Tomas Phillips and Dean King (Canada/USA)

Tomas Phillips and Dean King

Tomas Phillips has composed electronic and electro-acoustic music since his first solo contribution to the Shadow Tape compilation in 1994. He has since released limited edition CD-R’s under the names Sea Optic, Lisbon and Eto Ami (in collaboration with Dean King). In 2002, Eto Ami created the sound design for Steve Paxton’s Flat under the direction of Julee Snyder in Carborro N.C. 2003 saw the release of Tomas’ On Dit on Trente Oiseaux. Performances include the Feather Net gallery in Raleigh, N.C. (2002), the Societe Des Arts Technologique in Montreal, Quebec (2003), the Monument National in Montreal to accompany the 2003 production of Sarah Kane’s Crave, and an Eto Ami playback presentation at the Overgaden Sound Art Festival in Copenhagen (2004). Future projects include a joint CD release with Tobias c. van Veen on the Seattle label and/OAR, contribution to a sound installation at the Dressing Room Gallery, Portland, Oregon, sound design for Le Songe/dreamplay by August Strindberg, adapted by Kate Bligh, and another collaborative composition with Dean King. Dean King started experimenting with tape loops, drones, and multitracking in the late ’80s. As technology became more powerful and less expensive, he developed computer-based methods, and today is down to just a laptop and some software. His current work is based on a minimalist aesthetic and centers around the processing and manipulation of field recordings. His influences include Tetsu Inoue, Mouse on Mars, and Taylor Deupree’s 12k label. Dean has released music as a member of various collaborative projects, including Chronofon (with Ian Caskey) and Eto Ami (with Tomas Phillips). He enjoys nights in the mountains and the films of Terry Gilliam.

Tomas Phillips and Dean King participate in

  • SoundLAB – Edition II
  • Soundart from Canada II
    curated by tobias c. van Veen