Feb 2017: Playing at Wet Sounds in London’s Ironmongers Row Baths
4th Nov 2016: Playing at Wet Sounds in The Well Spa in Oslo, Norway
24th Oct 2016: Playing at Wet Sounds at the Red Bull Music Academy event in Montreal, Canada.
22nd Sept 2016: Will be showing new and recent work at a group show in Gate 3 Gallery, Haifa, Israel.
14th Sept 2016: Playing as Beit Ha’eshtonot at the Zimmer, Tel Aviv, Israel.
28th Aug 2016: I’ll be playing at Wet Sounds in Peterborough Lido
25th July 2016: I’ll be playing at Wet Sounds in Tooting Leisure Centre at 7am.
25th June 2016: I will be playing a live abstract mash up at the No Quiet Place event in Leeds
I completed the sound design and music for TRUCK, a short film directed by Rob Curry, Fifth Column Films, commissioned by Creative England and the BFI.
TRUCK is a high octane ride into a dystopian near-future.
13th May 2016::: Wet Sounds at Bretigney, France
10th April 2016::: Wet Sounds at Borderline Festival, Athens
18th March 2016::: Live Bowie abstract mash up, Apiary, Hackney Road, London
6th March 2016::: Wet Sounds at Kentish Town Leisure Centre, London
13th Feb 2016::: Wet Sounds at Coastival, Scarborough
29th Nov 2015::: Wet Sounds at Kentish Town Pool
15th Nov 2015::: A solo set at Indiefada, for the Palestinian liberation cause at the Shackelwell Arms, Dalston, London
New geo-locative sound walk app in Chalkwell park.
We spend 11% of our existence dreaming, a full month of each year, that’s more time than we spend eating. While the body lies still the mind wanders, free of limitations of time and space. This story poses the possibility that a conscious dreaming mind could share other people’s real waking experiences.
The Oneironaut, a dream traveller, reawakens perpetually into a dream. Confusing memories and reality, he tries to use dream logic to return to his sleeping body. As he occupies your consciousness, he guides you through the park and through to his realisation of the somber truth.
‘Cahen’s dream traveller stimulates my imagination, directing me to details I would have missed, pasting eerie parallel dream worlds onto a cold, grey weekend morning in suburbia’ – THE WIRE 384 / Jan 2016
‘Joel Cahen’s magic realist The Oneironaut in the most immersive app… with details from the park acting as narrative triggers. Dedications on benches become the mantras of an unseen ritualistic gathering. Large circular flowerbeds become burial sites where sound is looped and layered. Crashes and clatters combine with eerie female voices, a dense hum and fragments of a drunk male voice singing a shanty of sorts. I feel I’ve disturbed some spirits which quieten as I step back onto the path. – THE WIRE 384 / Jan 2016
My film The Committee is being screened as part of Altered States
Altered States / Electro Studios Project Space / 29th-30th August 2015
Electro Studios, Seaside Road, West St Leonards, TN38 0AL
Sat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm
Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm
Altered States continues at Butlers Gap, George Street, Old Town, TN34 3EE on Sat 5 September from 8pm
Altered States forms part of the 2015 Coastal Currents Arts Festival film programme.
For more information visit: http://coastalcurrents.org.uk/altered-states/
Altered States is an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French. Altered States features moving image by over seventy of the most fascinating international moving image practitioners working today, much of it unseen in the UK.
This exhibition includes the fruits of a worldwide search for works that articulate film’s power to initiate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a mind-expanding visionary state. The programme features a selection of cutting edge films that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange.
I will be taking part in the year long Embedded programme initiated by Sound and Music in London and involving Huddersfield University and CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico. The residency will focus on various applications of sound using game engines and will result in presentation in Huddersfield and Morelia.