ASSIGNMENTS is a project from musician and performer Phil Hayes (Phil Hayes & The
In the midst of the Lockdown last year, whilst realising that everything he usually does is a
collaboration, Phil wrote to some fellow artist colleagues from around the planet and asked
them for an assignment – the title and first line of a song – Maybe there’s a song they’d
like to hear that no-one’s written yet?
ASSIGNMENTS #2 contains six new songs with song titles and first lines suggested by:
Kim Noble (London), Shawn Sides (Austin TX), Dominic Oppliger (Zürich) Jen Rosenblit
(NYC / Berlin) and Sahar Rahimi (Munich).
NiEC are releasing with their fifth album “Naked in English Class” 11 new songs. Taranja Wu finished the record after the tragic death of Olifr M. Guz on January 20th 2020. You now get the chance to listen to the duo anew – in memory of Olifr M. Guz (1967-2020).
The 2nd single ‘do the bee’ or ‘buzzbuzzbuzz’ from the upcoming Naked in English Class album. The Album will be out on January 20th as CD/LP/DL&digital. Check our Mailorder for Preorders: Mailorder. Dedicated to Olifr M. Guz (1967-2020).
Today The new Single Ramble and Roam is officially Released. The Album will follow in January 2021.. so stay tuned for more music of Olifr M. Guz and Taranja Wu!! In the meantime look at this wonderful clip. Seems like so much work! Lovin’ it!
In the midst of the Lockdown, whilst realising that everything he usually does is a collaboration with a group of people standing in the same room, Phil came across a Lou Reed interview where Lou talked about writing the song Vicious and about how it was an assignment from Andy Warhol. Andy gave Lou the title and the first line and, according to Lou, the rest was easy because it became about finishing an assignment. The first difficult step had been done by someone else. Phil then wrote to some fellow artist colleagues around the planet and asked them for an assignment – the title and first line of a song – Maybe there’s a song they’d like to hear that no-one’s written yet?
ASSIGNMENTS #1 contains seven songs written by Phil
after song titles and and first lines were suggested by:
Jacob Wren – a writer and performance-maker based in Montreal Paloma Ayala – an artist focusing on social-based artistic practices, originally from Mexico, now based in Switzerland Charbel Haber – a composer, performer and songwriter from Beirut, Lebanon Erin Hawkins – a writer and teacher living in Ontario, Canada Renée van Trier – a musician, performer and painter from Tilburg, Netherlands