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Leafcutter John

Leafcutter John

Leafcutter John


Leafcutter John (b. John Burton), is a Londoner who débuted on Planet Mu (2000). He is strongly identified with processed instrumental & field recordings. His third album, "The Housebound Spirit" (Jul '03, Planet Mu), won one of Prix Ars Electronica 2004's thirteen 'honorary mentions' & placed in Wire's '2003 Rewind', top 50 records chart. He writes his own music software, has given talks and exhibited software across Europe (including the ICA) and is also a regular guest speaker at the London College of Communication. Read more on Last.fm
Leafcutter John (b. John Burton), is a Londoner who débuted on Planet Mu (2000). He is strongly identified with processed instrumental & field recordings. His third album, "The Housebound Spirit" (Jul '03, Planet Mu), won one of Prix Ars Electronica 2004's thirteen 'honorary mentions' & placed in Wire's '2003 Rewind', top 50 records chart. He writes his own music software, has given talks and exhibited software across Europe (including the ICA) and is also a regular guest speaker at the London College of Communication.

He had also a teaching post at DIEM (Danish Institute of Electronic Music) in Aarhus, Denmark during 2005. John has also been involved in the Contemporary Art scene, with his latest project at the Serpentine Gallery where he was invited by artist Tomoko Takahashi (short-listed for the 2000 Turner prize) and the Serpentine to produce a live show based on Tomoko's solo exhibition. 'My Play-station' was performed in the entire gallery where he turned the installation into a sound source involving 3 live sound collectors and the audience. Leafcutter John has played live at Festivals and one-off events throughout Europe, emphasising his interest in audience interaction. He has shared bills with Matmos, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Yo La Tengo, Otomo Yoshihide, Aki Onda, Phillip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, Tujiko Noriko and many more. Leafcutter John plays with the group Polar Bear. Sites: Discogs, Wikipedia, YouTube & LeafcutterJohn.com (artist proprietary site) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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