Live Dates for March 2015

with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux

March 7th. Artacts Festival in St Johann In Tirol, Austria
www.muku.at/

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
www.liquidloft.at/article673.html

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

The Union Chapel Organ Project and Touch are proud to present…

Spire
Union Chapel
730pm - 1030pm Thursday October 22nd 2015

www.spire.org.uk
theeternalchord.bandcamp.com

"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...


The Players


Charles Matthews

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

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.

Black Death

A duo of BJNilsen (electronics) and John Beaumont (tenor), who will also sing solo, accompanied by Charles Matthews (piano)

Claire Singer

Claire performs for Spire for the first time, and premiers a new work for organ and electronics

The Eternal Chord

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

You can buy tickets 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.
www.earweare.ch

 

Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil | 14th December 2014

Novas Frequencias 2014

 

Live in Athens | October 2014

InMute '14
Saturday 25th October

Full programme here

 

New Shows | September 2014

Vinyl Requiem Replayed

17th at Arnolfini, Bristol

21st at Bluecoat, Liverpool

Solo

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

www.opendays.dk

 

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.

www.minuteoflistening.org

For a full list of contributors:
www.minuteoflistening.org/pages/partners

 

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

suoniperilpopolo.org/events/page/7/

 

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.

Fuse ArtSpace
Bradford
Free

Facebook entry here

 

Live Performances | May/June 2014

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

www.schauspielhausbochum.de/spielplan/liminal/


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

wearefuse.co/threadfest/


Heart Of Noise Festival
Innsbruck, Austria.
8th June

www.heartofnoise.at

 



NOW AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP

Philip Jeck's releases on Touch are now available on Bandcamp

 

TOUCH & TOUCHRADIO | PUBLISHING & LICENSING

Philip Jeck is published by Touch Music [MCPS]. His work is also released on Touch, one of the most influential independent labels based in the UK [founded 1981/2].

Philip has contributed pieces from his archives to TouchRadio

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INSTALLATIONS

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SPIRE




Philip Jeck is a member of Spire. You can read about Spire and all the live events, including photos, here

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DISCOGRAPHY & REVIEWS

Here are Philip Jeck's releases with the titles linked to the relevent page in the TouchShop. Reviews of all of Philip Jeck's releases can be read here

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BIOGRAPHY & PHOTOS

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.

A full CV can be downloaded here.

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FEATURES & PRESS COVERAGE

Reviews

Reviews of CDs and other releases can be found in the main Touch catalogue section, which can be found here

Features

There is a feature on Philip Jeck in the twelfth edition of The Sound Projector [published in March 2004]. More information can be found here. The Sound Projector is a really excellent magazine, well-worth buying.

And in September 2010, Italian magazine Blow Up published this feature.

Part One
Part Two

October 2011

You can read an interview with Philip Jeck here

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