June 2012 Touch Newsletter #2

Welcome to the 79th Touch Newsletter. Touch.30 visits the USA. In September 2012 Touch will present a series of events in Manhattan and at Issue Project Room celebrating the publisher’s 30th anniversary. Full details below...

Plus reminders of recent releases on Touch, Ash International and The Tapeworm, and of tomorrow's Spire event in London.

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Touch.30 live at Issue Project Room, New York City | 13th-16th September 2012

In September 2012 Touch will present a series of events in Manhattan and at Issue Project Room celebrating the publisher’s 30th anniversary. Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent music company of its time. The label has presented a wide range of artists from New Order to Thomas Köner, and now has a strong focus on artists such as Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Jana Winderen, Hildur Gudnadottir, Oren Ambarchi and Biosphere.

How to buy tickets:

Festival pass includes admission to the following events (there will also be various afternoon events included in the price - to be announced soon):

Thu, September 13, 2012  8:00pm
Philip Jeck & Ted Riederer + Ken Montgomery at Issue Project Room

Fri, September 14, 2012  8:00pm
Eleh + Lary 7 at Judson Church

Sat, September 15, 2012  8:00pm
Chris Watson* & Marcus Davidson - The Bee Symphony & the world premier of the second part of the trilogy - at Issue Project Room
[*unfortunately Chris Watson is unable to attend]

Sun, September 16, 2012  7:00pm
Touch ensemble at Experimental Intermedia [Access to this performance, with a $5 donation, is included for festival passholders only!]


Spire Live @ Spitalfields Festival | London, 21st June 2012

The 13th Spire will take place at St. Botolphs without Aldgate on Thursday 21st June 2012 as part of The Spitalfields Summer Festival

7.00pm-9.30pm (Installation by Marcus Davidson from 6.00pm) Insight with Scott McMillan (The Liminal), Charles Matthews and Mike Harding.


Charles Matthews - organ & piano
John Beaumont - tenor
Marcus Davidson - organ, piano & tape
BJ Nilsen - electronics
Philip Jeck - turntables & samplers
The Eternal Chord

Programme to include:

Charles Camilleri - Sonata Semplice
JS Bach - Komm, Heiliger Geist
Ligeti - Harmonies
Diana Burrell - Lauds
Arvo Pärt - Pari Intervallo
Marcus Davidson - The Conscious Sky

You can book tickets here

Tickets: £12 unreserved/£5 Student tickets (further concessions available).
Series Tickets Offers: Discounts available when booking three or more concerts.

From its earliest inception as the Hydraulis to the latest in organ technology, the organ has had incredible influence on the history of music and sound. Spire celebrates this "Emperor of Instruments" with live performances for organ, electronics, piano and voice, contrasting digital and analogue to create a rich sonic journey unique to each performance location. See Spire in Spitalfields for the first time, visiting St Botolph without Aldgate and its newly restored Harris organ.

Recent releases in the TouchShop

Christian Fennesz - AUN [CD]

Thomas Koner - Novaya Zemlya [CD]

Hildur Gudnadottir - Leyfdu Ljosinu [CD]

Daniel Menche - Quanta of Light [12" Vinyl + 320 kbps MP3]

Steinbruchel - Sinus [Cassette]

Infinite Livez @ Glockenbackwerkstatt [Cassette]

The Automatics Group featuring Amy Winedeath - Ammo A Mass A Mat [Cassette]

Andrew Poppy - Infernal Furniture [Cassette]

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