Welcome to the thirty-fourth Touch Newsletter, focussing on Touch live...
In December, Touch presents Atmospheres 3, at London's Café Oto: Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Lawrence English in performance. Details below. Also at Café Oto, our friends at The Tapeworm present, on 19.11.09, a live happening - "The Night of the Long Worms". Nb: There are limited tickets available for events at Oto, so it is recommended that you don't hang about...
Other artists performing in London over the next few weeks include Chris Watson and Simon Fisher Turner live at The National Gallery, Fennesz at St Giles in The Fields Church - details below... Also, tomorrow evening sees Gavin Bryars perform Jesus' Blood at the Union Chapel.
Outside of the capital, KK Null is undertaking a rare European tour whilst Hildur Gudnadóttir is on tour again with múm, and also playing a special one-off solo show in New York before the tour starts. In addition, Fever Ray has announced that Hildur will be opening shows on her "Finale Tour".
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Café Oto, London
December 7th, 20h00-23h00
In performance: Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Lawrence English
Picture © Dave Knapik
For this date, Fennesz will be supported by Grouper and Natural Snow Buildings. For a full list of Fennesz's upcoming live gigs in Europe and Japan, please visit fennesz.com
Hildur is going on tour again with múm. This time she will also open up a handful of shows. She is also playing a special one-off solo show in New York before the tour starts.
In addition, Fever Ray has announced that Hildur Gudnadóttir will be opening shows on her 2009 "Finale Tour". Fever Ray is the acclaimed solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson, formerly singer with 90s pop hopes Honey Is Cool and now one half of The Knife. Further details can be found on www.feverray.com
Hildur's full live schedule can be read at www.hildurness.com
On Friday 30th October, Chris Watson and Simon Fisher Turner will be performing live at The National Gallery, London.
At 6pm, join James Heard (National Gallery Education) for a short talk about the reverses of Memling's panels of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Lawrence, which formed the shutters for an altarpiece. These beautiful landscape scenes with nine cranes (the emblem of the Florentine patron) would have been enjoyed in contemplative silence when the altarpiece was closed between services. Then from 6.20pm - 6.50pm, Simon Fisher Turner performs his piece created in response to these panels for the new Sounds of the Gallery tour, followed by music inspired by their original church setting.
Between 7pm - 7.30pm, Chris Watson will discuss the sounds of wildlife and weather in The Cornfield and the changes in sound pollution since Constable's time. He will end with a performance of the piece he has written in response to this painting, also included in the Sounds of the Gallery tour.
Admission for both events is free.
8-11PM - Thursday 19.xi.09 at Café Oto - London E8 3DL
London Town's new cassette-only label, The Tapeworm, presents its first live event, "The Night of the Long Worms", at Dalston's hottest of hotspots, Café Oto.
Travelling all the way from Sweden are Leif Elggren and iDEAL's Joachim Nordwall. The Atlantic Isles are represented by Baraclough, Philip Jeck, Meltaot, Souls on Board (with Bruce Gilbert) and Simon Fisher Turner, plus special guests...
|BJNilsen - The Short Night [Vinyl LP]||Philip Jeck - Sand [CD]|
|Lawrence English - Kiri No Oto [CD]||Fennesz - Black Sea [CD]|
|Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking [CD]||Chris Watson - Weather Report [CD, 2nd Edition]|
|Simon Fisher Turner - De Dentro Hacia Afuera [Cassette]||KK.NULL - Fertile [CD]|
The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.