SUNDAY MAY 18, 2008
Maximum Arousal presents:
PHILIP JECK (UK)
+ FRANCIS PLAGNE BIG BAND & BEN BYRNE (SYD)
Philip Jeck 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 we as well as his solo concert work. His best kown work "Vinyl Requiem" a performance for 180 '50's/'60's record players. This work won the Time Out Performance Award for 1993. He has also over the last few years returned to visual art making installations using from 6 to 80 record players including "Off The Record" for Sonic Boom at The Hayward Gallery, London (2000).
He works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. He records for the Touch label and makes geniunely moving and transfixing music and this will be his first Australian appearance & is not to be missed!!!
252 SWANSTON ST