October 2011 Touch Newsletter #2

Welcome to the 66th Touch Newsletter, a cassette special. The Tapeworm returns with two new offerings from Lary Seven and Stephan Mathieu.

Plus, on Thursday, 20th October in London Town, The Tapeworm presents a FREE concert on London's Bankside, as part of the Merge Festival. BJNilsen, CM von Hausswolff, special guest Joachim Nordwall and special ghost Michael Esposito - details below.

Also, the second Tapeworm subscription offer.

Further live reminders for October: Spire Live at Lincoln Cathedral with Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Charles Matthews and more; Touch Live at Phonofemme, Vienna - Hildur Gudnadottir, Philip Jeck, Jana Winderen and others...

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TTW#36 | Lary Seven "Rotation"

Cassette only, in an edition of 200 copies.
Illustration - SavX

Track listing:
A: Live at White Columns, New York (2001)
B: Live at Experimental Intermedia, New York (2004)

Lary 7 is a multimedia alchemist able to coax profane and inscrutable sounds and images from numerous and mysterious devices. His work has been described as that of a magician or scientist, not always certain of the outcome, but determined to see it through to its (Il)logical end. Since the late 1970s he's been building, soldering, photographing, recording, mixing, filming, playing, recombining, collecting, re-interpreting and creating in order to make something happen. He is the co-founder of Plastikville Records and Directart Productions Ltd. and is the founder of the Analogue Society. Mr. Seven lives and works in Manhattan's East Village and is one of the last remaining vestiges of a once vibrant community.

Buy Lary Seven "Rotation" in the TouchShop
Release details on www.tapeworm.org.uk

TTW#37 | Stephan Mathieu "Flags"

Cassette only, in an edition of 200 copies.
Illustration - Miss Caro Mikalef

Track listing:
A: Fanfare/Level 1-5
B: Logo/Level 6-11

Stephan Mathieu writes: "Flags is a homage to the beauty of data. The pieces are created from photos of my studio equipment which were transformed to audio via header changes." - Stephan Mathieu, Eschringen, 31 July 2011.


Stephan Mathieu (b. 1967 in Saarbrücken, Germany) is a composer and performer of electroacoustic music, currently presenting his work as installations involving obsolete and historical media such as mechanical gramophones, shortwave receivers, 16mm projectors, analog computers, as well as Renaissance instruments.

"I'm a collector of 78rpm records from the 1910s and 20s, the era of acoustic and early electronic audio recording. I love the way they transport sound."

Buy Stephan Mathieu "Flags" in the TouchShop
Release details on www.tapeworm.org.uk

The Tapeworm - 10+ Tape Subscription

A Bunch o' Worms (2)

We are offering a second Subscription Service for The Tapeworm cassette series. It is more expensive than the first, because postage costs have risen substantially since that offer.

This offers you a guaranteed supply of the limited editions at a discounted rate. We guarantee to produce at least 10 cassettes in 2011/12 and you also get a copy of the new Tapebook (limited edition of 250), "The Art of Worms" [TBW#01] - illustrations from the covers of The Tapeworms first 25 tapes and an essay by Ken Hollings, "Parasitic Infection - Some notes on the audiocassette considered as a form of technological infection".

Support the worm! Save some dosh!!
The cassette will never die!!!

Buy "The Tapeworm - 10+ Tape Subscription" in the TouchShop

20.10.11 | Worm Eats Bear - a free evening from The Tapeworm

Date: 20.10.11. Time: 7pm - 10.30pm.
Free entry. The Bear Pit, Bear Gardens, London SE1 9EB.

Announcing a special evening of Bankside performances curated by The Tapeworm, as part of the Merge Festival.

London's finest cassette-only label, The Tapeworm, presents its third annual event in the Capital. Exemplary music and much excitement is to be expected from a line-up of the label's mates.

Mr Ken Hollings, a writer of note, shall be reading his text from the first Bookworm publication, to be launched on this very same night. Sweden's BJNilsen will be flying in and making a splendid noise for you all. A second Swede, CM von Hausswolff (...he's a king, dontchaknow!) will share a stage with Touch's Mike Harding, in a reading of Edgar Allen Poe like none before. Cult vs. occult - former Medicine Head man Peter Hope-Evans and illustrator Savage Pencil will whip up a dark blue storm. Hopping on the bus from Elephant & Castle is Zerocrop and his band; pop perfection from a local lad. And finally, a London eye - video installation by Vicki Bennett, aka People Like Us.

Plus! Last minute additions!! Special guest artist Joachim Nordwall plays his "Ignition" album, live; and special ghost artist Michael Esposito does some spooky shit. How exciting!!! Finally, Dale Cornish from the Baraclough groop will be spinning the cassettes of steel.

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21.10.11 | Spire Live at Lincoln Cathedral

The 11th Spire will take place on 21st October 2011 in Lincoln Cathedral as part of the Frequency Festival 2011 (21st - 29th October, Lincoln).

Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews
Charles Matthews & Mike Harding - The Eternal Chord
The Spire Ensemble - Organogram

with John Beaumont (Tenor)

Tickets can be bought over the phone on +44 (0)1522 561644
Or from the shop itself if they happen to be in Lincoln...


28-30.10.11 | Touch Live at Phonofemme

Brunnenpassage, Vienna 28th - 30th October
Curated by Mia Zabelka & Mike Harding

Live performances:
Hildur Gudnadottir
Philip Jeck
Jana Winderen

One night band conducted by Mike Harding and Mia Zabelka featuring Hildur Gudnadottir, Jana Winderen, Zahra Mani, Philip Jeck, Manon-Liu Winter, Franz Hautzinger, Mia Zabelka

Christina Ödlund - Plant Drummer

Mike Harding/Jana Winderen and Zahra Mani/Mia Zabelka


Other tapes in the TouchShop...

BJNilsen - Draught #1 [Cassette]

Joachim Nordwall - Ignition [Cassette]

Jana Winderen - The Noisiest Guys on the Planet [Cassette]

Lem Tuggle - Breakout [Cassette]

The previous Touch NewsLetter can be found here.