Available via Confront Recordings:
Jason Kahn & Phil Julian “Valentines”
(Confront Collectors Series ccs 35)
Recorded at Goldsmiths University of London by John Macedo, 14th February 2012.
“Valentines” documents the first duo meeting between Kahn and Julian, recorded during Kahn’s tour of the UK in 2012.
The initial idea was to meet and hopefully generate audio material that could then be used later as the basis for a composition. It seemed apparent that the three improvised pieces that makes up “Valentines” stood up well on their own merits without the need for further embellishment.
The session was recorded by John Macedo, who also conducted an interview with the pair about their approaches to recording and performing. A link to this is included on a card insert with the release.
Jason Kahn – Analogue modular synthesiser, mixing board, radio
Phil Julian – Analogue modular synthesiser, computer
No overdubs, edited for length only.
My “blind date” with Rafal Kochan:
“My ‘date’ receives anonymous 6 compositions picked by me at random. He/She is supposed to discuss their artistic merits, including strengths and weaknesses of applied means of bruitist expression, structure and composing techniques.“
Phil Julian / John Macedo live duo performance and interview with Chris Weaver on Resonance FM broadcast 26/02/2013 8pm-9pm (Download – 60 mins 137.3MB)
Duo performance (Download – 20 mins 46MB)
Launched to coincide with the London LAFMS weekend, issue one of “As Loud As Possible” magazine/journal is now finally available featuring amongst other things, an interview with Phil Julian.
Order it here: http://www.asloudaspossible.org/
Interview with Jason Avery now online at Sacremento Underground Music Examiner.