Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, is a Nairobi-born, Berlin-based sound artist whose work is grounded on the discourse of field recording, noise and sound art. His work posits expanded listening cultures of sonic thoughts and sound practices, a proposition to consider and reflect on auditory cultures beyond the norms. An awareness of surroundings through creative compositions, installations and performances. He has earned international acclaim from his performances in far-flung locales such as the Barbican, London, Berlin Atonal, CTM festival, Berlin, Dekmantel, Amsterdam, Le Guess Who, Utrecht, and Tramway, Glasgow. Additionally, his profound releases on labels like Editions Mego, Subtext, Seil Records and his own imprint OFNOT. 2022 saw him supporting Big Thief in the UK/EU and touring with Fennesz in the US. He is a SHAPE artist, received an honorary mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2023 and has an MA in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts.

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