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

5 Emmanuel Road



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

Live in London | 15th October 2015

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

(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 | March 2015

with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux

March 7th. Artacts Festival in St Johann In Tirol, Austria

The acts on the bill:
•TRIO NOW: Tanja Feichtmair, Ulrich Winter, Fredi Pröll
•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

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 )

Live Dates | Early 2015


On 25th January at the Rotterdam International Film Festival with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux

6th February at EARWEARE festival in Biel/ Bienne, Switzerland.

Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil | 14th December 2014



Novas Frequencias 2014

Live in Athens | 25th October 2014

InMute ’14
Saturday 25th October

Full programme here

Live Dates | September 2014

Vinyl Requiem Replayed
17th at Arnolfini, Bristol
21st at Bluecoat, Liverpool

19th at the Open Days Festival in Aalborg, Denmark.

Philip Jeck & Michaela Grill & Karl Lemieux live in Montreal | 12th June 2014

SUONI PER IL POPOLO Festival Montreal, Canada

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Sala Rossa 13$/15$ 20h30

Austrian video artist Michaela Grill together with Canadian filmmaker Karl Lemieux and British turntablist Philip Jeck, will present a unique and improvised audio-visual performance in which image and sound, analog and digital elements are synergistically interwoven.

michaela grill: laptop
philip jeck: turntables
karl lemieux: 16mm projectors

Q&A with Philip Jeck | 25th May 2014

Mike Harding hosts a Q&A with Philip Jeck at 4:30pm on Sunday. An immense musical event featuring performances from Robert Millis, Philip Jeck, Basic House, Lee Patterson, Female Band, and Dean McPhee.

Fuse ArtSpace

Facebook entry here

Live Dates | May/June 2014

The Detroit Project (Bochum, Ruhr, Germany)
20:00-21.00. 15th, 16th and 17th May
at Turbinehalle, Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum, Germany

25th May
Fuse Artspace, Bradford, England
Q&A with Mike Harding [Touch] & live performance

Heart Of Noise Festival
Innsbruck, Austria.
8th June

Live in Bristol | 1st February 2014


Philip Jeck & Sidsel Endresen Live at King’s Place, London | 17th November 2013

Music / Sunday, 17 November 2013 – 5:00pm / Hall Two

The legendary Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen met revered British turntablist Philip Jeck at the Punkt Festival in Norway in 2011. In 2012 they performed together as improvisers for the first time in Oslo in the conexions series. This show brings Scene Norway 2 to an exciting conclusion.

Presented in collaboration with conexions.

‘To watch a woman sitting on a stool and share an […] unfathomable technique, with a voice which is warm yet dangerous, appealing yet untouchable is an experience we don’t find anywhere else.’ Fiona Talkington

Curated by Fiona Talkington and part of EFG London Jazz Festival Kings Place Residency

Retrospective Michaela Grill | 14th March 2013


Thursday, March 14th, 21.00, Kunsthaus Graz, Space 04

The Austrian video artist Michaela Grill, together with Canadian filmmaker Karl Lemieux and British turntablist Philip Jeck, will present an audio-visual performance: a unique and improvised live-interaction in which image and sound, analog and digital elements are synergistically interwoven.

Michaela Grill: laptop
Philip Jeck: turntables
Karl Lemieux: 16mm projectors

Philip Jeck Plays Atmospheres 4 | Touch.30 Live at Beaconsfield



A two-day festival celebrating 30 years of Touch, with performances, installations and displays, and a full programme of workshops and masterclasses in design and music, recording, mastering and the digital realm. The full programme is now available to read below.

Venue: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY
Dates: 5-6 December 2012

The Festival Pass entitles you to access all events at this festival and is now onsale here:
Buy the Festival Pass in the TouchShop
Buy your ticket for 5th December 2012 (programme below)
Buy your ticket for 6th December 2012 (programme below)
Day tickets will be available on the door for £25 per night. Call on the day on 07958 984703 if you need to check on availability before you travel.

Atmospheres 4 – Touch.30 at Beaconsfield is the main UK event in a year-round programme of activities celebrating 30 years of existence.

Atmospheres 4 – Touch.30 at Beaconsfield is a two-day festival with performances, installations and displays, and a full programme of workshops and masterclasses. The Festival will explore all aspects of Touch: the music; the distinctive and influential design and photography; the process of recording and mastering; and the opportunities of the digital realm.

Participation in the event will extend well beyond Touch artists and creative team into the hinterland around the label: academics, industry professionals, other ground breaking music organisations etc.

Atmospheres will be curated by two of Touch’s founders and the current creative team, Mike Harding and Jon Wozencroft, and produced by them with along with Touch’s experienced digital and live production team already responsible this year for events in the UK, Germany, Belgium, USA and elsewhere detailed here.

Day One – Wednesday 5th December 2012

Afternoon events, 2pm-6pm:

• 2pm: Jon Wozencroft talks about the history of Touch, “Through the Digital Glass”
• 2:30pm: Denis Blackham (Skye Mastering) and Christian Fennesz on mastering for digital manufacture and the demands of the “Venice” project
• 3pm: “When did sound become music?” Sonic intervention from Panasonic.
Chaired by John Kieffer: Denis Blackham, Jason (Transition Mastering Studios) and Jon Wozencroft, a panel on digital and analogue sound, and how this determines listening outcomes

Sonic intervention from Ryoji Ikeda

4pm Break

• 4:15pm approx. Edwin Pouncey discusses his record collection…
• 4:30pm: Chaired by Tony Myatt (University of Surrey): Mike Harding, Seb Jouan (Aecom Acoustic Design & Arts & Culture) on multi-channel with Hildur Gudnadottir. This session reflects upon hi-audio formats, a specific example, and their future
(Followed by questions)

Screening Situations (upstairs), 6pm-7pm

• Coda-plus 47 (audio by Fennesz & Ryoji Ikeda)
• Liquid Music (audio by Fennesz)

Evening Performances, 8pm-11pm

• Hildur Gudnadottir – Leyfɗu Ljósinu (Beaconsfield version)
• audio intervention by David Toop, a presentation of “Yanomamo Shamanism”, released on ‘Touch Travel’ [T4] in 1984.
• Philip Jeck
• People Like Us – 4′ 33″
• audio intervention by BJNilsen, who plays a new piece recorded outside the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, “The cackle of dogs and laughter of death”.
• Playback of a surround-sound rendition of his Touch.30 piece “Brussels Nord” by Chris Watson (in absentia)
• Fennesz

Day Two – Thursday 6th December 2012

Afternoon events, 2pm-6pm:

• 2pm: Mike Harding introduces Touch’s digital presence on the web with Philip Marshall (websites) & Tim Medcalf (iOS devices) followed by at
• 2:45pm: Paul Wilson & Cheryl Tipp from The British Library on the TouchRadio archive
• 3pm: Jon Wozencroft & Garry Mouat – “Bromides and Spray Mount” – Touch design in the early years
• 3:45pm: Design Seminar by Jon Wozencroft – How Touch has responded to changing formats and download culture
•: 4:30pm Jon Wozencroft & Peter Saville discuss their parallel experience of visual culture, and the movement of graphic design to the art world (Followed by questions)

Screening Situations (upstairs), 6pm-7:15pm
• The Whitstable Symphony (audio by BJNilsen)
• The Suffolk Symphony (audio by Philip Jeck & BJNilsen)

Evening Performances, 8pm-11pm

• Thomas Köner
• followed by an audio intervention by Bruce Gilbert – “Sliding off the World”
• CM von Hausswolff
• Jon Wozencroft introduces Jon Savage’s and his pirate broadcast for Network 21 in 1987
• Biosphere – transfiguring Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”

Bar area: audio interventions by Simon Fisher Turner and others…
In the Bar: Photography by Jon Wozencroft: The Listening Eye

Buy the Festival Pass in the TouchShop
Buy your ticket for 5th December 2012
Buy your ticket for 6th December 2012

Pandora Tour Dates

Dir. Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Germany 1929, 133 mins. Cert PG
Silent film with a new live score

Composed and performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Gudnadóttir… “…at that time a dangerously shocking film. It still remains an intensely sexy one.” [The Guardian]
“Supremely evocative compositions” [BBC music]

GW Pabst’s 1929 silent film follows the rise and fall of the captivating, amoral young prostitute Lulu and her various ill-fated relationships, brought to life by the inimitable Louise Brooks.

Part of an international renaissance of silent film, this special screening sees award-winning Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Fordlandia), cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Múm/Throbbing Gristle), and turntablist Philip Jeck combine forces.

The brand new live soundtrack plays with the film’s volatile energy, Weimar-era recordings and the iconic figure of Louise Brooks.

Tour dates:

31st October
Show 1: Islington Assembly Hall, London
1st November
Show 2: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
2nd November
Show 3: RNCM, Manchester
3rd November
Show 4: Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick

Vinyl Requiem 20 in 2013


Vinyl Requiem, Philip Jeck’s award-winning installation piece from 1993, celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

An edited version of the 1993 UK premier at the Union Chapel, London. Winner of a Time Out Performance Award, this was an 80 minute sound and vision experience event I co-created with sound artist / composer Philip Jeck. Devised as a celebratory marker in time to the demise of the main stream production and use of the vinyl ‘record’ as the ‘CD’ began to take over… ‘download’ was not yet in the public’s audio vocabulary.

Touch Live in New York City | September 2012

In September 2012 Touch in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room will present a series of events in Manhattan and Brooklyn (or across New York) celebrating the publisher’s 30th anniversary. Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent music company of its time. The label has presented a wide range of artists from New Order to Thomas Köner, and now has a strong focus on artists such as Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Jana Winderen, Hildur Gudnadottir, Oren Ambarchi and Biosphere.

How to buy tickets:

Festival pass includes admission to the following events (there will also be various afternoon events included in the price – to be announced soon):

Thu, September 13, 2012  8:00pm
Philip Jeck & Ted Riederer + Ken Montgomery at Our Lady of Lebanon – 113 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Fri, September 14, 2012  8:00pm
Eleh + Lary 7 at Our Lady of Lebanon – 113 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sat, September 15, 2012  8:00pm
Chris Watson* & Marcus Davidson – “The Bee Symphony” & the world premier of the second part of the trilogy “Sea Polyphonies” at Our Lady of Lebanon – 113 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
[*unfortunately Chris Watson is unable to attend]

Sun, September 16, 2012  7:00pm
Touch ensemble at Experimental Intermedia
[Access to this performance, with a $5 donation, is included for festival passholders only!]

Philip Jeck & Elliott Sharp Live at Cafe Oto | 22nd July 2012

Door Times : 8pm

Tickets: £8 adv / £10 on the door

Elliott Sharp is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer and central figure in the avant-garde music scene in New York City for over thirty years. He’s played OTO a few times before and this one promises something different but equally enchanting as he pairs up with Philip Jeck on record players and keyboards.

Touch.30 Live at Kingston University | 3rd May 2012

We have 40 free tickets available in the TouchShop for:

May 3rd Touch.30 live at Kingston University Improvisation and Digital Arts Festival
Market House, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey UK

Philip Jeck
Chris Watson

1500-1700 Touch Seminar: Mike Harding chairs a panel with the artists
2000-2200 Touch.30 Live