Philip Jeck Host

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Along with Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide and Martin Tetreault, UK musician Philip Jeck has been at the forefront of the reinvention of the turntable as instrument rather than mere playback device. Armed with an array of vintage record players and prepared vinyl, Jeck creates mesmerizing music through the slow accretion of a variety of simply yet radically altered sounds (choral singing, guitar, spoken word) filtered through a haze of crackles and tics. Host collects four excellent examples of Jeck's work from 2001 and 2002, including a fascinating Quicktime video of a live radio session that sheds some light on the method behind Jeck's highly affective music.