Julyen Hamilton & Barre Phillips

“We met in April '96 in Grenoble, invited to co-lead a workshop for improvising musicians and dancers. We discovered we shared some common aims, inspirations and understanding from experience in our own respective fields which centered around a passion for improvisation. We both have a rich history of experience in each other's art forms. Since then we've met to perform, teach and talk together. From the beginning we seldom talked much about how we would work together. We simply fell to it, following each other and going our own ways beside each other. Barre is one of the most important and rightly celebrated bass players and it is a true privilege to share time on or off stage with him.”

(Julyen Hamilton)

Julyen Hamilton has been making and performing dances for 40 years throughout the world. Born and brought up in England he trained in London in the 1970's, a time of radical experimentation. He has been an exponent of innovative performance since that time. His work is mostly improvised: he composes dance works instantly as well as the texts which often accompany them. His work with text is unique: It fuses naturally his long-term writing practice with his refined skills in dancing. Since the 80's he has performed constantly in close collaboration with many quality musicians from all over Europe. Since 2009 he has developed a series of pieces as director of his company ALLEN'S LINE.

Barre Phillips, born 1934 in San Francisco. As a composer and performer he has been active in the fields of film, dance and theatre. He writes music for films - Robert Kramer, Jacques Rivette, Wiliam Friedkin, Marcel Camus and composes dance scores for Carolyn Carlson at the Opera of Paris. He gives solo concerts and teaches workshops. Recordings and concerts amongst others with Archie Shepp, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea, George Russel, Ralph Towner, Charlie Mariano, Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Michel Portal, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Jimmy Guiffre, Albert Mangelsdorf, Pierre Favre, Leonhard Bernstein, Terje Rypdal, Benny Golson, and Barry Guy. Barre's music has been documented on over 200 recordings – amongst others at ECM.

After the performance The Duo Now we see Collecting Water, a piece which Julyen made in collaboration with dancers of SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance.

Dance: Julyen Hamilton  

Live music : Barre Phillips


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/179033509

The Duo Now

55 min

30.10. - SZENE Salzburg – 8.15 p.m.

Photo: Astrid Askberger