August 2010 Touch Newsletter

Welcome to the 48th Touch Newsletter. Eleh announces an exclusive digital download via Touch of the final part in his Retreat/Return trilogy. "Repose".

TouchRadio 54 is now broadcasting. A reading by acclaimed author Ian R. MacLeod of his short story, "Well-Loved", plus a video interview.

Fennesz and Jacob Kirkegaard live listings for the US and Japan can be found below, alongside a chance to win tickets to attend a Chris Watson talk in London.


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TO:80DS | Eleh "Repose"

Exclusive digital download (MP3 or FLAC)

Track Listing
1. Circle Two: Coastal Rotation For Dune Loop 17:12

Circle Two: Coastal Rotation For Dune Loop is a new 17 minute composition debuted at 2010's Mutek festival in Montreal. This piece completes the Retreat/Return trilogy with Repose. A limited edition vinyl version of this track is to be released on Important.

Buy Eleh "Repose" [FLAC audio download] in the TouchShop
Buy Eleh "Repose" [320kbps MP3 audio download] in the TouchShop

TouchRadio 54 | Ian R. MacLeod

5.08.10 - Well-Loved - 22:58 - 192 kbps

TouchRadio 54 is now launched. A reading of his short story, "Well-Loved", from 2006. In July of this year, Mike Harding went to visit him in Bewdley in the west of England and interviewed him about his life and work. This interview is now up on the TouchRadio Vimeo site and can be viewed there and on the TouchRadio website. For this episode, SAVX has contributed an exclusive drawing of one of the characters in the story...

Subscribe to the TouchPod podcast of TouchRadio via the iTunes Music Store
Play "Well-Loved"

Win tickets to "Acoustic Landscapes", a talk by Chris Watson

Win a pair of tickets to "Acoustic Landscapes", a talk by Chris Watson on sound recording, 2.30 - 3.30pm, 28 August 2010, Jodrell Theatre, Kew Gardens.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for this event. Simply answer the question below correctly.

For which BBC wildlife documentary was Chris Watson awarded a BAFTA?

A) The Life of Mammals
B) The Life of Birds
C) Life in the Undergrowth

Terms and conditions: The first individual to respond correctly will be awarded a pair of free tickets. Tickets allow entry to Kew Gardens on 28 August only. Entry to Whispering in the Leaves is free.

Email your answer here to claim your tickets.

Fennesz announces rare North American tour

Fennesz embarks on a rare North American tour this Autumn. Kicking off in New York on September 4, the tour takes in most major cities, including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as one date in Canada. Further details can be read on and

4th September 2010
@ Le Poisson Rouge, New York City - double bill with Soap&skin

5th September 2010
@ The International House, Philadelphia

20th September 2010
@ Middle East, Cambridge, Boston

21st September 2010
@ Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington

22nd September 2010
@ Littlefield, New York

23rd September 2010
@ Empty Bottle, Chicago

25th September 2010
@ Decibel Festival, Seattle

26th September 2010
@ Western Front, Vancouver

28th September 2010
@ Swedish American Hall, San Francisco

29th September 2010
@ Center of the Arts - Eagle Rock, Los Angeles

30th September 2010
@ Emo's, Austin

Jacob Kirkegaard | Live in Japan

Jacob Kirkegaard will perform a series of varied shows in Japan during August/September. On 21st August his new sound installation Sabuation will be exhibited at the Aichi Triennale. 2nd September sees Jacob perform Eldfjall live at Super Deluxe in Tokyo (together with Karkowski). On the 3rd September he presents a new version with visuals of Loop Tower at Vacant in Tokyo. Finally, on the 4th September: Labyrinthitis at Misako & Rosen in Tokyo.

The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.