Surround-sound music collaboration between Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis -
1998 >>>

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The working relationship between Philip Brophy and Philip Samartzis goes back many years. Both were involved in many of the projects released on the Present label and both lectured in Media Arts at RMIT University in Melbourne (Philip Samartzis still does). However it was not until they decided to present some surround sound performances at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in early 1998 that they formally developed the collaborative duo Ph2. This presentation and a number that followed were funded by a grant in 1998 by the New Media Arts fund of the Australia Council.

Ph2 projects arise from the opportunity to present or perform, at which point a project is developed. Surround-sound exploration is central to most of these works, combined with ways in which the two can conceptualize, score and improvize. Most works start off as pure experiments to see what outcomes will arise. Successive performances then gel the work into a form, which is then at some stage recorded in multi-speaker configuration. Some of these works eventually find their release through Sound Punch Records.


Bionic Blue Bubblegum Slurpee
1998: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (quadraphonic versions)
1998: Revolver Upstairs; Slappo's - both Melbourne (stereo versions)
1999: The Continental; The Punter's Club - both Melbourne (stereo versions)
1999: CD released in Dolby Surround on Sound Punch Records
2009: DVD-R of quadraphonic mix released on Sound Punch Records
Frail Plastic Animal
1999: Revolver; Hi-Fi Bar; Laundry - all Melbourne (stereo versions)
Janet Leigh (Dead)
1999: VARIABLE RESISTANCE 1, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Anna Schwartz Gallery; the Percy Grainger Museum - all Melbourne (quadraphonic versions)
2002: CD released in Dolby Surround on Sound Punch Records
2005: Experimedia - State Library of Victoria, Melbourne (8-channel version)
2009: DVD-R of quadraphonic mix released on Sound Punch Records
Secret Acts Within Four Walls
2003: HARD & SOFT, E242, Melbourne (stereo version)
Silence & Cry
2004: IMMERSRION 3, Westspace, Melbourne (quadraphonic version)
Heat
2006: IMMERSRION 4 - part of INTERFACE Festival of New Music, The Big Reservoir, Berlin (quadraphonic score in collaboration with video by Dominic Redfern)
Northern Void
2007: ACMI, Melbourne (quadraphonic score to video by Philip Brophy) (for full information on this project see
Northern Void)
2009: CD & DVD-R released on Sound Punch Records
Chronicles of the New Human Organism
2009: Score for Ian Haig'd video (quadraphonic version)



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