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Phil Julian & Martins Rokis


New Work (EMS, 2013) – Premiere!
Phil Julian

– Paus –

Biomimesis V for 17.4 channels
Martin Rokis

In collaboration with EMS


Phil Julian is a UK based experimental sound artist, composer and improviser. Under both the Cheapmachinesalias and his own name, Phil Julian has been venturing across various strains of unorthodox sound since the late 1990’s, with his prolific output on a catalogue of imprints encompassing sonic textures ranging from harsh squalls of noise to compositions structured around hyper-minimalistic timbres and drones.

Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly unstable and/or chaotic systems – modular analogue synthesizers, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works.

Audio works by Julian have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, Tapeworm, Harbinger Sound, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Anarchymoon, Second Layer, Beartown Records, Homophoni, Zeromoon as well as numerous compilation appearances. He also runs the Authorised Version label.

Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Maurizio Bianchi, Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, Ryan Jordan, Jason Kahn, Daniel Jones, Kostis Kilymis, John Macedo, Nihilist Assault Group, The New Blockaders and GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters as well as being a member of the improvised drone ensemble Signals with Mark Beazley and Chris Gowers and playing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group The Seen.

During 2013 he is a Guest Composer at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm.

Martins Rokis is working with sound in different contexts/forms, crossing boundaries between so-called computer music, psychedelic noise and abstract sound art, blending controlled generative strategies with improvisation. He also makes sound installations and works for multichannel systems. He has presented his artistic activities locally and internationally and so far he has published a few limited edition releases.


Biomimesis V for 17.4 channels

Biomimesis are a series of works that can be realized as site specific installations, performances, multi channel compositions or something in-between.
Custom-made software that generates sound structures, which are based on “nature inspired sound design”, models and processes. These sounds evolve in a spontaneous manner, they have not been composed, or follow any strict musical laws. Rather, they simulate a soundscape of some acoustic everyday space – the one on the street, in a forest or elsewhere, where sounds, according to John Cage, “live their lives”.

These “field recordings from nonexistent places” without clear origin or context seem recognizable and familiar, evoking personal associations and cultural projections, yet in the same time alien, otherworldly and unidentifiable, blurring boundaries between what we consider natural and artificial. Listeners can “zoom” in or out on various elements that make the whole soundscape, segregating or integrating them, discovering new details or subtle changes.


Längd: 60 minuter

Biljetter: Ordinarie 120 kr, student 80 kr

Gruppbokningar: kontakta Audiorama för biljettpris

Biljetter köps via vår hemsida, Tickster eller Kulturdirekt. Kulturdirekt har även försäljningsdisk på Kulturhuset. Biljetter kan vid mån om plats köpas kontant i anslutning till föreställning på Audiorama.

Earlier Event: August 23
Transit – Hartman/Agger/Bentancor
Later Event: November 6
Sound of Stockholm 2013