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Phil Julian
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Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990s 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, The Tapeworm, Superpang, Harbinger Sound, Banned Production, Confront Recordings, Conditional, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), Beartown Records, con-v 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 John Macedo, Dale Cornish, Jason Kahn, Tomas Korber, Ben Owen, Michael Renkel, Daniel Jones, Kostis Kilymis, Angharad Davies, Dominic Lash, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Maurizio Bianchi, Tom Mudd, Andie Brown, Ryan Jordan, 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) » read more

Awards / Nominations

2013 - Francis Chagrin Award, Sound and Music » read more

2016 - Spellemann Award - “Crepuscular Hour” by Maja Ratkje (Nomination) » read more