Britton Powell is an American composer based in Brooklyn. Through electronics, video and percussion, his work explores psycho-acoustic phenomena, minimalism and traditions of non-western music. “If Anything Is” explores an ecstatic exchange of experience in the face of a much-accelerated media and commercial world. A meditation on the intersection of technology, ritual, and urban landscape, the work draws a map through scenes filmed in New York City and points the audience towards the collision at this crossing.
Powell has collaborated with Jon Hassell, Matmos, Lucy Railton, Jon Gibson, Huerco S, and many others. He has appeared at venues around the world including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Barbican Center (London), Today’s Art Festival (Den Haag), Ultima Festival (Oslo), Unsound Festival (Krakow), The Kitchen (NYC), and The Guggenheim House (Japan).