My name is Colin Self and I’m an artist and composer who makes puppets, performances, and music. I’ve also been running a group singing project since 2013 called XOIR.
On this website, you can find information about past works and texts that explain projects in detail beyond the limits of monolithic instagram or twitter. I am perpetually digging through archives and backlogs to upload works, past collaborations, ephemera, etc.
I make fairly regular studio updates on my substack, where you can become a paid subscriber and support/follow my work.
and for ticket sales and other recent projects https://linktr.ee/colinself
a few things:
LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE /////// IN CONVERSATION WITH WYNNE GREENWOOD FOR THE KITCHEN NYC’S CONVERSATION SERIES
AN INTRODUCTION TO XOIR
XOIR is a methodology of group-singing that began in 2013, rooted in experimentation and exploration, focusing on collective organizing and somatic awareness over the priority of memorizing and reciting music in the binaries of western music. XOIR is not about professionalism or assimilation, and encourages amateurism as a precedent.
Siblings, the second record by Colin Self, is out now on RVNG International, released November 2nd 2018.
Order a copy here.
photo by Jonathan Grassi