Cory Allen

Cory Allen

Real Name:
Cory Allen
Cory Allen [b. 1982] is a composer and mastering engineer living in Austin, Texas. His work focuses on the manipulation of human perception with the intent of altering the listener's state of consciousness. Allen's music is deep, patient, meditative, highly-conceptual and often composed by implementing self-organizing structures, rule-based performances, set pitch classes and a wide variety of instruments. The Wire Magazine has called his work "elegant", while Was Ist Das says its "perfectly crafted" and an "artistic engineering achievement."

Allen co-owns and operates the Quiet Design label on which he has curated and produced releases featuring artists such as Alvin Lucier, Steinbruchel, Tetuzi Akiyama, Jandek, Keith Rowe, Sebastien Roux, Erdem Helvacioglu, Duane Pitre, Yoshio Machida, Kim Myhr, and more. As of 2015, Quiet Design has released works by more than 35 artists in over 10 countries.

Cory's work has been featured by the BBC, WDR Germany, Australia’s ABC Radio National, Wire Magazine, The American Music Center, Fluid Radio, Alarm Press, Tokafi, and many others. His work has been presented by the Austin Museum of Art, MTV, SXSW Film Festival, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and more. For his work Exedra, Allen was awarded a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Cory Allen Discography


CNV45 Cory Allen Observing A Warmth(File, MP3) CONV CNV45 Spain 2007
Cory Allen Gesemi Tropisms (Album) TRANS>PARENT RADIATION US 2005 Sell This Version
alas005 Cory Allen The Fourth Way(CD, Album) Quiet Design alas005 US 2008 Sell This Version
ALAS010 Cory Allen Hearing Is Forgetting The Name Of The Thing One Hears(CDr, Album) Quiet Design ALAS010 US 2009 Sell This Version
Cory Allen Pearls (Album) Quiet Design US 2010 Sell This Version
alas0016 Cory Allen Still(CD, Album) Quiet Design alas0016 US 2011 Sell This Version
Alas017 Steinbrüchel* + Cory Allen Steinbrüchel* + Cory Allen - Seam(CD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Quiet Design Alas017 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Cory Allen + Marcus Fischer (2) Cory Allen + Marcus Fischer (2) - Two / Twenty-Two(2xFile, FLAC) Not On Label none US 2012
none Cory Allen One(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label none US 2012
Alas020 Cory Allen The Great Order(LP) Quiet Design Alas020 US 2013 Sell This Version
SOD105 Duane Pitre, Cory Allen Duane Pitre, Cory Allen - The Seeker And The Healer(LP) Students Of Decay SOD105 US 2014 Sell This Version
Cory Allen The Source (Album) Punctum Records US 2015 Sell This Version


tube104 Cory Allen Satori In Atlantis(5xFile, MP3, VBR) Test Tube tube104 Portugal 2007
none Cory Allen Sails Set For Senex(File, MP3) Austinnitus none 2008