Tonight we offer the rare opportunity to see Philip Jeck perform at Fríkirkjan in Reykjavík as a part of Sequences IX – Really. Order your ticket here or come by Fríkirkjan promptly before 8pm tonight on this beautiful fall day.
English artist Philip Jeck has for decades used sound as a foundation for his art. In Jeck’s work there is a deep sense of the world that once was; old record players and tired vinyls, often dug up out of antique shops, are the source of expressive and seductive sounds, full of breaks and debris, memories and desires.
Jeck has released numerous acclaimed albums with the British publishing company TOUCH, performed at concerts and art festivals around the world, and created sound installations for respected art spaces and festivals such as Hayward Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof and the Biennale in Liverpool. Jeck has composed music for operas, ballets and films, and has worked with musicians such as Gavin Bryars, Jah Wobble (from Public Image Ltd), Jaki Liebezeit (from CAN), Jacob Kirkegaard, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Guðnadóttir.
One of Philip Jeck’s best-known works is undoubtedly Vinyl Requiem for 180 old Dansette record players, co-produced with artist Lol Sargent, premiered in Union Chapel in London in 1993.