Welcome to the 75th Touch Newsletter. The fifth in the series of limited edition vinyl in the Tone 45 series comes from Daniel Menche. "Quanta of Light" is now on sale in the TouchShop. Daniel performs alongside BJNilsen and Oren Ambarchi at Café Oto this week. Details below.
Below, a reminder of Touch.30's two-date trip to Cologne and Karlsruhe, as well as news of two installations for Fabric Sounds (Kortrijk, Belgium) by Chris Watson and Jana Winderen, plus a new free event at Kingston University in Surrey, UK.
Finally, we have reduced some prices, mostly CDs, of Ash International & OR products in the TouchShop... OR releases include the outstanding GESCOM - "MiniDisc" [only 3cd] and farmersmanual's "Explorers_We!" [squish 4]. On Ash International, this includes S.E.T.I.'s [Andrew Lagowski] "Pod" [Ash 4.6] and "Above Black" [Ash M31].
12" White Label vinyl + 320 kbps MP3 download of the tracks
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Side A: Quanta of Light l 19:24
Side B: Quanta of Light ll 21:35
The fifth in the series of limited edition vinyl in the Tone 45 series. 100 copies only are available in the TouchShop. Artist's note: the distortion on the run in groove on side a is intentional...
Café Oto, London, England 02.04.2012
An evening celebrating Touch's 30th anniversary and the release of Oren Ambarchi's striking new album Audience of One - a four-part suite which moves from throbbing minimalism to expansive song-craft to ecstatic free-rock. Ambarchi will perform alongside the unparalleled aural intensity of Daniel Menche and BJ Nilsen's layered sound environments.
The resurgence of vinyl in recent years is a phenomenon which has not gone unnoticed; as CD declines sharply, its audio limitations exposed not only by advances in other technologies, but also by the myths propagated at the inception of digital exposed, so artists explore and demand other formats to express their work. Although a business model is still some way off the traditional artist » label » distribution » shop paradigm, it is clear this is being radically overhauled and replaced by online sales platforms set up by the artists themselves. But vinyl seems to have escaped this process, and continues to grow. Why is that?
ZKM - Karlsruhe, Germany, 21.04.12
Studio 672 - Köln, Germany 23.04.12
Fabric Sounds, Kortrijk, Belgium, 28.04.12 - 13.05.12
Opening with performances on the 28th from Chris Watson and Jana Winderen.
May 3rd Touch.30 live at Kingston University
Improvisation and Digital Arts Festival
Market House, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK
1500-1700 Touch Seminar: Mike Harding chairs a panel with the artists
2000-2200 Touch.30 Live
We have reduced some prices, mostly CDs, of Ash International & OR products in the TouchShop... OR releases include the outstanding GESCOM - "MiniDisc" [only 3cd] and farmersmanual's "Explorers_We!" [squish 4]. On Ash International, this includes S.E.T.I.'s [Andrew Lagowski] "Pod" [Ash 4.6] and "Above Black" [Ash M31].
|Gescom - MiniDisc [CD]||farmers manual - Explorers_We! [CD, 2nd Edition]|
|S.E.T.I. - Pod [CD]||S.E.T.I. - Above Black [CD]|
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