Interview with Phil Minton 

Source: The Wire.

As Phil Minton celebrates his 80th birthday, Phil England talks to the totemic vocal improvisor about voice and the body, strange gigs over the course of 50 years on stage, and making music like Jackson Pollock

Phil Minton has been a totemic presence in British improvised music for over 50 years, a distinctive presence first on trumpet and in the decades that followed as an untamed, outrageous vocalist exploring every facet of human expression with his voice. As he celebrates his 80th birthday with an upcoming weekend of performances and collaborations, he talks to Phil England.