Julian Day

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Julian Day is an artist, composer and writer.

Day’s interdisciplinary research draws on sound studies, relational aesthetics, performance studies, spatial politics, ethics and law. Their commitment to non-hierarchical musicking manifests in their radically inclusive orchestral project Super Critical Mass, which has enjoyed iterations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Birmingham, Manchester and across Australia.

Day’s art practice encompasses sculpture, installation, performance and video and has featured at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, MASS MoCA, Jewish Museum, Bang On A Can, MATA, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Artspace, Asia Pacific Triennial and Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Prior to Yale, Day studied at the University of Oxford, Columbia University and University of Sydney. Day has published in such journals and arts publications as Tempo, Runway, Contemporary Music Review, Leonardo Music Journal, Art Almanac Australia and Limelight. They have given presentations at Harvard University, New York University and Goldsmiths and have sat on the editorial boards of openwork, Sonic Scope and Current Musicology.

Additionally, Day has worked as a new music curator and presenter for Australia’s ABC radio and the BBC, interviewing countless composers and artists including Elliott Carter, Pauline Oliveros, Vito Acconci, Janet Cardiff, Lydia Lunch, Ryoji Ikeda and Laurie Anderson.


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