Sunday 26 March 2017, 7.30pm
“Ielasi’s music is a complex equation of beats, landscapes and ideas where he explores fully, the potential of space within sound. Ielasi writes auricular novels. Mellifluous and harmonious, jarring and hypnotic, his records cannot be pigeonholed or ignored.” – Tokafi
“[Ielasi's] ear for sound relation-ships and textural contrasts remains as sharp as ever.” – Nick Cain, The WIRE
Phil Julian's performance tonight will be a specific piece for live electronics and 50" Tam-tam.
Giuseppe Ielasi was born in 1974, and has lived near milan since 1990. He started playing guitar in 1988, and has worked for many years within the field of ‘improvised music’. Between 1997 and 2006 he has performed live with Thomas Ankersmit, Jerome Noetinger, Michel Doneda, Dean Roberts, Mark Wastell, Martin Siewert, Phill Niblock, Oren Ambarchi, and many others. From 2007 on, his main interest has been in site-specific solo performances, sometimes using guitars as primary sound sources but also integrating microphones and multi- channel speaker systems in order to create complex networks for sound diffusion in relationship to space. In 1998 he started the “Fringes Recordings” label, closed in 2005, and co-founded “Schoolmap Records” in 2006. He now runs Senufo together with Jennifer Veillerobe. - Fluid Radio
Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990’s principally working with modular electronic devices and computers. Releases have appeared on labels including Entr'acte, Harbinger Sound and The Tapeworm with regular solo and collaborative live performances in the UK and Europe.