Contributed to Tom Mudd’s CONTROL installation, 9th – 13th September at Café OTO.
“CONTROL is an interactive installation exploring the relationships between artists, music, and musical artifacts. It attempts to call attention to the role that the musical artifacts play in developing musical ideas. A single dial is connected to a single speaker, but the relationship between the two is not fixed; it flits between a range of possibilities composed by a diverse range of artists. Visitors are invited to use the dial to make sounds, and to thus explore the links between their actions, the limits of the dial, and the musical ideas embedded in the software by the artists.”
“To coincide with the start of the CONTROL installation in the Project Space here’s a fantastic line-up of artists pushing at the edges of current electronic music practice. As well as performing, all the artists will be in conversation with Christopher Haworth, and the CONTROL installation will be open to view.”
20th September 2015
21h00 (concerts 21h30!)
(solo, live premiere of all-analogue Serge & Buchla project recorded at EMS, Stockholm)
(solo, live performance)
Rue de la Prairie 4
THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS + BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SCORE
10th July, Red Gallery, London
A dazzling tribute to the great Italian horror films of the 1970s will get a retrofit all of its own at this very special event. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s neo-giallo sees a man search for his missing wife in the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building, only to become submerged in the strange fantasies of sensuality and bloodshed emanating from the psyches of the place’s other inhabitants.
The initial release of The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears had no original score and instead used music from existing giallo films. Blanck Mass, Death Waltz Originals and East End Film Festival are now proud to present a spectacular new record that reaches beyond regular film soundtracks.
Edinburgh-based musician Ben Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) has devised a stage for experimentation and collaboration with several artists from across the globe. Each was assigned a scene to work with and given complete freedom to score it how they wanted, without any knowledge of what was planned by the other musicians. Contributions came from Stockholm’s Roll The Dice, London’s Helm, Moon Gangs, and Phil Julian, Glasgow’s Konx-Om-Pax, and New York’s C. Spencer Yeh, as well as Blanck Mass himself.
The end result is a fascinating record that enthralls, seduces and terrifies in equal measure. Death Waltz’s double vinyl is housed inside a 425gsm reverse board gatefold sleeve pressed on an exclusive screening event colour ltd to 500 units.
The screening will be followed by a DJ set from Blanck Mass and friends.
Order the double LP here.
Photo by Wild Don Lewis
Sunday 19 July 2015, 8pm
Bob Bellerue + Phil Julian + Tom White
“Great to host Brooklyn-based noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician Bob Bellerue at OTO alongside a welcome return for experimental sound artist, composer and improviser, Phil Julian, and multimedia artist Tom White. Drawing on over 25 years of eclectic and wide-ranging music making, Bellerue will tonight be performing a piece for amplified piano.”
Will be performing at the closing event of the Goldsmiths Sound Art Group “Sound | Place” exhibition using the Sonic Immersive Research Labs multichannel audio system.
Tuesday 12 May 6.30pm – 22pm
St James Hatcham Building, Goldsmiths, University of London,
St James, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Full schedule and more information:
Saturday 28 February, 14:00
Studio A2, Primary, 33 Seely Road, NG7 1NU Nottingham
2-11pm – £3 on the door
Reactor Halls E14: Cables:
“A cable is more than a mere length of wire. It is a trail to be followed, tracing a line between two points, or a meshwork of interwoven threads. Rammel Club will present installations, workshops and performances that explore the electronic aspects of auditory arts and collaborative improvisation. With: A.N.T. Attack, [D-C], Dale Cornish, Experimental Sonic Machines, Ian Watson, Marlo Eggplant, Melanie O’Dubshlaine, Mortar Fiskeren, Murray Royston-Ward, Phantom Chips, Phil Julian, and Trans/Human.”
* Review of the event by Marlo De Lara and Benjamin Hallat at Radio Free Midwich.
7th February 12-9pm
8th February 11:15-5pm
Great Hall, Goldsmiths, SE14 6NW
23 artists exploring the acoustics of the Great Hall at Goldsmiths University via an unusual 8-speaker system w/ Phil Julian, John Wall, John Macedo, Lee Fraser, Erik Nyström, Roberto Crippa, Tom Mudd…
Full schedule and more info here:
Performing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group THE SEEN at Old Limehouse Town Hall, London on Sunday 25th January 2015 starting at 3pm.
Wednesday, 10th December 2014
Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road
London E8 4AE
Phil Julian & John Macedo
Lee Fraser & Erik Nyström
Paul Watson & Duncan Harrison
8pm | £6