Cole Bee Wilson

I am an installation, performance and sound artist based in Austin, TX and Santa Fe, NM.

My most current work, H. Thunderbolt, is a recorded composition that elucidates the epic histories of the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome, focusing primarily on the life of the General Hannibal Barca. This effort includes the collaboration of over 100 musicians, countless recording sessions that have spanned the breadth of America, subterranean field recording in the catacombs underneath the city of Austin and even the demolition of a piano with a sledge hammer recorded with home made contact microphones. The record is a blend of lush drones, walls of noise, aching melodies and earnest lyrics about what it is to fail and the victory theirin. The project is scheduled for release in the spring of 2015.

My previous works include managing and composing for the 30 piece folk orchestra the Apple Miner Colony from 2006-2010 and developing the sound design for the Santa Fe based artist collective Meow Wolf from 2012 to the present. My work has been reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, Hyper Allergic and the Guardian, UK.

I spend most of my time thinking about how things sound, appear and feel. Otherwise, I'm teaching, drawing, writing poems or punning... endlessly.