Phil Minton

Also known as Minton, P. Minton, P. Miton
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Discography of Phil Minton:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Q 2 Audio 2004-04-01 For 4 Ears
2 Voice Of America 2 Audio 1982 Rift
3 The Berlin Station 6 Audio 1987 FMP
4 A Doughnut In Both Hands 21 Audio 1998 Emanem
5 Solo Singing 15 Audio 1981 Rift
6 Nippara·Tokyo 8 Audio 2004
7 Goto 8 Audio 1998 Sans Soleil
8 Tasting 6 Audio 2007 Another Timbre
9 Activity Center / Phil Minton 6 Audio 2005 absinthRecords
10 Apples Of Gomorrah 17 Audio 2002-04-00 GROB
11 Voice Of America 2 Audio 1994 RecRec Music
12 As It Happened 10 Audio 1999 WIMpro
13 A Doughnut In One Hand 30 Audio 1998 FMP
14 Voice Of America 2 Audio 2006-03-25 Not On Label
15 Round About Boby (Hommage À Boby Lapointe) 8 Audio 1994 Plainisphare
16 Midhopestones 4 Audio 2009 Another Timbre
17 Voice Of America 2 Audio 2009-09-28 Free Music Archive
18 Constant Comments 5 Audio 2005-08-00 FMR Records (2)
19 The Enigma Carols 5 Audio 2005 Recorded
20 Two Concerts 10 Audio 1996 FMP
21 Fragments Of The Cadastre 3 Audio 2010 Another Timbre
22 Play The Music Of Jimi Hendrix 9 Audio 1995
23 Alive At Sonorités 5 Audio 2007 Emouvance
24 Anicca 7 Audio 2011 Dancing Wayang
25 Scatter 12 Audio 2007 FMR Records (2)
26 My Chelsea 13 Audio 1997 Rectangle
27 Xmas Songs 5 Audio 2011-08-02 Rectangle
28 Xmas Songs 5 Audio 1998 Rectangle
29 My Chelsea 13 Audio 2011-08-08 Rectangle
30 Brazzy Landscapes 10 Audio 1987 Odin
31 By The Stream 14 Audio 2013 Sub Rosa
32 Quintet 9 Audio 2013 Sub Rosa
33 New Directions In Appalachian Music 11 Audio House Of Chadula
34 Im Pavillon 2 Audio 2013 PanRec

Phil Minton (born ; November 02, 1940 in Torquay, England.) – vocalist, composer, lingua-artist. He got his first lessons in trumpet playing at the age of 15. Since 1959 till 1961 he was a member of the Brian Waldron Quintet (Torquay). After moving to London in 1962 he worked as a vocalist and trumpet player with the Mike Westbrook Orchestra (since 1962 till 64, and since 1971 till1990), touring in various countries of the world and taking part in festivals in Adelaide, Edinburgh, New York, Strasbourg and Berlin. He is the founder and leader of the vocal band Voice (in collab. with M. Nichols, J. Tippets), and also of a great number of impromptu vocal duets and trios with F. Frith, R. Turner, P. Brotzmann, G. Christmann, G. Lewis, R. Malfati, M. Waisvisz and others, giving concerts in Europe, Russia, USA and Australia. At that time he participated in various intermedia artistic projects, like for example, in Konrad Boehmer’s opera Apocalipsis cum figuris, M. Figgis’s theatrical performances and so on. In the late 1980s, besides tough touring, he participated in a number of international festivals, including the ones in Victoriaville, Willisaw, Vancouver, Linz, and also at the Ars Electronica (Linz), Musica Strasbourg (Strasbourg) and others. In 1988 Phil Minton was called the Best Male Singer in Europe by the International Jazz Forum Magazine. In collaboration with V. Weston he arranged a number of musical projects, including Songs from a prison diary (based on recordings made by Ho Chi Minh in prison, score for 22 voices), that was presented at the international festival Musica‘91 in Strasbourg and got The Cornelius Cardew Composition Prize (among others collaborative works with V. Weston are such as: Naming the animals, Mahno). In the 1990s he actively collaborated with G. Graewe’s GrubenKlang Orchester, he was a member of Trio Raphiphi (together with R. Malfati and Ph. Wachsmann), in the trio with J. Butcher and E. Hirt, with M. Mattos and M. Blume and many others. He took part in various musical festivals both as a solo musician and a member of groups, including the following festivals: Music Triennale (Cologne, 1994), Vocal Festival (Stockholm, 1994), Angelica 94 (Bologna, 1994), Berlin Jazz Festival (Berlin, 1994), Music Festival (Salzburg, 1995), International Sound Art Festival (Hannover, 1995), Vocal Jazz Festival (Novosibirsk, 1995) and many others. Minton conducted a number of concert tours with B. Ostertag’s electronic projects in the USA, Europe and Japan (1995), in Europe and the USA as a member of Phil Minton Quartet (together with R. Turner, D. Butcher, V. Weston, 1996), in Europe (with Tom Cora and Roof, 1997), in Europe (with C. Bley, 1997-98) and many others. He made numerous radio and TV recordings in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Canada, including retrospect programs about his creative activities, made by Yoon for the German channels SWF and SFB. Among his biggest works for the radio is the main part in the radio-opera Odysseus 7 (Bayericher Rundfunk, Munich). He is the author of around one hundred musical pieces recorded solo and in groups at various studios in Great Britain and abroad. The recent releases are: Two concerts (FMP, 1995), Bad Minton (Long Arms Records, 1995), Time stories (in collab. with D. Moss, Intakt, 1997), Verbatim, flesh and blood (Seeland, 1998). Phil Minton lives and works in London (Great Britain).

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