September 2009 Touch Newsletter #2


Welcome to the thirty-second Touch Newsletter. Biosphere, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen will be performing in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Haag, the Netherlands, as part of the TodaysArt 2009 festival this September.

TouchRadio 44, Laurent Jeanneau's "Ghulja", is now broadcasting.

And finally - back in stock in the TouchShop, the 5th in the series of Touch Sevens, Oren Ambarchi's "Destinationless Desire".


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TodaysArt 2009 | Den Haag, 25-26th September 2009

Biosphere, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen will be performing in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Haag, the Netherlands, as part of the TodaysArt 2009 festival this September.

The Lutherse Kerk will be one of the most exclusive locations of the festival. "Any performance here will be special; the acoustics of the Lutherse Kerk are outstanding and so is the ambience," say the festival organisers. "A very special church hall, inspiring artists and great acoustics; all the elements are in place to make the performances at this location legendary."

Appearing at the Lutherse Kerk on Friday 25th are Jana Winderen and Philip Jeck. The 26th sees Hildur Gudnadóttir and Biosphere take to the stage, plus a performance of the "Eternal Chord" by Gudnadóttir and Mike Harding.

Due to the size of the Lutherse Kerk, it is advisable to show up in time to see your favorite artist.

In addition, on the afternoon of Saturday 26th Touch will be doing a Q&A in the Filmhuis. Led by Mike Harding, anybody who is interested will get the chance to talk with Touch, including the artists performing at TodaysArt 2009.


More info and tickets at www.todaysart.nl




Touch Radio 44 | Laurent Jeanneau

18.09.09 - Ghulja - 44:20 - 196 kpbs [VBR]

Xinjiang ("new frontier" in Chinese) or Eastern Turkestan is without doubt the first extremely sensitive zone in China, at least in terms of ethnic conflict between the Hans newcomers and muslim minorities who have a longer history of occupation of those areas. Spread from Mongolia to Afghanistan, it is the biggest Chinese province. I was in the north western part of Xinjiang in the prefecture of ILI, called Yining outside of China and Ghulja by the Turkophones, in May and June 2009...

The radio mix contains unedited acoustic recordings made with a pair of RODE NT5 microphones with a NAGRA ARES M digital recorder, and computer modified parts, sound collage and composed processed DONGBRA (Kazakh 2-stringed plucked instrument) and DUTAR (Uyghur long neck 2-stringed plucked instrument).


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Warning: fake Biosphere "Solar Systems" release

Touch, Biosphere's Geir Jenssen, his label Biophon Records and his publishers Touch Music would like to warn fans of a release by another artist who has decided to assume the name Biosphere, too...

Touch strongly advise fans of Biosphere to avoid buying this release. Any official Biosphere releases will be announced on Touch's site or www.biosphere.no.

Biophon Records writes: "We have noticed that there is some confusion on an album release called Solar Systems by an artist using the name Biosphere. Please be aware that this is NOT a Biosphere release. It's a cheap Trance album (German style...) written by somebody we believe is Canadan. and released by the Canadian label Hopeful Tragedy Records."




TouchShop

Back in stock, the 5th in the series of Touch Sevens, Oren Ambarchi's "Destinationless Desire". Also, a second edition of Philip Jeck's "Spool", issued by our friends at The Tapeworm - 100 copies only!

Oren Ambarchi - Destinationless Desire

Oren Ambarchi - Destinationless Desire [7" Vinyl only]

Philip Jeck - Spool

Philip Jeck - Spool [Cassette, Second Edition]



The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.