Cory Neale (Core Collaborator) has created sound design for three ETS iterations to date, and created the beautiful illustrations on this site. Cory is a Philadelphia born-and-raised architect and artist. He is resident composer and sound designer for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (PHL/NYC) and Birds on a Wire Dance Theater (PHL) and works with a variety of artists across the media spectrum, including the Walnut Street Theater, keila cordova dances, and Hua Hua Zhang/Visual Expressions. Collectively, his experience spans many genres including experimental jazz, hip-hop, classical, and pop music. Cory has collaborated with a variety of artists including music ensembles, dance companies, film directors, shadow puppeteers and live sculpture, and as technical consult for stage productions. As a bassist and composer, his experience includes writing and performing in solo and ensemble settings, live accompaniment to choreography, and music production. He is a member of the bass section for the Abington Symphony Orchestra.
Cory’s visual art is based in painting and drawing, and is expressed in views of urban landscapes, portraiture, and visually abstract statements that explore color, space and light, form, and texture. Cory’s visual work is often done in conjunction with his sound work, exploring color, space, texture. He has had his drawings displayed as part of the Carpenter’s Hall 200th Anniversary Exhibit, installations in Old City Philadelphia storefronts as part of the Windows Throughout Old City Exhibition, Fleisher School of Art Memorial, and in private collections around the country. In addition, he has done illustration work for web design, print, and tattoos.