October 2010 Touch Newsletter #2 - Live Special


Welcome to the 52nd Touch Newsletter. This special newsletter focusses on a number of upcoming live shows by artists on Touch, Ash International and The Tapeworm

Live in London, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit play St. Leonard's Church, Shoreditch on November 19th. Then on December 9th The Tapeworm is Unleashed in the East at Café Oto - Philip Jeck headlines.

Before then, The Tapeworm Comes Alive! in Utrecht (NL) on November 28th as guests of Le Guess Who? and PAUME. A special evening of live performances by Leslie Winer, Leif Elggren and more, plus video and sound installations, and a gallery of Savage Pencil's amazing artworks.

Finally, a special event in York on December 17th - The Bee Symphony, consisting of recordings of bees by Chris Watson, Mike Harding and a vocal score by Marcus Davidson (Spire) will be performed live by Chris Watson and five singers from the University of York, conducted by Marcus Davidson.




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19.11.10 | Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, London

19 November 2010
St. Leonard's Church, Shoreditch
Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JN

Doors 8pm

The American musician and composer Phill Niblock is joined by improv saxophonist and computer musician Thomas Ankersmit to play Shoreditch church. Thick, loud drones of music are played alongside Niblock's "Movement of People Working" film series.

Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 advance (+ booking fee), £8 advance concessions (+ booking fee)


Buy tickets at www.wegottickets.com
www.phillniblock.com
www.thomasankersmit.net




28.11.10 | The Tapeworm Comes Alive!, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Le Guess Who? and PAUME present a night curated by cassette label THE TAPEWORM featuring Leslie Winer, Leif Elggren, Zerocrop, Ananizapta, Savage Pencil, People Like Us and Philip Marshall.

PAUME, the Utrecht (Netherlands) based Platform for Avant-garde and Urban Media Explorations invited The Tapeworm to curate a programme presenting all aspects of the cassette labels' roster and vision. The Tapeworm gladly accepted the invitation and presents its selection on the closing night of Le Guess Who?

On Sunday 28th November 2010 Leslie Winer, Leif Elggren, Zerocrop and Ananizapta all perform live in a continuous 'revue' performance, hosted by The Tapeworm.

In the lobby of Theater Kikker, sound installations feature the 'Wormcast' mixes of released and unreleased works from The Tapeworm's catalogue. There's more: Savage Pencil exhibits his art in a gallery setting and Leif Elggren and People Like Us are featured with their video art. PAUME also commissioned a special and exclusive sound art piece by Philip Marshall based on field recordings made by PAUME in Utrecht.

PAUME invited The Tapeworm to produce an exclusive cassette release for this event. Featuring a splendid selection of artists from the label, The Tapeworm presents 'The Tapeworm Comes Alive!' in a limited edition of only 100 copies for sale at the event only.

Established in June 2009, The Tapeworm is a true cassette label. Feature articles in magazines like The Wire, Gonzo Circus and RUIS are testament to the label's status. No barcodes, but styled in typical black and white and adhering to the relentless pace of releasing two tapes every month, mostly specifically recorded for The Tapeworm, the label has featured a dazzling line-up of artists since its inception. Every tape is strictly limited; to only 250 copies in most cases.


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www.leguesswho.nl
www.paume.nl
www.tapeworm.org.uk




09.12.10 | The Tapeworm - Unleashed in the East, London

London Town's finest tape-only label, The Tapeworm, presents its second night at Dalston's Café Oto. Fine performances are to be expected from a splendid line-up of the label's favourites.

Taking the train from Liverpool, just for you, the one and only Mr. Philip Jeck. Flying red-eye from Brooklyn, Randy Gibson. And stretching their Oyster cards to the limits, London's Zerocrop and Cathi Unsworth. Further special guests TBC...


Buy tickets in the TouchShop
www.cafeoto.co.uk
Further info: www.tapeworm.org.uk








17.12.10 | The Bee Symphony, York

The Bee Symphony
Friday December 17th 2010 from 7:30pm
The Rymer Auditorium, MRC, York

Chris Watson
Marcus Davidson + choir
National Bee Unit (tbc)
Katja Seltman
Mike Harding

The Bee Symphony, consisting of recordings of bees by Chris Watson ('The Life of Birds', 'The Life of Mammals', 'Life in the Undergrowth' and 'Life in Cold Blood'), Mike Harding (Touch) and a vocal score by Marcus Davidson (Spire) will be performed live by Chris Watson and five singers from the University of York, conducted by Marcus Davidson. The Symphony was originally commissioned as part of Pestival and performed in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

"The theme of the evening is really for people to become immersed in the sounds and rhythms of the insects." Chris Watson

In addition to The Bee Symphony the programme will feature other sound performances and talks by scientists on current research on bees and the current perils that they face.

Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 advance (+ booking fee), £8 advance concessions (+ booking fee)


Buy tickets at www.yorkconcerts.co.uk
The Bee Symphony microsite
www.marcusdavidson.net
www.chriswatson.net






The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.