I'm a writer/recordist/lyricist/keyboardist/bassist from New Hampshire. I used to live in Brattleboro, Vermont and now I live in Brooklyn, New York. I do civil rights legal work as a dayjob, and I teach piano/harmony privately, idiosyncratic production and lyrics work upon request.
since 2008, I've written, recorded and published about 20 albums of solo music under my own name/pseudonyms, about 10 albums in collaboration with Sarah Smith as Blanche Blanche Blanche, two with Chris Weisman as Better Psychics, and two with Martyr Group. I've also worked on many others as an instrumentalist (Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the Hartley C. White Project, Jib Kidder), recordist (Ruth Garbus, Marlon Cherry, Hellier Ulysses, the Eyes of Love), and lyricist (Chris Cohen, Stephe Cooper).
I currently play in the groups Fievel Is Glauque, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Lilith Outcome, Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and Starla. evidence is available on this page.
you're invited to contact me at 603 three-eight-one 6721 or at zphillips at gmail dot com.
OSR was a not-for-profit record label I ran from 2007 to 2017. trafficking mostly in sub rosa, arcane songwriterly music of culturally unintelligible & often uncertain representational politics, we managed more than 100 releases over the years, many of them recorded in-house. the name OSR originally meant nothing; later it was backronymed to mean "open session rock." OSR took its motto from an apparently misremembered Robert Desnos line: "like water slapping a hulk."
OSR is no longer a record label but remains a production umbrella for my work in music, video, text, et cetera. I ended the label when it finally broke financially even and I found my disposition had changed: I was no longer able to gloss my discomfort with participating, even via negative relation, in the public games concerning artistic works that are part and parcel to running a label, and I no longer felt so motivated to organize, document and represent my relations with other artists via any particular institution. I also believe in living multiple lives.
all OSR releases (& most BBB/ZP non-OSR releases) are now long out-of-print, uncontracted & available for reissue per the agreement of the relevant artists.
Thu May 2 Toulouse FR, les Pavillons Sauvages [FB event] Fri May 3 Paris FR, le Café de Paris (Ménilmontant) w/ Insolito Universo [FB event] Sat May 4 Bruxelles BE, Rumsteek [contact zphillips at gmail for address] ~ Mon May 6 Caen FR [FB event] Tue May 7 Rouen FR Wed May 8 Lille FR, le Circus [FB event] Thu May 9 Rotterdam NL, WORM *~ [FB event] Fri May 10 Bruxelles BE, CHAFF (Marolles) 21h *~ Sun May 12 Lyon FR, les Bons Sauvages w/ Grand Veymont * [FB event]
* = feat. Faustine Hollander (bass)
~ = feat. Gaspard Sicx (drums)
Tue Apr 2 '19 Zach Phillips feat. Jazz Adam, Alexis Graman & Kate Mohanty at the Glove w/ Boingo Jones, Will Table, Burning Circus Prod., DJ Aguapanela Mami Thu Mar 21 '19 Starla (ZP bass) at Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY w/ Godcaster, Godcaster, Great Crane, Buka, In Spirit Wed Mar 20 '19 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at Berlin, NY NY w/ Martin Rev, Greenwave Beth, Cody Munro Moore Mon Mar 11 '19 "Salem" live performance at the Drawing Center, NY NY, w/ ESP TV (Victoria Keddie & Scott Kiernan), Blue Jazz TV, 630PM Tue Mar 5 '19 Zach Phillips at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Manoir Molle, Francesca Burattelli, Weissberg & Hillai, Close Body Talent Fri Mar 1 '19 Lilith Outcome at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ the Red Sea, Ryan Power Band, Lily & Horn Horse, Fire Roast Sun Feb 17 '19 Fievel Is Glauque (full band feat. Marie-Amélie-Clément-Bollée, Derek Baron, Stephe Cooper, Billy McShane, Quentin Moore, Zach Phillips, Ryan Power) at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Universal Cell Unlock, Tamio Shiraishi/Kate Mohanty duo, Sweet Baby Jesus, Lucy Fri Feb 15 '19 Fievel Is Glauque (full band feat. Marie-Amélie-Clément-Bollée, Derek Baron, Stephe Cooper, Billy McShane, Quentin Moore, Zach Phillips, Ryan Power) at NYU's Kimmel Center Room 802 (Shorin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq S) w/ Peter Zummo Band & Lily Konigsberg Sun Jan 27 '19 Zach Phillips at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Birthday Ass, Godcaster, Time Stalkers Thu Jan 24 '19 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY w/ Gauche, Sediment Club (Baffler magazine release party) Tue Jan 8 '19 Doppelgangers of Themselves (Hietter/Kolk/Lee/Mohanty/Phillips suite) at Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY w/ Eyes of Love, Stice, Big French Thu Dec 6 '18 Lilith Outcome at Alphaville, Brooklyn NY w/ Bernice, Erica Eso Sun Dec 2 '18 Zach Phillips + Jake Tobin at the Root Cellar, Greenfield MA w/ Bernice, Close Body Talent, Garbus/Eisenberg/Shaw/Allen/Young Wed Nov 14 '18 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Straw Pipes, Joanna Sternberg, & Fantasy Al Bailey Tue Oct 23 '18 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at Baby's All Right, Brooklyn NY w/ Girlpool, True Blue Thu Oct 11 '18 Lilith Outcome at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Adron, the Lentils Sat Oct 6 '18 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at the Park Church Coop, Brooklyn NY Thu Oct 11 '18 Lilith Outcome at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Adron, the Lentils 9/14/18 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Breathers, S the Supplicant, Water From Your Eyes 8/27/18 Fievel is Glauque at CHAFF, Marolles, Brussels BE w/ Zoulou Choco 8/24/18 Fievel is Glauque at Jester, Porte de Hal, Brussels BE w/ Lopenstraat 8/12/18 Z.P., Saiko, Adriel & Nina at Internet Explorer, Berlin DE w/ Brabrabra 7/11-14/18 music direction for the Opera is Always on the Table play by Hanna Novak at New Ohio Theater (4 nights), NYC w/ Ko Takasugi-Czernowin, Sebastian Lowe, Billy McShane, Sarah Smith & Austin Vaughn 6/22/18 Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team (ZP bass) at the Windjammer, Queens NY w/ Sugarlife, S the Supplicant, Poncili Creacion
6/9/18 Z.P. in Putney VT w/ Omeed Goodarzi, Hannah Brookman
6/7/18 Z.P. at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Calvin Grad, Wendy Eisenberg, Nick Bisceglia
6/5/18 Poncili Creacion at H0l0, Brooklyn NY w/ Straw Pipes 6/3/18 Poncili Creacion at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ a million bands, 2 year anniv. 5/28/18 Lilith Outcome at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Lauri McNamara, Matt Norman, HFSB 5/11/18 Z.P. at Amphora, Brooklyn NY w/ Andrea Schiavelli, art by Bird/Barber/Graman/Ahn/et cetera 4/11/18 Lilith Outcome at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Stephe Cooper, Samuel Boat 3/24/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Les Ateliers Claus, Schaarbeek, Brussels BE 3/23/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at de Koer, Ghent BE w/ Ameel Brecht 3/22/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Extrapool, Nijmegen NL w/ Eric Arn 3/21/18 Z.P. + Maher Shalal Hash Baz at OCCII, Amsterdam NL w/ le Ton Mite 3/20/18 Z.P. + Maher Shalal Hash Baz at WORM, Rotterdam NL w/ le Ton Mite 3/19/18 Z.P. feat. Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Rumsteek, Anderlecht, Brussels BE w/ Loto Retina & frere tuck 3/17/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Nuit Sonic Protest, Paris FR 3/16/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at King Georg, Koln DE w/ the Pastels DJing 3/15/18 Maher Shalal Hash Baz at McCloud's in Schaarbeek, Brussels BE 3/3/18 the Zoo Club aka Saxifrage aka Mitchondrial Eve [ZP big band] at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Wendy Eisenberg, Lina Tullgren & Ryan Power 2/8/18 the Zoo Club aka Saxifrage aka Mitchondrial Eve [ZP big band] at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Kolb, Erica Eso, Leya 12/18/17 Z.P. + Steven Zultanski at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Bromp Treb, Blue Jazz TV, Marlon Cherry/Ai Isshiki 10/29/17 Z.P. + Maher Shalal Hash Baz at Shuyukan, Shiga JP 10/27/17 Z.P. + Tori Kudo at Yugue, Kyoto JP w/ Michie 10/25/17 Z.P. at Wanitosai, Matsuyama JP w/ Matsuyamaher 10/24/17 Z.P. at Songs, Gifu JP w/ Yushoku 10/21/17 Z.P. at Kai, Yamanashi JP w/ Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Fumiko Gomi 10/20/17 Z.P. at Hikari No Uma, Okubo, Tokyo JP w/ Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Pan, Sekifu 10/19/17 Z.P. at Harness, Asagaya, Tokyo w/ Tori Kudo, Pan, Sekifu 10/18/17 Z.P. at Kobundo, Kanuma, Tochigi w/ Pan, Sekifu, Shizuka 10/5/17 Z.P. + Steven Zultanski at the Bohemian Grove, Brooklyn NY w/ Universal Cell Unlock, Bernard Herman, id m theft able 9/21/17Z.P. at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Climax Landers, Human People, Pallas 9/18/17Z.P. at Corn's Tower, Philadelphia PA w/ Palas, Data, Ada Babar 9/16/17Z.P. at Radio Bean, Burlington VT w/ Joey Agresta 9/14/17 Z.P. at la Sala Rossa for POP Montreal, Canada w/ Bernice, Mich Cota, the Painters et cetera 9/2/17 Z.P. at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Eyes of Love, the Cradle, SSS, Dog 8/27/17 Z.P. at Magick City w/ Dan Melchior, Pi Power Trio, Kate Mohanty 8/19/17 Z.P. at Lawton Grange w/ Omeed Goodarzi, Lauri McNamara, Calvin Grad, Billy McShane & Alexis Graman 8/6/17 Z.P. in a south Atlanta train tunnel, GA w/ Adron, Mick Mayer, Jamison Murphy, Sherrill 3 7/6/17 Z.P. at June, Brooklyn NY w/ Ed Askew, Calvin LeCompte 6/27/17 Z.P. at Rubulad, Brooklyn NY w/ Skyn Twynz, Leya, Jazz Massagers 6/23/17 Pet Splice (ZP + Jake Tobin) at the Glove, Brooklyn NY w/ Macula Dog, W. Austin CLay, Larry Wish, Skyn Twynz 6/21/17 Z.P./Larry McDonald/Jake Tobin at McCarren Pool, Brooklyn NY w/ Kate Mohanty, Calvin Grad, Ryan Power 6/11/17 Z.P. at Threes Brewing, Brooklyn NY w/ Tredici Bacci, Ryan Power, Ed Askew, Ruth Garbus 6/8/17 Z.P. at Bottom Bell Haus w/ Joanna Sternberg, Frank Hurricane, the Cradle, NY Review of Cocksucking et cetera 3/24/17 Z.P. at Bottom Bell Haus, Brooklyn NY w/ Eyes of Love, Salt People 11/11/16 Blanche Blanche Blanche at Park Church Co-Op, Brooklyn NY w/ Chris Weisman, Kurt Weisman, Ruth Garbus & so on & on & on & so on & on...
--     Zach Phillips "How to Slip Away" LP , Feeding Tube Records , MA (feat. 22 guests)
--     ESP T.V. / Blue Jazz TV "Salem" video piece [link] (audio voiceover + video lipsync, piece created for unkNOW Oslo livestream festival)
--     the Opera is Always on the Table play by Hanna Novak at New Ohio Theater, July 11-14, NYC (arrangement/keys/bass/direction of band feat. K. Takasugi-Czernowin, S. Lowe, B. McShane, S. Smith & A. Vaughn)
--     Zach Phillips & cohort "Fear" CD , OSR , NYC (w/ Tori Kudo, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, et cetera)
--     Constantine ZP "Imp" cassette , HEC Tapes , MA/CA
--     Zach Phillips "No Writing" temporarily-available digital compilation of unreleased music , OSR , NYC
--     Blanche Blanche Blanche "Breaking Mirrors" LP , Wharf Cat , NYC (with S. Smith , J. Miller-Gamble , Q. Moore , A. Steck , C. White)
--     Big French "Downtown Runnin" LP , Wharf Cat , NYC (inst. only)
--     Zach Phillips "Recorded in Heaven" cassette , Lillerne , Chicago
--     David van Tieghem x Ten "Fits & Starts" LP , RVNG Intl , NYC (fragment with S. Smith , J. Agresta , F. Carr)
--     the Marshfield Set "the Marshfield Set" YouTube , OSR , Brattleboro
--     Better Psychics "What is Rule" cassette , OSR , Brattleboro (with C. Weisman)
--     Blanche Blanche Blanche "Wooden Ball" LP , NNA , Burlington
--     Blanche Blanche Blanche & the Birds of Paradise "Scam/Press Dumps" 7" , Adagio830 , Berlin (with S. Smith , G. Brooks , C. Weisman)
--     Blanche Blanche Blanche "Songs of Blanche Blanche Blanche" cassette , Night People , Iowa City (with S. Smith)
--     Jordan Piper Philips "Glades" cassette , Feeding Tube , MA
--     Bruce Hart "Music for Drawing" cassette , Not Not Fun , Los Angeles
--     Blanche Blanche Blanche "Talk Out Loud" 7" , Feeding Tube , MA (with S. Smith)