Julian Day

Julian Day (b.1975) is a composer and sound artist based in Sydney. Described as “an epic and intimate formalist” he creates evocative works through simple yet often lateral means. His music inhabits a lush and frequently dark world of slowed down sounds, broken patterns and basic geometries, influenced by conceptual art, cracked media and pop culture. Recent works include Ascent for 100 flutes, Totem for skipping CDs and Ceremony for multiple spatialized synthesizers. Much of his work is site-specific and collaborative, taking place in spaces as varied as railway sheds, former meat markets and even New York’s Central Park lake. Day has worked with many leading musicians including Lisa Moore, Mark Stewart, TILT Brass, Mark Dancigers, David Longstreth, DuoSolo and The Song Company. His work has featured at the MATA festival, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ISCM World New Music Days, Altes Finanzamt (Berlin), Het Nutshuis (The Hague) and Liquid Architecture. Day studied at the Queensland Conservatorium and Sydney College of the Arts, undertaking lessons and masterclasses with Louis Andriessen, Martin Bresnick and Gerard Brophy among others. He won the British Council’s Realize Your Dream and The Australian Voices Young Composer of the Year awards. Day directs the keyboard ensemble An Infinity Room (A.I.R) and co-directs Super Critical Mass, a large-scale project for massed identical instruments.  He is also a writer and new music broadcaster, having presented programs on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM. www.julianday.com

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