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 for March 2015
with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux
March 7th. Artacts Festival in St Johann In Tirol, Austria
The acts on the bill:
MAJA OSOJNIK & BRASS ORCHESTRA ST. JOHANN IN TIROL
•TRIO NOW: Tanja Feichtmair, Ulrich Winter, Fredi Pröll
•STINE JANVIN MOTLAND SOLO
•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 )
Spire Live at Union Chapel, London | 22nd October 2015
730pm - 1030pm Thursday October 22nd 2015
"The tall peaceful trees would be like the pipes of a great organ…" (Claude Debussy)
Combining organ and electronics, with voice and piano, Spire combines the acoustic with the digital. Starting with a live event at St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva, (which was built in 1160 and the crucible of the Reformation in 1534) in 2004, 14 further live events in York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral and other sites of special acoustic interest have taken place… Spire is an engrossing treatise on the relevance of an instrument too often forgotten by modern secular music. The music is powerful and free, restrained and reflective…
Spire is one of the most innovative projects around, drawing on the full canon of organ works, from the very first annotation in the Robertsbridge Codex from the 14th Century, to max msp patches and software sampling... With two CD releases and many performances in cathedrals and churches throughout Europe, Spire remains a potent live force in harnessing the sounds of the ages.
Spire: organ works past present & future performed by
Charles Matthews (organ)
Philip Jeck (turntables)
Black Death (Tenor & electronics)
John Beaumont (Tenor)
Claire Singer (Organ & electronics)
The Eternal Chord (Organ) with The Spire Ensemble...
other artists to be added in due course...
Co-curator of Spire and organist, Charles Matthews was born in 1966 and studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and was an organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. His teachers have included Beryl Tichbon, Gwilym Isaac, David Pettit, Patricia Carroll, Nicholas Danby, Charles Spinks and Dr Richard Marlow. Charles has won numerous awards, perhaps most notably first prize in the 1999 Franz Liszt Interpretation Competition in Budapest. His most recent solo recording is of Francis Routh's cycle The Well-Tempered Pianist.
Philip Jeck gives us a kind of archaeology of sounds, from organ, rock, kitsch or scratching. He goes to the source of sound, and promises a beautiful and mesmerising set of turntabilism (using organ vinyl records) which asks questions about time, time which is running, time of artistic creation… Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early '80's and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as well as his solo concert work.
Claire performs for Spire for the first time, and premiers a new work for organ and electronics
This organ piece explores the outer limits of the instrument, using pedals and stops in an improvised display of experimental organ music…
You can hear an interview with some of the players here
Live dates for 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
Live in Athens | October 2014
Saturday 25th October
Full programme here
New Shows | September 2014
Vinyl Requiem Replayed
19th at the Open Days Festival in Aalborg, Denmark.
One Minute of Listening
Minute of Listening is an exciting and innovative project that has the potential to provide all primary-aged children with the opportunity to experience sixty seconds of creative listening each day of the school year. By downloading a simple application to their laptops, desktops or interactive whiteboards, teachers can bring a wealth of sonic resources into their classrooms.
For a full list of contributors:
Philip Jeck & Michaela Grill & Karl Lemieux | Montreal 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, Phillip Jeck, Basic House, Lee Patterson, Female Band, and Dean McPhee.