Touch Radio 125 | Philip Jeck

10.05.16 - Philip Jeck - Live at The Battery, San Francisco - 17:26 - 320 kbps

As part of the Touch Conference series of events which took place on the west coast of USA April-May 2016. With thanks to Brooke Wentz.

Photo: Gun battery placement, Hawk Hill

 

Live in Berlin | 16th May 2016

Philip Jeck
Joke Lanz
Audrey Chen

Roter Salon/Volksbuhne
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1
10178 Berlin
Germany

doors:19.00
show: 20.00

tickets available from:
ticket.volksuehne-berlin.de

 

Touch Conference | USA April - May 2016

A series of conferences featuring Touch artists on the west coast of America presenting and demonstrating their work to a discerning audience:

Touch (est. 1982) is one of the last surviving labels from the turbulent new wave period in London, which uniquely fused art, design and music. Hear artists from the label roster present and demonstrate their work to a discerning audience.

Philip Jeck uses turntables and sampler to create a unique sonic improvisation, both emotionally captivating and technically involving.

Mark Van Hoen, with modular synth and software pushed the analogue/digital envelope to create damaged melodies, drones and dense claustrophobia.

Simon Scott explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition.

Daniel Menche - In a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure, Daniel Menche has established himself as a musician with an uncharacteristic sense of focus and determination. Rather than creating "noise," he strives for order and cohesiveness. Aural intensity is not a representation of confusion or the chaotic, but a concerted effort to provoke and stimulate the listener’s imagination by generating intensely powerful sounds and music.

Bethan Parkes - Her work spans across field recording, sound design, ambisonic composition and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonic and visually articulated spaces.


April 29th, Aeterna Gallery, Los Angeles
An archive for this Touch Conference event can be viewed here
Philip Jeck
Jon Wozencroft (photography exhibition, part of Touch Retrospective April 9th on...)
Touch

Jon Wozencroft will not be present
Further details on Facebook and in Artillery Magazine


April 30th, Volume, Los Angeles
Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Bethan Parkes
Touch

Location: 5240 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Tickets


May 1st, Aquarius, San Francisco
Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Touch


May 2nd, The Gray Area, San Francisco
Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Touch

Tickets


May 3rd, private location (invitation only), San Francisco
Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Touch


May 4th, Holocene, Portland
Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Daniel Menche
Touch


May 7th, Chapel Space, Seattle
Philip Jeck
drøne
Daniel Menche
Touch


May 10th Dublab, Los Angeles (Radio)
Philip Jeck
Touch

You can read a feature in Adventures in Sight and Sound here

 

Live Dates for March 2016

11th March

A4, Bratislava (SK)

a4.sk/


12th March

PRAHA, Brno (CZ)

www.imhhh.cz/program/brezen-016/pedro-lopes-p


13th March

Rhiz, Vienna (A)

rhiz.org/

 

Spire Live at The Unitarian Church, Cambridge | 26th February 2016

5-9pm
5 Emmanuel Road
Cambridge
CB1 1JW

Directions

Performers:

John Beaumont
Marcus Davidson
Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews
Simon Scott
Claire M Singer
The Eternal Chord

This concert will be recorded and the entry fee guarantees you a free copy of some of the recordings [wav files]. Which tracks we make available will depend on the quality and suitability of the recordings, of course...

More info and tickets

 

LISTEN: Philip Jeck's Favourite Music

A fascinating personal guided tour of the avant multi-media composer's extensive vinyl collection... including reggae housed in cream cracker packets [John Doran]

Julia Dempsey of The Art Assembly travelled up to his house in Liverpool and talked to him about his roots playing disco in clubs in the late 70s and early 80s, the joys of the rough DJ mix, discovering Arthur Russell's music in New York, reggae album sleeves printed on Jacobs Cream Cracker packets and the power of Frank Sinatra's bossa nova influenced work.

Philip Jeck is performing tonight (Thursday October 15) at St Johns Hackney as part of a bill that also features Oren Ambarchi and Arnold Dreyblatt and you can get tickets here.

Thanks to Julia Dempsey for presenting and producing and to editor, Robin The Fog.

thequietus.com/articles/19008-listen-philip-jeck-favourite-music-podcast

 

Pre-order gatefold vinyl edition of new album "Cardinal"

Pre-order here - released through Touch on 23rd October 2015

Philip Jeck writes:

"To make this record I used Fidelity record players, Casio Keyboards, Ibanez bass guitar, Sony minidisc players, Ibanez and Zoom effects pedals, assorted percussion, a Behringer mixer and it was edited it at home with minidisc players and on a laptop computer."

Photography and artwork by Jon Wozencroft
Cut by Jason at Transition

Track listing:

Side 1.

Fleeing
Saint Pancras
Barrow in Furness (open thy hand wide)
Reverse Jersey

Side 2.

… bend the knee 1
Called In
Brief

Side 3.

Broke Up
… bend the knee 5
Called Again

Side 4.

And Over Again
The Station View
Saint Pancras (the one that holds everything)

This album comes with a free download of Philip Jeck “Live in Caen”, recorded by Franck Dubois on 28th February 2015 at Impressions Multiples #4 (ésam Caen/Cherbourg) with thanks to Thierry Weyd.

 

Live in London | 15th October 2015 St John At Hackney

More information can be found here

You can hear the set here

 

Live in Zurich | 30th May 2015

Philip Jeck: Record Players. Michaela Grill: Live-Video. Karl Limieux: 16mm Projectors

TAKTLOS 15
(Rote Fabrik, Aktionshalle, Seestrasse 395, Zurich, Switzerland)

on Saturday 30th May 8pm

also performing that night are:

Alexander Hawkins: Piano
and Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio
(Anthony Braxton; Alto/Soprano Sax and Electronics. Taylor Ho Bynum: Cornet/Trumpet. Mary Halvorson: Guitar/Effects)

 

Live Dates for March 2015

with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux

March 7th. Artacts Festival in St Johann In Tirol, Austria
www.muku.at/

The acts on the bill:
MAJA OSOJNIK & BRASS ORCHESTRA ST. JOHANN IN TIROL
•TRIO NOW: Tanja Feichtmair, Ulrich Winter, Fredi Pröll
•STINE JANVIN MOTLAND SOLO
•JECK/GRILL/LEMIEUX: Philip Jeck, Michaela Grill, Karl Lemieux
•ALL INCLUDED: Martin Küchen, Niklas Barnö, Mats Äleklint, Jon Rune Strøm, Tollef Østvang


March 8th,. Vienna, Austria
www.liquidloft.at/article673.html

The acts on the bill:
Rogelio Sosa (mx) / electronics
Mario de Vega (mx/de) / electronics

Angélica Castelló (at/mx)/ paetzold, electronics and tapes
dieb13 (at)/ ttt
Billy Roisz (at) / electronics
Burkhard Stangl (at) / guitars

Michaela Grill (at) / laptop
Philip Jeck (uk) / turntables
Karl Lemieux (ca) / 16mm film projectors )

 



BOOKINGS FOR LIVE APPEARANCES

For all live booking enquiries, please email danilo pellegrinelli – shakti (music)

 

NOW AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP

Philip Jeck's releases on Touch are now available on Bandcamp

 

TOUCH & TOUCHRADIO | PUBLISHING & LICENSING

Philip Jeck is published by Touch Music [MCPS]. His work is also released on Touch, one of the most influential independent labels based in the UK [founded 1981/2].

Philip has contributed pieces from his archives to TouchRadio

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INSTALLATIONS

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SPIRE




Philip Jeck is a member of Spire. You can read about Spire and all the live events, including photos, here

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DISCOGRAPHY & REVIEWS

Here are Philip Jeck's releases with the titles linked to the relevent page in the TouchShop. Reviews of all of Philip Jeck's releases can be read here

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BIOGRAPHY & PHOTOS

Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early '80's and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as well as his solo concert work.

A full CV can be downloaded here.

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FEATURES & PRESS COVERAGE

Reviews

Reviews of CDs and other releases can be found in the main Touch catalogue section, which can be found here

Features

There is a feature on Philip Jeck in the twelfth edition of The Sound Projector [published in March 2004]. More information can be found here. The Sound Projector is a really excellent magazine, well-worth buying.

And in September 2010, Italian magazine Blow Up published this feature.

Part One
Part Two

October 2011

You can read an interview with Philip Jeck here

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