Ph2

The working relationship between Philip Brophy and Philip Samartzis goes back many years. Both were involved in many of the projects released on the Present label and both lectured in Media Arts at RMIT University in Melbourne. However it was not until they decided to present some surround sound performances in early 1998 that they formally developed the collaborative duo Ph2. This presentation and a number that followed were funded by a grant in 1998 by the New Media Arts fund of the Australia Council.

Ph2 projects arise from the opportunity to present or perform, at which point a project is developed. Surround-sound exploration is central to most of these works, combined with ways in which the two can conceptualize, score and improvize. Most works start off as pure experiments to see what outcomes will arise. Successive performances then gel the work into a form, which is then at some stage recorded in multi-speaker configuration. Some of these works eventually found their release through Sound Punch Records.


  • Bionic Blue Bubblegum Slurpee

    1998 - 1999

    Live stereo & quadraphonic performances - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    CD on Sound Punch Records

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  • Frail Plastic Animal

    1999

    Live stereo performances - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    Recording session @ Gelatin

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  • Janet Leigh (Dead)

    1999 - 2005

    Live stereo & quadraphonic performances - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    CD on Sound Punch Records

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  • Secret Acts Within Four Walls

    2003

    Live stereo performance - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    Recording session @ Gelatin

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  • Silence & Cry

    2004

    Live & quadraphonic performance - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis

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  • Heat

    2006

    Live stereo score - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    for video by Dominic Redfern

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  • Northern Void

    2007

    Live quadraphonic score - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    for video by Philip Brophy
    CD on Sound Punch Records

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  • Chronicles Of The New Human Organism

    2009

    Quadraphonic score - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    for video by Ian Haig
    Recording session @ Gelatin

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  • Some Thing

    2011

    Quadraphonic score - Philip Brophy & Philip Samartzis
    for video by Ian Haig
    Recording session @ Gelatin

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