October 2012 Touch Newsletter


Welcome to the 86th Touch Newsletter. Introducing The Swifter – a new trio featuring Andrea Belfi (drums and percussion), BJNilsen (electronics) and Simon James Phillips (piano). Their debut album documents the first encounter of the three musicians and is now available as a limited edition Vinyl LP or as a FLAC download.

It's your last chance to buy an "early bird" ticket for Atmospheres 4 - Touch.30 at Beaconsfield - the main UK event in a year-round programme of activities celebrating 30 years of Touch's existence.

TouchRadio 84 is now broadcasting. Dark Matter (Ebb Tide) is a live room installation capture recording from October 2010 at SONM: Puertas de Castilla in Murcia, Spain, by Chop Shop.

31.10 - 1.11, Köln, Germany - Nocturne 45: Bruce Gilbert, Mike Harding, Achim Mohné. Performances, seminars and interviews. Details below.

Finally, music by Hildur Gudnadottir, Biosphere, Fennesz and others features alongside EVP recordings by Raymond Cass in an upcoming BBC Radio 3 drama. "Adventures of the Soul" by Lizzie Mickery is scheduled to be broadcast on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30pm.




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WHO#02 | The Swifter

Limited Edition Vinyl LP / FLAC download

Vinyl cut by Jason Goz
Double-exposure photography by Chris Bigg

Tracklist:
A1: End of Capstan Bars
A2: Neap Tide
B1: Swallow
B2: Wave Guidance Allows Three

Introducing The Swifter – a new trio featuring Andrea Belfi (drums and percussion), BJNilsen (electronics) and Simon James Phillips (piano).

Their debut album documents the first encounter of the three musicians. Recorded live in the Grunewald Church, Berlin, careful attention was given to capturing the unique resonant acoustic offered by the airy, stone building, exhibiting the broad palate of aesthetic qualities the group are able to create. Subtly evolving sound worlds that evoke, at times, the loneliness within a ship’s hold; a relentlessly driven wall of harmonically rich sound or a sonic fog that lifts to reveal a delicate instrumental discourse.

Nilsen sources material from the soundboard of the giant Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand played by Phillips. This setup facilitates a oneness of sound that Nilsen subtly manipulates to either augment or contrast against the unique sonic world of Phillips’ playing – which is carefully punctuated or driven by Belfi’s distinctive style.

The album’s cover features double-exposure photography shot by Chris Bigg (David Sylvian/4AD).

Available as a limited edition vinyl LP and as FLAC download on The Wormhole, a byproduct of The Tapeworm. Further releases by drcarlsonalbion and Leslie Winer are to follow very soon…


Buy The Swifter [Vinyl LP] in the TouchShop
Buy The Swifter [FLAC download] in the TouchShop
Further details at www.tapeworm.org.uk
www.the-swifter.com




Atmospheres 4 | Touch.30 Live at Beaconsfield

It's your last chance to buy an "early bird" ticket for Atmospheres 4 - Touch.30 at Beaconsfield - the main UK event in a year-round programme of activities celebrating 30 years of Touch's existence.

A two-day festival celebrating 30 years of Touch, with performances, installations and displays, and a full programme of workshops and masterclasses in design and music, recording, mastering and the digital realm. There are a limited number of these discounted "early bird" festival passes, so hurry! The pass entitles you to access all events at this festival.

Atmospheres will be curated by two of Touch's founders and the current creative team, Mike Harding and Jon Wozencroft, and produced by them with along with Touch's experienced digital and live production team already responsible this year for events in the UK, Germany, Belgium, USA and elsewhere...

Venue: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY
Dates: 5-6 December 2012
Price: £35.00


Buy an "early bird" festival pass in the TouchShop
Atmospheres 4 | Touch.30 Live at Beaconsfield - full programme
30.touchmusic.org.uk




Touch Radio 84 | Chop Shop

03.10.12 - Dark Matter (Ebb Tide) - 31:09 - 192 kbps

Live room installation capture recording from October 2010 at SONM: Puertas de Castilla in Murcia, Spain.

A trio of identical speaker constructions were presented in a black box room, all fed with variations of a similar sonic bed to continuously run for a duration of 24 days.

Three cycles distilled here for this listen.


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Play Chop Shop "Dark Matter (Ebb Tide)"
www.touchradio.org.uk




Nocturne 45: Bruce Gilbert, Mike Harding, Achim Mohné

Wednesday 31st October
Mike Harding interviews Bruce Gilbert

Soundarchaeology seminar Wednesday 31 October 2012, 6pm, sound lab, seminar guests: Bruce Gilbert, Mike Harding and Achim Mohné. Conversation between Mike Harding and Bruce Gilbert about his solo work and collaborations, later joined by Achim Mohné.

Thursday: 1 November, 8pm, Aula
• Mike Harding presents "30 Years of Touch"
• Bruce Gilbert
• Achim Mohné
• Reprise: to improvised collaboration between Bruce Gilbert & Achim Mohné


www.khm.de






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