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Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990’s principally working with modular electronic devices and computers.

Audio works by Julian (and under the Cheapmachines alias) have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, The Tapeworm, Harbinger Sound, Confront Recordings, Conditional, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Beartown Records as well as numerous compilation appearances.

He also ran the Authorised Version label from 2000 to 2020.

Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, Jason Kahn, Daniel Jones, Kostis Kilymis, Tom Mudd, Angharad Davies, John Macedo, Dominic Lash, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Andie Brown, Dale Cornish, Ryan Jordan, Maurizio Bianchi, 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 performing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group The Seen.

Artist Residencies:

2013 – Guest Composer, EMS Elektronmusikstudion (Stockholm, Sweden) « Posts

Awards / Nominations:

2013 – Francis Chagrin Award, Sound And Music « Post
2016 – Spellemann Award – “Crepuscular Hour” by Maja Ratkje (Nomination) « Post