Jon and Mike from Touch are deeply saddened to tell you that Philip Jeck died peacefully on Friday 25th March 2022 after a short illness. A remarkable man and a wonderful artist, he has been one of the kingpins of our work for 30 years (we first met when he performed at The Goethe-Institut in London in 1993). But with Philip it was never just the work, more the love, the spirit and the dedication. He touched so many with his wit, his zest for life and his wisdom. We will miss him terribly and our love goes out to Mary and Louis.
“For the Vinyl Junkyard publication, Philip collated snippets from the sleeve notes of LPs into a statement about his work, an extract from which I will end with: ‘…You listen to whatever comes out of now, the past. The sound can drip with well won laurels of acceptance, of transience, of longevity. There is a touch, a method that changes, adapts with the mood of the music, the times. The touch is always personal, passionate: it embraces, repels, passes, returns’.” [Bryan Biggs]
Here you can read press and radio coverage about his life and work:
The Quietus | The Guardian | Rockaxis | Noweidzieodmorza | Pitchfork | Igloo Magazine | Resident Adviser | Radio Al Hara (with Ted Riederer) | Gavin Bryars | LOUD | Pages | The Bluecoat | Crack Magazine | BBC 6 Music (Stuart Maconie) | Long Wave (dublab)
Vinyl Requiem | Long Wave (dublab) | The Wire | WFMU