Touch, September 2010

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Touch Radio 55 | Oren Ambarchi

1.09.10 - Live at Corsica Studios – 25:59 - 192 kbps

Recorded from the desk, live at Corsica Studios, London, on 1st July 2010.
With thanks to Tom Relleen.

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The Anti-Design Festival | September 2010

You can see photos from the night here

Timed to coincide and in partnership with the London Design Festival, the Anti-Design Festival is an initiative of Neville Brody, designer, Director of Research Studios and incoming Head of Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

Londonewcastle Project Space
28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
18-26 September 2010

Exhibitions: 11am – 7pm
Performances: 7 - 10pm
FREE entry

The Anti-Design Festival’s Performance Programme presents a panoply of experimental music, sound, moving image, spoken word, performance and digital practice by some of the most exciting artists working in the UK.

During each night of the festival, specially curated evenings will range from Mark Moore (S'Express) on Saturday 18 September, a daring sub cosplay event with sounds and performance curated by Emily Owusu (Grand Cos Play Ball) on Saturday 25 September and Resonance FM guest curating an event exploring negative space and anti-matter on Tuesday 21 September. On Monday 20 September, Cecilia Wee presents an evening of exploring electro-magnetism, data and ownership, Thursday 23 September sees Jon Wozencroft curating new work by Touch artist Philip Jeck and on Friday 24 September the Obsessive Classification Disorder (masterminded by Yomi Ayeni) takes over the Salon to re-order expectations and understandings of narrative and semiotics in a tableaux of story-telling and music. Other nights will feature a lecture about what art will look like in 50 years time by visual artist Tom Badley, new performance by the ever-provocative Mark McGowan, subliminal music by Jennifer Walshe, Rorschach flags made by Peter Lewis and Makiko Nagaya (Redux Projects), stroboscopic noise machines from Ryan Jordan, and new interactive work testing belief by Steven Ounanian

Performances will take place on a specially commissioned stage/interactive audio-visual installation by artists Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann, in collaboration with BBC R&D.

You can read a review at mapsadaisical

TO:81 | Philip Jeck "An Ark for the Listener"

CD in jewel case

Photography & Design: Jon Wozencroft
TouchShop exclusive - this CD is released elsewhere on 20th September 2010
Mastered by Denis Blackham
The cover shows Mirosław Bałka's installation at the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, "How It Is", April 2010.

Plus bonus 320kbps .mp3 download - 1 track - 30:59
TO:81DL - Philip Jeck "Live at Corsica Studios", recorded on 1st July 2010.
This performance was recorded straight to digital from the main desk.

Track listing
1. Pilot/Dark Blue Night 8:47
2. Ark 4:21
3. Twentyninth 2:36
4. Dark Rehearsal 7:36
5. Thirtieth/Pilot Reprise 2:56
6. The All of Water 8:29
7. The Pilot (Among Our Shoals) 4:33
8. All That's Allowed (Released) 3:24
9. Chime, Chime (Re-rung) 7:34

Philip Jeck works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. Philip Jeck makes geniunely moving and transfixing music, where we hear the art not the gimmick.

Philip Jeck writes: "A version of "An Ark For The Listener" was first performed at Kings Place London on 24/02/2010. It is a meditation on verse 33 of "The Wreck of the Deutschland", Gerard Manley Hopkins poem about the drowning on December 7th 1875 of five Franciscan nuns exiled from Germany. This CD version was recorded at home in Liverpool and used extracts from live performances over the last 12 months. The "coda:" tracks are remixes of 2 pieces from "Suite: Live in Liverpool". "Chime, Chime (Re-rung)" was originally made for Musicworks magazine (#104, Summer 09) and "All That's Allowed (Released)" is previously unreleased. All tracks were made using Fidelity record-players, Casio SK1 keyboards, Sony mini-disc recorders, Behringer mixers, Ibanez bass guitar, Boss delay pedal and Zoom bass effects pedal."

An Ark... is Jeck's 6th solo album for touch since 'Loopholes' in 1995. The Wire reckoned it was 'Stoke' (Touch, 2002) which 'made him great, but his body of work and his achingly brilliant live sets are rapidly defining him as one of our best artists, and his recent award from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation confirms him as such.

Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early '80's and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as we as well as his solo concert work. His best known work "Vinyl Requiem" (with Lol Sargent): a performance for 180 '50's/'60's record players won Time Out Performance Award for 1993. He has also over the last few years returned to visual art making installations using from 6 to 80 record players including "Off The Record" for Sonic Boom at The Hayward Gallery, London [2000). In 2010 he won one of The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Composition.

Buy Philip Jeck "An Ark for the Listener" in the TouchShop

Touch Live in Korea | 17.09.10 - 20.09.10

Touch will be appearing in Korea this September at The Humanities Festival, Seoul.

Touch – talks, workshops & presentation. Jana Winderen – live. BJNilsen – installation, "Invisible City".

17th September
City of Water: Field recording workshop, Anyangcheon, Seoul

18th September
Performances & installations, 7pm at Saii
World premier of a new piece, 'Glimmer', Jana Winderen & BJNIlsen (installation of 'Invisible City').

19th September
2pm Artists Talks at Saii: Sound, Memory & The Art of Recording

20th September
2pm Presentations and talks at The British Council
8pm at Space Hamilton

Saii_moonji cultural institute: |


(This trip is supported by The Humanities Festival and Saii_moonji cultural institute. With huge thanks to Jiyeon Kim for organising the trip.)

[NB The TouchShop will be closed from September 15th to 22nd. You will still be able to place orders, but they will not be despatched until our return from South Korea...]

nightwater by Jana Winderen
.m4v file for iphone/ipod

will shortly be available from the TouchShop

Happy Water

Happy Water - a blog from the trip to Seoul, September 2010.

And you can find a recipe submitted by Alice, our translator, in the Touch Recipe Book.

06.10.10 | Touch Live at Berghain, Berlin

For the first time in Germany, Touch presents, as part of Berghain's Elektroakustischer Salon series...

Hildur Guðnadóttir
Achim Mohné
Kaj Aune

Doors: 8pm. Please check Berghain's website for venue details, or visit to purchase tickets.

Am Wriezener Bahnhof
10243 Berlin - Friedrichshain

Purchase tickets online at

Touch Radio 56 | Thomas Ankersmit

29.09.10 - Hanger Performance, Tallin, May 29th 2010 – 19:02 - 192 kbps

Solo saxophone performance inside abandoned seaplane hangar, Tallinn harbour, Estonia. Recorded by John Grzinich, May 29 2010, at the introduction event for Tuned City Tallinn 2011.

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T-Phone 3 | Jana Winderen "nightwater"

1 track .m4v video, digital download for iPod/iPhone

Track listing:
1: nightwater - 12:49

Seoul, Korea 20th September 2010. A new iPhone film made by Jana Winderen on her recent trip to Korea. You can read more about the trip on the blog kept on the trip, here.

This is the third in the ongoing "T-Phone" series of video downloads for iPod/iPhone.

Buy "nightwater" in the TouchShop
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