Clinker at KAG / Arnica Luminocity Festival Nov 2, 2014


Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning visual and sound artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. The past few years have seen him also composing sound and music for avant-garde film and contemporary dance works.


Joynes is currently developing his next large-scale immersive audio + visual installation entitled THE CREPUSCULAR SOUND RAY REFLECTING POOL ((( SONIC SUNS, SONAR WINDS, WINGS & SOUND BEAMS ))) which will premiere in 2022 in Edmonton, AB, Canada. This new work will expand on his cymatic-based works revealing a new artistic vocabulary revealing the visualization of sound through projected light.


A recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented the award winning large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound in May of 2015. Broken Sound was awarded the 2016 Eldon & Ann Foote Edmonton Visual Arts prize for best solo art show of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015.


Recent Live Cinema performances include the ARTS, CULTURE, and DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT (Banff Centre), MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (New York), DAT CONFERENCE (Missoula), ELEKTRA16 (Montreal), INDUSTRY BRUNCH (Detroit / Chicago), CMKY (Boulder, USA), New Forms 14 (Vancouver), MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike (Saskatoon), Koffler Centre (Toronto), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Roulette Mixology Festival (New York), Soundasaurus (Calgary), and MUTEK_10 (Montreal).


Clinker’s Live Cinema work ON THE OTHER SIDE… was commissioned by the 2008 International Leonard Cohen Festival and toured internationally. A film score for the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning feature documentary DIRT was composed by Clinker and premiered at the Vancouver DOXA Festival in May 2008 and has since been included in the archives of the USA Library of Congress. He was selected to open the Montreal MUTEK Festival 8th. Edition with his 2007 Live Cinema performance work PROVODY. Clinker’s full-length audio work entitled ON THE OTHER SIDE… (FOR L. COHEN) was released to critical acclaim on the Los Angeles Sound Art Label DRAGON’S EYE RECORDINGS in January of 2009. Through the Fall/Winter of 2009, Joynes was an artist in residence at THE BANFF CENTRE of the Arts, advancing new ideas in visual sound and music which has now become known as the Frequency Painting Series.


Previous years have seen Clinker’s sound and video work performed and exhibited in Canada and internationally in festivals and events including the KOFFLER CENTRE (Toronto), THE BANFF CENTRE, ELECTRIC FIELDS (Ottawa), MOUNTAIN COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Montana), ROULETTE MIXOLOGY FESTIVAL (New York), SOUNDASAURUS 1 & 2 (Calgary), MUTEK_10 FESTIVAL (Montreal), SOUNDFJORD RE/FLUX SUBLIMATED LANDSCAPE / SONIC TOPOLOGY @ ICA LONDON(London, UK), EMMEDIA SONIC BOOM 2009 (Calgary), THE BANFF CENTRE – INTERACTIVE SCREEN (2008 & 2007 editions), 2008 LEONARD COHEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, TANZSTARTKLAR FESTIVAL 2008 (Graz, Austria), NEW FORMS FESTIVAL 2007 & 2003 (Vancouver), SPRAWL – INTERPLAY_4 FESTIVAL 2007 (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol), SEA OF SOUND FESTIVAL 2005 (The Works – Edmonton), MUTEK LE PLACARD FESTIVAL 2005 (Montreal), and STANDART 2003 (Madrid, Spain).