Colin Self utilises the voice, the body and computer software in his practise to open up a highly distinctive space that challenges the boundaries between human consciousness and technology. His music explores the transformative power of the human voice drawing on a diverse set of influences that include queer theory, liturgical ritual, trap rhythms and electro-acoustic sound design. He is known for his highly charged, physical performances that combine his vocal virtuosity with choreographed movement and electronic processing, unfolding into a compelling play of transmutation.
Elation is the debut solo release from Colin Self. The album is comprised of music from The Elation Series, a six-part opera demonstrating themes of transformation and global
consciousness. He has performed in galleries worldwide, from the global queer underground to contemporary art galleries such as PS1 MoMA and Issue Project Room. He is also a close collaborator of Holly Herndon, contributing vocals/production on her latest record ‘Platform’ as well as being a member of her new live set up.
A fertile 2017 featured a three night sold out run of his opera The Fool at The Kitchen in New York, a Donau Festival commissioned ambitious and highly adventurous production of Siblings, and the near completion of his long awaited LP of the same name.
“The human voice shape-shifts from bird-like call to angelic intonation, as if to guide the listener onto a different path. The world is at crisis point, it seems to infer, and we need to find another way.” – FADER
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