May 2008 Touch NewsLetter

New Editions

Oren Ambarchi - Destinationless Desire
7" Vinyl only - 2 tracks

Side A: Highway of Diamonds 5:55
Side B: Bleeding Shadow 6:38

Electric guitars, organ, samples, bells, percussion and motorised cymbal recorded at BJB Studios, Sydney with additional overdubs made at home 2005-2007. Gratitude to Fairport Convention and Boris D Hegenbart.

Oren Ambarchi in the TouchShop

Atmospheres 2

Next week Atmospheres 2 takes place at The Museum of Garden History in London, from May 8th to May 12th 2008...

May 8th

2030 Marcus Davidson
2050 Philip Jeck & Marcus Davidson
2115 Robert Hampson
2200 Philip Jeck

May 9th

2030 Matt Davies & Simon Whetham
2110 Charles Matthews followed by Fennesz & Charles Matthews
2200 Fennesz

May 12th

presented by Jon Wozencroft and Mark Fisher

11.00 Opening of the event/doors
11.30 Introductory talks by Jon Wozencroft & Mark Fisher
11.45 Christopher Woodward, The End of London
12.30 Paul Devereux, Landscape and Perception

1.15 Lunch

2.15 Mark Fisher, Hauntology, Radar
3.00 Jon Wozencroft, Dead Souls
3.45 Steve Goodman, Stone Tape
4.30 Open Forum

[6.00 - 7.30 Soundchecks]

8.00 The Caretaker
8.20 John Foxx - The Quiet Man
8.45 Kode 9 & The Spaceape
9.45 The Caretaker
10.00 Philip Jeck

Tickets can be bought from The Museum of Garden History here

[Timings subject to change at short notice...]


Spire is proud to be part of the Hardingtonar Festival in Norway on 21st June 2008. This will be the ninth Spire live event. The festival marks the centenary of the birth of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt.

Artists appearing are:

Marcus Davidson - & Hardanger Fiddle Orchestra
Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews - Main Organ
Jana Winderen

Tickets can be bought here

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Enrico Coniglio - Sapientumsuperacquis - 23:13 - 192 kbps

As part of an ongoing series of recordings of unusual sounds of the Venice lagoon, these tracks were made on 29th april 2008 at 2100 in a night-depot of boats of the public transport service at “Riva dei Schiavoni”, not far from San Marco square.

Headphones are recommended. Recorded 24/96, with binaural stereo mic.

"Sapientum super acquis" is the title attribuited to the "Magistrato alle acque" of the Serenissima Venetian Republic, an organ istituited on 1501 by the "Council of ten", that had the job of keeping safe the delicate natural/artificial balance of the lagoon, and looking after the "health" of the water.

Today the water is mostly polluted because of Porto Marghera, one of the biggest industrial areas in the whole Europe.

The previous NewsLetter from April 2008 can be found here