"A web of fractured phrases, riffs and harmonies"
The New York Times
"Immersive and utterly mesmerising"
"Richly textured and expansive"
Julian Day is an artist, composer, writer and broadcaster.
Day's work treats sound as a vital means of examining the world. He looks to sound's deeply relational and territorial properties as a series of tensions between abstract and political forces. This plays out in site-responsive performances, installation, video and text.
Day performs as An Infinity Room and co-directs Super Critical Mass, a large-scale participatory project that uses sound and social connection to frame public places as heightened sites for interaction. He has presented work at Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto, MASS MoCA, Orange County Museum of Art (2017 California-Pacific Triennial), Le Poisson Rouge, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (NEW16), Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (8th Asia Pacific Triennial), Institute of Modern Art and Sydney Opera House among other institutions. His work has been acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Day's music has been performed by Lisa Moore, TILT, Third Angle, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Offspring, Australian String Quartet, The Song Company, Decibel, Orchestra Victoria and Zubin Kanga and featured in the Bang On A Can Marathon, MATA Festival, Royal Academy of Music Piano Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, VIVID Sydney, Liquid Architecture and Metropolis New Music Festival.
Day has presented radio programs for BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM, including the long-running New Music Up Late. His interviewees include Vito Acconci, Janet Cardiff, Steve Reich, Blixa Bargeld, John Cale, Laurie Anderson, Elliott Carter, David Toop and Pauline Oliveros.