Making Conversation, Episode 22: Leah Blankendaal interviews Julian Day

In this episode you’ll hear:

Composer: Julian Day

interviewed by: Leah Blankendaal

This conversation was recorded in June 2016, at ABC Classic FM Studios, Ultimo, Sydney.


Show Notes

“I can still remember standing in a middle of a room, while my Dad’s kind of post-punk band were playing raucous music in the corner, and just kind of dancing in around as a four or five year old. And again [it gets back to] this idea that’s what you do, you just kind of respond to sound and you enjoy it as a big thick vibration”

Julian Day is a familiar voice in the Australian musical landscape. Well known for his minimalist style and large scale works, Julian creates pieces that are both inherently complex and very simple. He spoke to Leah Blankendaal about his early life, his love of art, and pieces for large ensembles that are not necessarily orchestral.

Music in this Episode

Composed by Julian Day
for 4 identical small synthesizers

Super Critical Mass
Composed by Julian Day

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Leah Blankendaal
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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