Auditory Perception 1

Auditory Perception 1 is part of an exhibition at the Internation Museum of Surgical Science using contemporary research material about how our brains make sense of sound waves. The installation entails a historical artifacts of hearing aids. The book Excavating History is about this collective and has a book release at the closing reception in Jan.

Joseph G. Cruz is a trans-disciplinary artist whose work has been shown nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and featured in Time Out, Beautiful/decay, Hyperallergic, try-harder, Cabinet, Slought Foundation, culturehall, Blend/, and in the book Excavating History. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently doing research on the semiotics of the sublime (within the context of the Large Hadron Collider) for an upcoming solo exhibition at Chicago’s Comfort Station in April.


Recorded for a puppet show (along with “Puppet Tune“). Friend Kate Sheehy asked me to write a couple of tunes for her show. This was recorded in my living room. I play the guitar, mandolin, and piano at my friend Gillian’s place.

Jim Becker is a fixture in the Chicago music scene. He plays with the experimental post-rock band Califone.