Touch, January 2006
Biosphere - dropsonde [CD]
This release is available on CD and LP from the TouchShop
See 'Tour Dates' below for news of a UK tour of cinemas by Biosphere in April 06
TouchRadio 12 | 8.01.06
TouchRadio 12 is now posted. Jacob Kirkegaard performs Eldfjall live in Spain...
Jacob Kirkegaard writes: "The sounds I here perform with were recorded in two ways: with an acoustic microphone and with an accelerometer. For the acoustic recordings I used a Sanken CSS-5 which I held very closely to the tiny bubbling surface. The accelerometer was inserted approximately 4 cm into the earth and picked up a denser timbre than the acoustic microphone. As opposed to the Eldfjall CD release (where I chose to let the sounds stand by themselves), I here mixed the different sounds with each other to create a more organic sound and a narrative. I began the concert with creaking ice from different lakes in Iceland. These were also recorded with accelerometers. None of the sounds have been processed."
And we are also delighted to report that TouchPod is now fully operational as a podcast in iTunes again...
Touch & Spire live in 2006
There will be various live events throughout the period to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
The first will be a label showcase with Philip Jeck at the ICA, London, on Friday May 5th 2006 as part of the Cut & Splice festival. Accompanying the live set will be a film, 'fingerprints' by Tereza Stehlikova. 2230-0100 HRS
Spire Live events can be found here
New Ash International site and new release
Ash International relaunches in its 13th year with a new release by Alvars Orkester. A celebration of the 13th anniversary will be held at Fylkingen, Stockholm, on 26th February 2006. You can hear a track here (down at the bottom there)
Fennesz | Phoenix Dance Theatre
A new dance piece by Darshan Singh Buller - "Laal", features a seven minute extract from Fennesz's Spire Live in Geneva set. The world premier is at Sadler's Wells on March 2nd 2006. This is his final piece as The Phoenix Dance Theatre's Artistic Director.