Philip Jeck + Avsluta
Concert with film makers Michaela Grill and Karl Limieux
performing in Montreal and Philip Jeck in Liverpool.
Philip Jeck / Michaela Grill / Karl Lemieux
June 5th 2021
0:30 (Montreal Time)
SUONI PER IL POPOLO
Esoteric German musician and composer Manuel Göttsching performs his 1976 Ash Ra Tempel record New Age of Earth for the first time ever in its entirety.
As the leader of the groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra in the 1970s and 80s, as well as solo, Manuel Göttsching’s experimental style has been hugely influential worldwide. His extensive body of work traverses krautrock, electronic, ambient, new age, minimalism, psychedelic rock and experimental.
New Age of Earth has been ranked among the greatest ambient albums of all time. This is space music: clean, crisp electronics awash with dreamy synths that feels like floating through a slowly shifting atmosphere as the melodies gently unfurl.
Presented by RE-TEXTURED, a multi venue, multi-sensory festival for London and the UK. The festival combines experimental electronic music, modernist and industrial architecture and innovative lighting installations for an arresting visual and sonic experience.
Multimedia composer Philip Jeck opens the show.
Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic first materialised in 1969 in the form of sketches and text – the musical equivalent of conceptual art – exploring the now well-known tragedy of the ‘unsinkable’ ship. Bryars’ initial inspiration came from a report that the ship’s band was playing a hymn as it went down on 14 April 1912. The ship’s junior radio operator reported that the band never stopped playing, and the piece primarily poses the question of what happened to the music as it was submerged in the ocean.
It wasn’t until 1972 that Bryars created a performance version, which has subsequently been heard around the world. This special production includes archival film images cued to live music by artists Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder, and vinyl-based samples by turntablist Philip Jeck. The result is a poignant and direct work that still resonates 50 years on.
First performance: Music Now Ensemble conducted by Gavin Bryars, December 1972, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Watch the documentary ‘Sounds for The Sinking of the Titanic’.
Philip Jeck studied visual arts at Dartington College of Arts in the 1970’s and has been creating sound with record-players since the early 80’s. He has worked with many dance and theatre companies and played with musicians/composers such as Jah Wobble, Steve Lacy, Gavin Bryars, Jaki Liebezeit, David Sylvian, Sidsel Endresen and Bernhard Lang.
Bill Thompson is a video and sound artist living in the UK. He is a self-described throwback to the 60s and enjoys breaking things to hear what they sound like.
Mark Van Hoen (born 1966, London, England) is an electronic music composer and producer.. He has released seminal and influential recordings under his own name as
well as Locust, in additional to a multitude of collaborations with other artists. Pitchfork said, “Musically, Van Hoen belongs to a distinguished family tree. Originally influenced by the likes of Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream, and later presaging both Autechre’s glitch and Boards of Canada’s pastoral IDM.” His relationship with Touch stretches back over 25 years and his recent release “Invisible Threads” has been universally praised, and shows a new approach in a spectral, submersive, almost neo-Classical composition style.
Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London
with a background in mathematics, chemistry and fish ecology from the University of Oslo. Jana focuses her work around audio environments and ecosystems which are hard
for humans to access, both physically and aurally.
eine audiovisuelle Performance an der Schnittstelle zwischen analog und digital
Wien: VIS Vienna Shorts Festival
Hamburgerstraße 18, 1050 Wien,
Sa, 1. Juni 2019
Innsbruck: Heart of Noise Festival
Haus der Musik
Universitätsstraße 1, 6020 Innsbruck
Sa, 7. Juni 2019
Organ Reframed: Visions in Meditation
12th October, Union Chapel, London
Doors: 1830 Book here
A special screening of Visions in Meditation by Stan Brakhage with new works composed and performed by Philip Jeck, Sarah Davachi and Dark star plus James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra
Visions in meditation is a culmination of many of Brakhage’s ideas and techniques. Across four films he explores the open landscapes of North America, its open vistas, makeshift shelters and desert landscapes. He also explores autobiographical themes and a non-hierarchical view of mankind in the world. Films one, two and four will be screened in silence as intended each followed by one of our new commissions written in response. The third film will be screened with its original electronic score by Rick Corrigan.
The three artists (with Sarah Davachi and Dark star plus James McVinnie) will each bring their own unique voice to the evening:
Philip Jeck studied visual arts at Dartington College of Arts in the 1970’s and has been creating sound with record-players since the early 80’s. He has released 11 solo albums, including the most recent “Cardinal”, a double vinyl release on Touch and his 2008 record “Sand” which was second in The Wire’s top 50 albums of the year.
Philip also still works as a visual artist, usually incorporating sound and has shown installations at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Hayward Gallery, London, The Hamburger Bahnhof Gallery, Berlin, ZKM in Karlsruhe and The Shanghai and Liverpool Bienalles. He won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers 2009.
“…The impact Jeck makes with his limited means is hugely, billowingly poignant … it evokes a simultaneous sense of persistence and decay, both a profound sadness and a sense of joy.” – The Wire
Kuroshio – Philip Jeck with Karl Lemieux and Michaela Grill
Tuesday, June 12, at 21.30
Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan.
Kuroshio – Philip Jeck with Karl Lemieux and Michaela Grill
5th Feb 2018, 8:00pm
The Arts Centre
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Philip Jeck and Jonathan Raisin are revisiting the BBC commission “The Long Wave” previously performed at The Music Room, Philharmonic Hall last year and presenting a new piece they have been working on this year.
On the 18th November, 5pm at the Huddersfield New Music Festival
I am playing live with Michaela Grill, a video artist from Austria
and Karl Limieux, an analogue film maker from Canada both projecting
and manipulating their work live.
we are also at Cafe Oto, London on the 20th November
and on the 22nd November, 9pm in The Box at FACT, Liverpool
It’s worth booking if you are attending as The Box has a limited capacity.
And on the 30th November, 7.30pm at The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool L6
I am playing some pieces with the wonderful Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra.
Philip Jeck performed live with a local pianist (Jonathan Raisin) at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room for Liverpool’s “Light Night”.
Organ reframed at Union Chapel, London, is proud to present Spire live, the 17th in the series which explores the great instrument…
Part One (7-845pm)
Charles Matthews from The Robertsbridge Codex (piano)
Simon Scott (organ and laptop)
Philip Jeck (turntables)
Charles Matthews plays Philip Glass: Music in Fifths (organ)
Interval – John Beaumont (voice)
Part Two (9-1030pm)
Fennesz (organ and laptop)
Charles Matthews – Stasis: Wastelands of Sleep from Andrew Glover-Whitley’s Symphony no.4 (organ)
Claire M Singer – The Molendinar (organ)
The Eternal Chord (organ) with John Beaumont (voice)
Charles Matthews plays Charles Camilleri (piano)
tickets available from ticket.volksuehne-berlin.de
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
Jon Wozencroft (photography exhibition, part of Touch Retrospective April 9th on…)
Jon Wozencroft will not be present
Further details on Facebook and in Artillery Magazine
May 1st, Aquarius, San Francisco
Mark Van Hoen
May 3rd, private location (invitation only), San Francisco
Mark Van Hoen
May 4th, Holocene, Portland
Mark Van Hoen
May 7th, Chapel Space, Seattle
May 10th Dublab, Los Angeles (Radio)