TJ Norris is a multidisciplinary artist (and sometimes curator) living in Fort Worth. His work is included in many private and public collections internationally. Some of the publications he has written for include: ARTnews, Leonardo (MIT Press), XLR8R, Willamette Week, Oregonlive.com, Dusted, Signal to Noise Magazine, Brainwashed.com, Paris Transatlantic, Resident Advisor, ie Magazine, Igloo Magazine, Vital Weekly, Art Ltd. and many others. His first monograph, Shooting Blanks, was recently released (May 2018). After Norris closed his experimental a/v gallery, Soundvision in 2003 he traveled to lead sonic sound oriented panels and discussions at various music festivals including: Mutek (2007, Breaking Barriers in the Audio/Visual Divide), Decibel (2005, The Relationship Between Technology and Art); and Intransitive (2004, Sound and Geography: Community and Place in Experimental Music). He was a media correspondent for Sonar (2003).
BEND MY EARS: Our focus areas include hi-resolution sound, electronic music (ambient, minimal, dub, some techno), experimental work, a/v presentations, field recordings, musique concrète, electro-acoustic, sound art and composition. A hard copy is preferred (CD best, but all formats welcome) so we can refer to cover art and design as well, but we are always listening to digital music.
COLLABORATIONS: Norris proudly celebrates a history of collaborations. In the past few decades he’s been involved, through curation or via installation, with several artists you may already be familiar with including: Monty Adkins, Aranos, Beequeen, Mark Behrens, Richard Chartier, Clinker, Taylor Deupree, Eso Steel, Richard Francis, Freiband (Frans de Waard), Gal, Bill Horist, Humectant Interruption, Illusion of Safety (Dan Burke), Improvisatyrs, KMH, Charlie Kohlhase, Land Sound (Robert Crouch, Marc Kate), Mokira (Andreas Tilliander), Seth Nehil, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Rapoon, Christian Renou (Brume), Steve Roden, Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), S.E.T.I. (Andrew Lagowski), Nobukazu Takemura, Telepherique, Tennis (Ben Edwards, Douglas Benford), Terre Thaemlitz, The Lady Blacktronika, Asmus Tietchens, Troum, T’UM, Ultra Milkmaids, Vidna Obmana, Xela and Zimoun, among others.
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