November 2009 Touch Newsletter #2

Welcome to the thirty-sixth Touch Newsletter, focussing on Philip Jeck and Touch artists playing live in London over the next few weeks...

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Philip Jeck

Philip Jeck has won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers 2009. A presentation ceremony took place at The Royal Institute of British Architects, London, on 9th November 2009.

Congratulations to Philip on a well-deserved and long overdue award.

See Jeck live: Philip has two gigs scheduled in London in November and December. At "The Night of the Long Worms" Jeck plays a rare bass guitar plus effects set and at "Atmospheres 3" he plays a turntable set. Further details below...
Philip Jeck in the TouchShop

19.11.09 | The Night of the Long Worms

8-11PM - Thursday 19.xi.09
at Café Oto - London E8 3DL

Travelling all the way from Sweden is Leif Elggren, with a piece performed remotely by Joachim Nordwall of iDEAL. The Atlantic Isles are represented by Baraclough, Philip Jeck (bass guitar + effects), Meltaot, Souls on Board (with Bruce Gilbert) and Simon Fisher Turner, plus special guest People Like Us.

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07.12.09 | Atmospheres 3

8-11PM - Monday 07.12.09
at Café Oto - London E8 3DL

In performance: Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Lawrence English

BJNilsen will be premiering tracks from his forthcoming album, "The Invisible City", which will be exclusively available for sale at this event, ahead of its official release.

Atmospheres is a London-based festival featuring Touch artists and occasionally a guest or two. The first two were held at The Bedford Arms & The Museum of Garden History in 2007 and 2008.

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Atmospheres 3 microsite

16.11.09 | Oren Ambarchi/Gravetemple at the ICA

7.30PM - Monday 06.11.09
at ICA - London SW1Y 5AH

Gravetemple (Ambarchi, O'Malley, Csihar) + Aaron Dilloway perform as part of the Calling Out Of Context season.

Gravetemple are the American and European forces of Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), Oren Ambarchi (Burial Chamber Trio) and Attila Csihar (Mayhem). They combine metal instrumentation with feedback, drones and minimalist composition. Expect a disorientating mix of lighting and sonic power, and an unforgettable physiological experience, communicated via a wall of amplification.

Oren has a CD scheduled for release by Touch in Decemeber - details in our next newsletter...

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Oren Ambarchi in the TouchShop

Leif Elggren

On Thursday 19th November, Leif Elggren will be performing "Life of the Plants" at The Night of the Long Worms - see above for further details of this event.

The next day Leif Elggren presents, in celebration of the DVD release of Death Travels Backwards (Errant Bodies Records), a performance alongside Brandon LaBelle

Friday, November 20th, 6:30pm
The Showroom, London
63 Penfold Street
Leif Elggren in the TouchShop

The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.