During his residency at Watermill, experimental poet and electroacoustic composer Ebe Oke will create new electronic works. The works will incorporate language experiments, including bird and insect sounds used as instruments, structural maps and rhythmic guides.
Ebe Oke is an experimental artist, electroacoustic composer and performance poet who crafts avant-garde pop music exploring the idea of ‘otherness.’ From an early age, Oke's artistic practice has been multi-disciplinary. His otherworldly compositions often incorporate the sounds of birds and insects, echoing his childhood spent on an exotic bird farm in South Georgia. He has studied composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen, collaborated and performed with Brian Eno, and headlined at The Kitchen for Synth Nights, curated by Laurie Anderson. He has been an artist-in-residence with Clocktower and Pioneer Works (New York), Museums Quartier 21 (Vienna, Austria). He has performed at the Donau festival (Krems, Austria) and the Punkt Festival curated by Brian Eno (Kristiansand, Norway). Ebe also regularly collaborates as a composer and dancer with choreographer and performance artist Nissa Nishikawa and has scored award-winning films. Ebe currently lives and works in London.