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:
Live four channel performance, 22nd July 2014 at Cafe OTO, London.
An alternative version of the track “Arrival” from the TRACE LP is now available as part of The Wire magazines digital compilation series.
Below The Radar 19
The TRACE LP is now available for purchase in .mp3 and .flac formats via Boomkat:
Vinyl copies are still available here, from Harbinger Sound direct, or various shops and online outlets including Norman Records (UK), Metamkine (FR) and Forced Exposure (USA). Distributed by Cargo.
New compilation at 14tracks featuring “Arrival” from the TRACE LP:
“These 14 pieces illuminate a broad cross-section of music that uses modular synth systems as a primary or prominent source, ranging from contemporary compositions by Frank Bretschneider, Some Truths and Martial Cantarel, to historical pieces by Gordon Mumma and Conrad Schnitzler…”
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.
Review by Paul Margree of some recent releases including Atlas and the duo recordings with Jason Kahn on and Dale Cornish:
Pleased to announce that my “TRACE” LP is now available to order via Harbinger Sound.
Stereo mixes of material originally recorded at EMS Stockholm last year for diffusion over the Audiorama surround system.
Mastered by Joe Panzner, sleeve photography by Eddie Nuttall, thanks to Ian M Fraser.
£12 + p&p. More info and orders via Steve Underwood ~ harbingersound (at) lineone .net
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.