Cory Allen

Cory Allen

Also known as Altered Ear
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.cory-allen.com, http://www.quietdesign.us, http://twitter.com/quietdesign

Discography of Cory Allen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Gesemi Tropisms 7 Audio 2008-11-00 TRANS>PARENT RADIATION
2 The Fourth Way 7 Audio 2008-07-01 Quiet Design
3 Hearing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Hears 5 Audio 2009-11-01 Quiet Design
4 Pearls 4 Audio 2010-12-20 Quiet Design
5 Still 4 Audio 2011-09-13 Quiet Design
6 Two / Twenty-Two 2 Audio 2012 Not On Label
7 Seam 13 Audio 2012 Quiet Design
8 Sails Set For Senex 3 Audio 2008 Austinnitus
9 The Great Order 2 Audio 2013-01-28 Quiet Design
10 Pearls 4 Audio 2013-03-07 Quiet Design


Cory Allen is a composer and mastering engineer living in Austin, Texas. His highly-produced and often subtle work focuses on the manipulation of human perception. Implementing self-organizing structures, set pitch classes, processed electronic sounds, acoustic instruments, field recordings and degraded analog sources, he actualizes eloquent sonic architectures diffused with precise aural artifacts.

Allen co-owns and operates the Quiet Design label on which he has curated and produced releases featuring artists such as Alvin Lucier, Tetuzi Akiyama, Jandek, Keith Rowe, Sebastien Roux, Erdem Helvacioglu, Duane Pitre, Yoshio Machida, Kim Myhr, Mark Cetilia and more. As of 2011, Quiet Design has released works by more than 35 artists in over 10 countries.

Cory's work has been broadcast across the globe and featured by the BBC, American Music Center, WDR3 Germany, Australia’s ABC Radio National, Wire Magazine, Fluid Radio, Alarm Press, Tokafi, and numerous others. His work has been presented by the Austin Museum of Art, MTV, SXSW Film Festival, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and more. For his work Exedra, Allen was awarded a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.


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