Jay Crocker is a multidisciplinary artist and internationally-recognized composer residing on the
South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Over the past 15 years, Crocker has been intensely exploring the possibilities of sound through
homebuilt electronic and acoustic instruments of varying sophistications to experimental
compositional methods. These explorations have produced many instruments, sound
recordings, audio visual installations, and a music composition structure called “The Planetary
Crocker's intention is to create pieces of music and art that mimic life on a moment-to-moment
time-lapse. Meditations on unsynchronized behaviours that blend to achieve synchronized
relationships within our physical and digital environments. He creates synthesized improvised
interactions of sound that are designed to create new interpretations of memory and feelings
while trying to reinterpret boundaries to create boundless, beautiful and stimulating sonic worlds
that defy convention.
The installation ‘Future Fantasy 1960’ for his BIBELOT sound machine won an Artist Recogni-
tion Award from Arts Nova Scotia in 2017 and a large-format score for a piece entitled ‘A Sepa-
ration of Being’ was recently purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank.
As JOYFULTALK, Jay Crocker performs internationally and releases music on Montreal's long
standing Constellation Records. His work has received critical acclaim from media outlets such
as The New York Times, Globe & Mail, Exclaim!, Paris Trans Atlantic, and the BBC. He has
been awarded recording and composition grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Arts
Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Heritage and Tourism, and has been
long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. contact: email@example.com