Welcome to the official online presence of Thomas Bey William Bailey. TBWB is an author, electronic sound artist and occasional educator.

As a writer, his focal points are cultural extremes and interesting, under-explored aspects of sensory perception and affect. His published material - both full-length books and anthology contributions - has dealt with the peripheries of electronic music and sound art (Micro Bionic), the history of self-released audio (Unofficial Release) and the cultural history of synesthesia (To Hear the World with New Eyes). He is now at work on a collaborative book with Barbara Ellison, to be published in 2020. His personal sound work specializes in intense, cinematic pieces that interrogate notions of utopia, social conditioning, anthropocentrism, and media saturation.

TBWB has lived and worked in Japan and several distinct regions of the U.S. and Europe. He now lives in Austin, Texas. TBWB does not maintain a social media presence, so those wanting to get in touch are encouraged to do so through this channel.

New projects and works-in-progress


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info on "To Hear The World With New Eyes: A Cultural History Of The Synesthetic And Cross-Sensory Arts" - three years in the making, and available at last!

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info on the book "Micro Bionic: Radical Electronic Music and Sound Art in the 21st Century" - an accessible, yet challenging and stimulating overview of the new century's electro-musical innovations

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info on the TBWB commissioned audio project, "Thank You For Your Interest"

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TBWB editorials at Medium.com


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