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.
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.
"Siblings demonstrates an extraordinary evolution, pulling the concept of the devotional into an abundance of new shapes. The album is a compost of sonic vocabularies—including choral, techno, pop, folk, string quartet, noise, and East Coast club rhythms—and vocal evocations of kinship, in and among which a network of invigorating ideas burst into life." — PITCHFORK
'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
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 full time member Holly Herndon, contributing vocals/production on her most recent record ‘Platform’ as well as being an integral member of her new live set up.
A fertile 18 months has 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 completion of his long awaited LP of the same name out on RVNG Int. in November 2018.