Sunk Heaven was founded in 2012 by experimental musician Austin Sley Julian. Based in performance, no input mixers, and synthesizers, sunk heaven has used the stretches of sonic extremity to produce elegant yet self destructing soundscapes. through these sonic environments emerge rhythm and poetry where song lives. Sunk heaven further expands this inventive instrumentation into the experimental electronic conversation. Sunk Heaven tours nationally and internationally, releasing 10 albums in the past 10 years. Sley Julian has produced work in Pioneer works Performance residency in Jan of 2021 and Issue Project Room’s Artist In Residence program in 2021.
Based in performance, no input mixers, and synthesizers, Sunk Heaven has used the stretches of sonic extremity to produce elegant yet self destructing soundscapes. Through these sonic environments emerge rhythm and poetry where song lives. Sunk Heaven uses performance in such a way that sets it far from other harsh noise/electronic projects. With wireless technology, Sunk Heaven can perform in a room and use all elements of the space. Using the contact micd saw instrument, the contact with different floors and objects create different sounds and sparks, creating high dynamics and energy. The mixture of song structure and freeform electronics create new and unconventional form that stands apart from a lot of other music. Austin Sley Julian's previous work in the groups Sediment Club and Signal Break lead his musical career towards pushing the limits of instrumentation and building homemade instruments to electronic conversation.