Subphonics were formed after a year of weekly free improvisation meetings amongst sound art students and various musicians in London. Held at the Sound Arts department of London College of Communication (UAL), the meetings were informal, open to everyone interested and aimed to explore the possibilities that an encounter between sound improvisation and other extra-sonic practices could unfold. In 2019 more people came together as a group to perform Jamie’s Turner “Haiku Scores”, a piece that utilised haiku poems as scores for free improvisation and was performed at the LCC. Since then, they decided to form a collective of musicians and performers focusing on improvisation, not just as a methodology but also as a system of actions to be shaped/influenced/structured through different means. Among their current and past research topics there is poetry and vocality, language and speech, scenography, mask making for sound performance, live soundtrack for experimental cinema and improvisation for theatre performance. They have performed in various venues in and outside London, including Hill-House festival in West England, Grow Tottenham and Fokianou art space in Athens.
Currently, Subphonics are:
Jamie Turner, Georgia Pazarloglou, Giulio Dal Lago, Erin Robinson, Ed Waller, Daisy Heath, Timo Koch, Toby Edwards, Adam Paroussos, Anna Vaughan, Vassilina Megla, Charlie Goodhall, Yinan Ji, Li Song, Damianakis Konstantinos