Joe Grimm (formerly known as The Wind-Up Bird) is a composer/performer based in Providence, RI. Drawing inspiration from Charlemagne Palestine, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Alvin Lucier (with whom he has studied), Grimm makes music that involves acoustical and psychological phenomena. His work applies rational, structuralist tools in pursuit of irrational, ecstatic results. Performances frequently take the form of meditations: resonance, repetition, friction, and disintegration become the hypnotic focal points in an attempt to reach a state of inner tranquility and heightened attention to sonic minutiae. Grimm has collaborated with artists such as Lucky Dragons, Dirty Projectors, Glenn Branca, Alvin Lucier, Black Forest/Black Sea, and experimental filmmaker Ben Russell.