"A web of fractured phrases, riffs and harmonies"
The New York Times

"Immersive and utterly mesmerising"
Limelight

"Richly textured and expansive"
The Wire


Julian Day is an artist, composer and writer/broadcaster. 

Day’s work frames sound as a social and civic practice. This plays out in performance, installation and video. Key projects include Super Critical Mass and An Infinity Room (AIR). 

Day has presented work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, Cafe Oto, MASS MoCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art, Artspace and Sydney Opera House. His work has been acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Orange County Museum of Art, USA and has featured in the California Pacific Triennial, Asia Pacific Triennial and Prague Quadrennial.

His music has been performed by TILT Brass, Third Angle, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Offspring, Australian String Quartet, The Song Company, Decibel, Lisa Moore and Zubin Kanga. It has featured in the Bang On A Can Marathon, MATA Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, VIVID, Metropolis and Liquid Architecture.

He 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.

Day has presented papers at Harvard University, UCLA and Goldsmiths. He is currently undertaking an MFA at Columbia University in New York through the Samstag Scholarship.

 

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