Welcome to the 103rd Touch Newsletter. Alongside a new TouchRadio from Simon Fisher Turner and a FLAC edition of Marcus Davidson’s “The Passing”, we bring you news of live events from Touch, Spire and The Tapeworm, in Bergen, Berlin, London and Porto.
Mike Harding’s weekly show for Resonance104.4fm, "Long Wave", continues apace each and every Tuesday evening at 10.30pm [UK time]. You can find out more information on his website www.mscharding.net and by following him on Twitter - @venoztks.
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Spire 5 | Marcus Davidson "The Passing"
2 tracks - FLAC Audio download - 18:31
Tracklisting and notes:
1. The Passing 9:14
Recorded at St. Stephan's Church, Mautern, Austria as part of Spire live at The Kontraste Festival, Krems, 11th October 2013. Marcus Davidson - organ & electronics. EVP samples by Raymond Cass from "The Ghost Orchid - An Introduction to EVP" [PARC CD1]. NASA recording of the winds of Saturn from The Voyager Spacecraft. Natural VLF Radio Phenomena of the Magnetosphere and space weather recording by S.P. McGreevy. With thanks to Charles Matthews.
2. Sacred Space 9:17
Recorded at PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany as part of CTM12 Festival, 5th February 2012. Marcus Davidson - Electronics. Charles Matthews - Organ. Part one: Notations from the NASA recordings of the Rings of Uranus. Part two: The Sun dawning over the dark rings of Uranus
Buy Marcus Davidson "The Passing" [FLAC] in the TouchShop
Touch Radio 99 | Simon Fisher Turner
20.10.13 - Simon Fisher Turner - The Invisible Frame - 26:55 - 320 kbps
THE INVISIBLE FRAME
"I was invited to Berlin to record the filming process by the director, Cynthia Beatt, for ten days. I shot the sound as they filmed and every evening I made a new piece from the day's rushes. We went to many locations around the invisible wall and its remains. For about an hour I was allowed to wander unsupervised and recorded whatever I wanted. This recording is an edited version of the master."
Click here for Simon Fisher Turner's website.
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Play "The Invisible Frame"
31st October 2013 | Night of the Living Worms – The Tapeworm at FuturePlaces, Porto
Rua de Passos Manuel 137
31 October 2013
On the 31st of October 2013, The Tapeworm presents ‘Night of the Living Worms’ – a live soirée at Passos Manuel as part of Porto’s splendid FuturePlaces medialab.
Further details can be read at www.tapeworm.org.uk
Download the flyer [.pdf]
1st & 2nd November 2013 | Spire Live in Bergen
The 15th Spire will take place in Bergen, Norway on 1st and 2nd November 2013 as part of the Ekko Festival 2013 and Bergen kirkeautunnale 2013.
1st November, 1pm
Charles Matthews (lunchtime organ recital).
1st November, 8pm – Spire Live
BJNilsen with John Beaumont, Marcus Davidson, The Eternal Chord.
1st November, 10pm
8th November 2013 | Touch presents… at Café Oto, London
Achim Mohné, Sohrab & Jiyeon Kim
Café Oto, 8pm
Touch presents a triple bill of exploratory music with three artists each defining their own sonic territory. German artist Achim Mohné works across different media formats, blurring the edges between them and exploring unexpected uses of modern and outmoded technology. Sohrab is a Tehran born musician whose ambient works are both a product of his environment and a reaction against it. Korean sound artist Jiyeon Kim's experiments in resonance have led to an unconventional approach to field recording.
Jiyeon Kim is also appearing at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, on 7th November. More information can be found at www.mkgallery.org
Further details at www.cafeoto.co.uk
9th November 2013 | Touch presents… Hidden Narratives of Empty Spaces at The Peckham Pelican, London
Sohrab, Jiyeon Kim & Mike Harding
The Peckham Pelican, 7pm
Art Assembly in association with Touch present Hidden Narratives of Empty Spaces – an investigation into the stories and soundtracks hidden within the cracks of empty rooms and deserted environments. Iranian born Sohrab and Seoul based artist Jiyeon Kim demonstrate through their work how manipulated field recordings can be employed to amplify an existing or reveal a new narrative of the empty space. With guest performances and an opening conversation by Mike Harding of Touch. 7pm, Saturday 9th November, The Peckham Pelican.
12th November 2013 | Touch presents… at Ausland, Berlin
Achim Mohné, Sohrab & Jiyeon Kim
Touch presents a triple bill of exploratory music with 3 artists each defining their own sonic territory. German artist Achim Mohné works across different media formats, blurring the edges between them and exploring unexpected uses of modern and outmoded technology. Sohrab is a Tehran born musician whose ambient works are both a product of his environment and a reaction against it. Korean sound artist Jiyeon Kim's experiments in resonance have led to an unconventional approach to field recording.
Further details: www.ausland-berlin.de
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