PHILIP JECK + AVSLUTA
Thursday 30 September 2021 | 8:30pm (doors 8pm)
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Philip Jeck studied visual arts at Dartington College of Arts in the 1970’s and has been creating sound with record- players since the early 80’s. He has worked with many dance/theatre companies and with musicians/composers such as Jah Wobble, Steve Lacy, Gavin Bryars, Jaki Liebezeit, David Sylvian, Hildur Gudnadottir and Johann Johannson.
He has released 14 solo albums, including “Iklectik”, a live recording on the Touch label. “Suite”, a vinyl only release,
won a Distinction at The Prix Ars Electronica, and a cassette only release on Tapeworm “Spool”, playing only bass guitar.
His CD “Sand” (2008) was 2nd in The Wire’s top 50 of the year. His largest work made with Lol Sargent , “Vinyl Requiem” was for 180 record-players, 9 slide-projectors and 2 16mm movie-projectors. It received a Time Out Performance Award.
Vinyl Coda I-III, a commission from Bavarian Radio in 1999 won the Karl Sczuka Foderpreis for Radio Art.
Philip still works as a visual artist, usually incorporating sound and has shown installations at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Hayward Gallery, London, The Hamburger Bahnhof Gallery, Berlin, ZKM in Karlsruhe and The Shanghai, Istanbul and Liverpool Biennales. In 2009 he received The Paul Hamlyn Composers award.
He has toured in an Opera North production playing live to the silent movie Pandora’s Box (composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir and Johann Johannson). He has also worked with Gavin Bryars on 3 versions of “The Sinking Of The Titanic and “Pneuma” for a ballet choreographed by Carolyn Carlson for The Opera de Bordeaux and has made and performed the sound for “The Ballad of Ray & Julie” at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. He was commissioned to write a piece, “Ore” for a string trio and organist premiered at The Union Chapel in London (2018). His latest release made with Faith Coloccia is “Stardust” (2021).
Lucie Stepankova (aka Avsluta) is an electro-acoustic composer and performer, free-improviser and lecturer of improvisation and performative practices at the London College of Communication. She runs Introspective Electronics – a collective platform for adventurous music featuring regular radio shows, podcasts, and event series.
Inquiry about our being in, experiencing and interacting with the world through the lens of deep ecology and new materialist theories is at the core of her practice.
Lucie works with objects and natural materials, field recordings, electronics and digital processing to embody speculative narratives challenging our understanding of reality and in so doing seeks to unlock its potential for transformation. The general aim of her practice is to encourage audiences to engage in listening as an active creative practice, reconnect with and embody emotions, and discover new approaches towards solidarity as understood within the framework of deep ecology.
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