Joseph Hammer

Emerging Fields, 2002

Joseph Hammer, a sound artist from Los Angeles, has actively created experimental works since 1980. His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and uses music as it influences our notion of time, memory, and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction. As a member of the trio Solid Eye, Hammer has performed internationally and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene.