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Philip Jeck

Vinyl Coda I-III

2 CDs

The sound performer Philip Jeck, who lives in Liverpool, was trained in the fine arts at the Dartington College of Arts in England. Since the seventies he has used the medium of stage performance. Since the early eighties Jeck has been experimenting with the possibilities of the DJ, he works with turntables, tape recorders and electronics.
In 1993 A Vinyl Requiem was presented in London, a sound performance and installation with 180 Dansette record players, manipulated disks and a number of film projectors. For this homage to the fading vinyl age Jeck won the 1993 Performance Award.

Other works (selected):
Off the Record, Bridge. For Bayerischer Rundfunk / Radio Drama and Media Art Jeck composed Vinyl Coda I and Vinyl Coda II, which was performed and broadcast live in the studio in Munich. Vinyl Coda III was the opening event for the festival intermedium 1, which took place from 19 to 21 November 1999 at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts.
Vinyl Coda I was nominated Radio Play of the Month of February in 1999 by the German Academy of the Performing Arts: "The performance is fascinating because two transparent patterns become come to light in the composition, but they are broken up and varied in a surprising way. The listener's expectations are therefore continually undermined and the piece, lasting a full 20 minutes, is good for surprises up to the very end. With its artistic principle of contrasting the imperfection of antiquated hardware and software with the digital perfection of modern studio technology, Jeck makes a central theme of radio and the 'DJ culture', which has made an art form of scratching."
Vinyl Coda II was nominated Karl-Sczuka-Award, 1999 by Südwestrundfunk.
Philip Jeck, who once gave his performances the subtitle low-fi classics for the electronic generation, once again takes his orchestra consisting of Dansette record players from the 50s and 60s on a hypnotic sound journey: on his Dansettes he places disks he has picked up at flea markets. With the crackling, rustling and hissing – all the interference dirt and wear causes on old sound media – the materials starts to speak. Jeck's compositional concept for outdated HiFi units: loop 'n' scratch – he works the disks with glue and a scalpel so that the needle sticks at desired points and generates sound loops at various playing speeds between 16 and 78 rpm. Music sequences, noises, voice and speech fragments form the tonal structure of Jeck's material-bound compositions.
His sound pieces, which will emerge live in front of an audience, will be one-offs.

CD 1
Vinyl Coda I
Composed and performed by Philip Jeck
Studio Performance: Livesendung / Live Broadcast: 17.02.1999
Bayern2Radio, Munich
Produced by: Bayerischer Rundfunk / Hörspiel und Medienkunst

Vinyl Coda II
Composed and performed by: Philip Jeck
Studio Performance: Livesendung / Live Broadcast: 19.02.1999
Bayern2Radio, Munich
Produced by: Bayerischer Rundfunk / Hörspiel und Medienkunst

CD 2
Vinyl Coda III
Composed and performed by: Philip Jeck
Liveaufnahme / Recorded live at intermedium 1, 19.11.1999
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Produced by: Bayerischer Rundfunk / Hörspiel und Medienkunst
Hessischer Rundfunk - DeutschlandRadio - Radio Bremen

intermedium rec. 002
ISBN 978-3-939444-03-9
CD out of stock


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