Touch, February 2013

« January 2013 | Main | March 2013 »




Touch Radio 90 | Jez Riley French

01.02.13 - instamatic: blue mountains, new south wales, australia - 12:40 - 320 kbps

bower floor | dawn chorus with rain | canyon wires

music sits above and under the first impression.
when duration allows these things come into focus, increasingly.
in swifter moments a sense of quietude is possible.
still, finding pace with listening as a lens, moving

recorded september 2012, during time spent following a residency at The Wired Lab, this piece begins with two recordings playing at the same time. One of a bower floor, with contact microphones and geophone (nb. some of these low frequencies will not be audible via computer speakers) alongside a dawn chorus amidst light rain - drops falling centimetres from a conventional stereo microphone. Towards the middle of the piece, a further contact microphone recording enters, revealing one of the most bizarre fence wire sounds i've yet managed to gather. Despite returning to the same stretch of canyon fence several times, this particular effect was only present on one occasion and lasted for around 10 minutes. My best guess is that humidity and the rising temperature combined to create a momentary, unrepeatable and extremely evocative effect on the wires. It is this infinite and unpredictable aspect to listening in situ that continues to fascinate me. Getting closer to and underneath the surface of environments and spaces is a constant revelation, a constant pleasure.

jrf c-series contact microphones | jrf prototype geophone | sanken cuw-180

thanks, always, to Maureen and Pheobe and to Sarah Last and Dave Burraston (The Wired Lab)


Subscribe to the TouchPod podcast of TouchRadio via the iTunes Music Store
Play "instamatic: blue mountains, new south wales, australia"
www.touchradio.org.uk
www.jezrileyfrench.co.uk




Touch30USB | "Live at Beaconsfield"

2 x USB cards in white outer, with 2 colour sticker, and two inner wallets
Strictly limited edition of 50 ***This edition is now sold out***

AUTODIGEST ● BIOSPHERE ● FENNESZ ● BRUCE GILBERT ● CM VON HAUSSWOLFF ● PHILIP JECK ● THOMAS KÖNER ● GARRY MOUAT ● PEOPLE LIKE US ● JON SAVAGE ● DAVID TOOP ● JON WOZENCROFT

Most of these recordings were made direct from the mixing desk onto our Nagra Ares Pll digital stereo recorder. In three cases we have used the original files provided by the artist - autodigest, People Like Us and Jon Savage. (The performance by Hildur Gudnadottir was not recorded).

Tracklist:

USB Card One

David Toop - 16 bit aiff audio recording of his presentation of "Yanomamo Shamanism", released on 'Touch Travel' [Touch # T4, 1984]. 12' 45"
Fennesz - 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 34' 16"
Garry Mouat - m4v slide show of his scans of his artwork for Touch
Philip Jeck - 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 33' 20"
People Like Us - mp4 of "4' 33" and mp3 of "Cage Silenced" 4' 33"

USB Card Two

autodigest - 16 bit wav file of "30 releases in 30 years of Touch fitting into 30 seconds and 3 bonus seconds..." 0' 39"
Biosphere - 24 bit wav recording of his performance (abridged) 15' 32"
Bruce Gilbert - 16 bit aiff recording of "Sliding off the World". Live performance of his piece originally released on Touch 25 [Touch # Tone 25, 2007] 3' 07"
CM von Hausswolff - 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 26' 48"
Jon Wozencroft - m4v slide show of his cover art
Jon Savage - 16 bit wav recording of "Ritual", from his pirate broadcast for Network 21 in 1987 1' 05"
Thomas Koner - 24 bit wav recording of his performance (unedited) 36' 53"


Order "Live at Beaconsfield" [2 x USB Cards] in the TouchShop




TS14 | Rosy Parlane "Willow"

7" vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition

Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

Side A: Willow
Side B: Morning

Written and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008–2009


Buy Rosy Parlane "Willow" [7" Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.rosyparlane.com




TS15 | Sohrab "Between Strangers"

7" vinyl only
Cut by Jason at Transition

Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:
Side A: Hejrat
Side B: Endless Spring

Recorded with rage during the winter of 2011/12. “Voice of a Burnt Generation”, sung by Hani, recorded lo–fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany.


Buy Sohrab "Between Strangers" [7" Vinyl Only] in the TouchShop
www.touchmusic.org.uk/sohrab






News archives

» October 2014
» September 2014
» August 2014
» July 2014
» June 2014
» May 2014
» April 2014
» March 2014
» February 2014
» January 2014
» December 2013
» November 2013
» October 2013
» September 2013
» August 2013
» July 2013
» June 2013
» May 2013
» April 2013
» March 2013
» February 2013
» January 2013
» December 2012
» November 2012
» October 2012
» September 2012
» August 2012
» July 2012
» June 2012
» May 2012
» April 2012
» March 2012
» February 2012
» January 2012
» December 2011
» November 2011
» October 2011
» September 2011
» August 2011
» July 2011
» June 2011
» May 2011
» April 2011
» March 2011
» February 2011
» January 2011
» December 2010
» November 2010