For most of the last forty years, Phil has been working as a improvising singer in groups, orchestras and situations, in various locations worldwide. Some composers have written pieces that especially employ his extended vocal techniques and improvisations. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher and ongoing duos with all the above.
Phil also sings with many other musicians including Audrey Chen, with whom in the last ten years, he has performed worldwide. And recently, after a long break, he’s been involved in several of American composer Bob Ostertag’s projects.
Since the eighties, his Feral Choir, where he voice-conducts workshops and concerts for anyone who wants to sing, has performed in over twenty countries.
“Phil Minton is best known for his startling vocal improvisations. On his new solo CD, this sensible looking man proffers 37 thin slices of his unfettered soul. Not long ago these croaks, burps, high-pitched exhalations, deep-throated drones and shreds of garbled half-language would have seen Minton either burnt or hailed as an emissary of God.” – Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times
Phil Minton solo voice
Interactions, a festival of voices
The Capstone, Liverpool Hope University
9th November 7.30 pm
Festival tickets are avialble at Eventbrite.
Video clip: Boyland/Minton/Nicols - RawRoarRare pt1
Recorded at the RawRoarRare festival, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool in April 2011. Steve Boyland (voice), Phil Minton (voice), Maggie Nicols (voice). Photography by Tim Jeeves/Markus Soukup. Editing by phil hargreaves.