Phil Minton

Phil Minton

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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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Phil Minton Discography

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Phil Minton A Doughnut In Both Hands - Solo Singing (Album) Rift US 1981 Sell This Version
Fred Frith / Bob Ostertag / Phil Minton Fred Frith / Bob Ostertag / Phil Minton - Voice Of America (Album) Rift US 1982 Sell This Version
ODIN NJ 4020-1 Brazz Bros.* With Phil Minton & Egil «Bop» Johansen* Brazz Bros.* With Phil Minton & Egil «Bop» Johansen* - Brazzy Landscapes(LP, Album) Odin ODIN NJ 4020-1 Norway 1987 Sell This Version
SAJ-57 Phil Minton The Berlin Station(LP) FMP SAJ-57 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
ITM 1420 Phil Minton And Veryan Weston Phil Minton And Veryan Weston - Ways(CD, Album) ITM Records (2) ITM 1420 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CD 411 Christoph Rütimann / Fredy Studer With Bobby Burri - Phil Minton - Stephan Wittwer Christoph Rütimann / Fredy Studer With Bobby Burri - Phil Minton - Stephan Wittwer - Cactuscrackling(CD, Album) For 4 Ears CD 411 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
Christy DoranFredy StuderPhil MintonDjango BatesAmin Ali Christy DoranFredy StuderPhil MintonDjango BatesAmin Ali - Play The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (Album) veraBra Records, Call It Anything Germany 1994 Sell This Version
PL 1267-91 René Bottlang Quintet / Phil Minton René Bottlang Quintet / Phil Minton - Round About Boby (Hommage À Boby Lapointe)(CD, Album) Plainisphare PL 1267-91 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
OWN-90006 Phil Minton / John Butcher / Erhard Hirt Phil Minton / John Butcher / Erhard Hirt - Two Concerts(CD, Album) FMP OWN-90006 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Noël Akchoté Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Noël Akchoté - My Chelsea (Album) Rectangle France 1997 Sell This Version
FMP CD 91 Phil Minton A Doughnut In One Hand(CD, Album) FMP FMP CD 91 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
none Ulrike Haage / Phil Minton / F.M. Einheit Ulrike Haage / Phil Minton / F.M. Einheit - Goto(CD, Album) Sans Soleil none Germany 1998 Sell This Version
WIMprovijf CD 310399 André Goudbeek Quartet & Phil Minton André Goudbeek Quartet & Phil Minton - As It Happened(CD, Album) WIMpro WIMprovijf CD 310399 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
GROB 429 John Butcher / Phil Minton John Butcher / Phil Minton - Apples Of Gomorrah(CD, Album) GROB GROB 429 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
cod 008, explico 012, explico 12 Phil Minton / Günter Christmann Phil Minton / Günter Christmann - (For) Friends And Neighbo(u)rs(CD, Album) Concepts Of Doing, Edition Explico, Edition Explico cod 008, explico 012, explico 12 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
ARR-0017, none Phil Minton, Yagihashi Tsukasa, Sato Yukie, Higo Hiroshi Phil Minton, Yagihashi Tsukasa, Sato Yukie, Higo Hiroshi - Nippara·Tokyo(CD, Album) Austin Record, Jabrec Art Music ARR-0017, none Japan 2004 Sell This Version
4100 Chris Burn, Lol Coxhill, John Edwards, Phil Minton, John Russell Chris Burn, Lol Coxhill, John Edwards, Phil Minton, John Russell - Mopomoso Solos 2002(CD, Album) Emanem 4100 UK 2004 Sell This Version
VICTO CD 092 Jaap Blonk & Koichi Makigami* & Paul Dutton & Phil Minton & David Moss Jaap Blonk & Koichi Makigami* & Paul Dutton & Phil Minton & David Moss - Five Men Singing(CD, Album) Les Disques Victo VICTO CD 092 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
CD 1551 Poire_Z + Phil Minton Poire_Z + Phil Minton - Q(CD, Album) For 4 Ears CD 1551 Switzerland 2004 Sell This Version
FMRCD156-i1204 Phil Minton, Fred Van Hove, Marcio Mattos, Martin Blume : Axon (2) Phil Minton, Fred Van Hove, Marcio Mattos, Martin Blume : Axon (2) - Constant Comments(CD, Album) FMR Records (2) FMRCD156-i1204 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Recorded 019 Phil Minton The Enigma Carols(CD, Album) Recorded Recorded 019 US 2005 Sell This Version
absinthRecords 006 Activity Center / Phil Minton Activity Center / Phil Minton - Activity Center / Phil Minton(CD, Album, Ltd) absinthRecords absinthRecords 006 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
FMRCD237-0607 Pat Thomas, Phil Minton, Dave Tucker (2), Roger Turner Pat Thomas, Phil Minton, Dave Tucker (2), Roger Turner - Scatter(CD, Album) FMR Records (2) FMRCD237-0607 UK 2007 Sell This Version
émv 1027 Daunik Lazro - Phil Minton Daunik Lazro - Phil Minton - Alive At Sonorités(CD, Album) émouvance émv 1027 France 2007 Sell This Version
at02 Sophie Agnel - Phil Minton Sophie Agnel - Phil Minton - Tasting(CD, Album) Another Timbre at02 UK 2007 Sell This Version