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Today | 16.11.07 The British Library | 1930 hrs

The Ghost Train by Chris Watson
The British Library
16.11.07

Take the ghost train across Mexico, coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic, Los Mochis to Veracruz. Ride the rhythm of the rails on an acoustic journey that has now passed into history. Travel through the heart of Mexico on board the most exciting, beautiful and dynamic feat of engineering that this country has ever seen.

The Ghost Train celebrates the sounds of a project that fuelled a revolution. [Chris Watson, September 2007]




Instinct wins RTS award

Instinct, for which Touch did the music design, won a RTS NW award for Best Single Drama or Drama Serial on Saturday 18th November at The Hilton, Manchester




Weather Report named in The Guardian's 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die List | 22.11.07

'Weather Report' is named in The Guardian's '1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die' List...

Chris Watson
Weather Report (2003)

Watson is one of the world's leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and here he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. The unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson's words, putting a microphone where you can't put your ears.

This album is currently out of stock in the TouchShop, but is being reissued in January 2008




Ash 7.4 | 7" vinyl | Limited Edition | OUT NOW

Kabukabu & Klezmer Chidesch performs
The Elgaland-Vargaland National Anthem Nos: 3 & 4

Ash # 7.4
7" vinyl
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION OF 500

a Kabukabu

b Klezmer Chidesch

These recordings were regally made on 21 October 2006, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin at the opening of the Elgaland-Vargaland Embassy for Germany in the presence of the Kings, Michael I and Leif I, Consul Hans Ulrich Obrist (who made the inauguration speech) and the KREV Ambassador Bernd M. Scherer.

This 7” is the second in a series of vinyl acoustic versions of the National Anthems of Elgaland-Vargaland. See also the Mariachi version on Ash 7.2 ‾ Ash International, 2007.




Touch 25 reflections

Readers viewers & listeners will have noticed that the 25 year anniversary celebrations have lasted well beyond their alloted timespan. Maybe it is our response to a time-based conundrum, to further the question concerning what we are doing with our time.

These two texts were written in close proximity to the Touch 25 CD released in February 2006, and having got somewhat lost in cyberspace, are here re-presented in their unedited form.

The first was a commission by Computer Arts magazine, published in June 2006 though written a few months earlier. The second, "Digital Glass", was written for the London College of Communication site 'Limited Language', both forming part of a work in progress called "On/Off". [Jon Wozencroft, 28th November 2007]

The Moon Is Down

Digital Glass




Storm Live in Bergen | 4.12.2007

Storm - Live in Bergen
Chris Watson ャ BJNilsen
Bergen Kino
4.12.07 MB1

18:30 Chris Watson & BJNilsen perform live their soundtrack to the film by Ole Mads Vevle 'Tanakh Bibelen Al-Quran'

18:45 Storm






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