Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Bio: Jliat (James Whitehead) is one of the most radical followers of John Cage’s anti-musical ideology. His pieces rarely dwell in the audible spectrum: they either indulge in absolute cacophony or in absolute quiescence.

One of his pieces "Apres midi d une Bomb" uses samples from Iraq of the on going war – AK47s and M16s replacing the violins and violas – and artillery and guided munitions the wood wind and brass. The percussion is replaced by a ‘drone’ the desert sky and distant military aircraft.

Most recently he has released  "The Goldberg Variations Variations" on Mouth in Foot records, a relentless assault of noise on the classical music of Sebastian Bach.

He allows much of his work to be downloaded for free from his website:

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