3.2 9th September
Lets go back to your childhood… with Mike Harding & Stephanie John live in the studio
The photo of Mike was taken in 1963, when he first heard Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary, at the age of five and a half… He still adamantly refuses to believe that the song is about drugs…
This show covers the years 1963 to 1973, when he was 15…
The photo of Stephanie was taken in 1988, when Kylie’s first album “Kylie” with the single “I Should Be So Lucky” came out… The photo is an attempt to recreate Kylie’s hairstyle from the cover of the album…
This show covers the years 1985 to 2000…
SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
11am – 11.30am
Below Sea Level
Simon Scott, sound ecologist and multi instrumentalist talks about his project, Below Sea Level with Mike Harding, the creative producer and co-director of audio visual label, Touch.
3.1 12th August Presented by Stephanie John, who also provided the photo above
Stephanie John is a Sound Artist livng and working in London. She works with field recordings, musical composition and voice to create sound installations and performances which explore sound as a cinematic experience and the resonance of place. Her projects encompass ideas and themes such as the sound of British Industry, the sonic effects of the industrial revolution, mysticism and the sublime and the tension between humans and landscape.
Stephanie’s current project, Steel Cymraeg is running at the Trostre works, Llanelli, Wales until September. Here she shares two hours of sounds that inspire her, around the theme of resonance, landscape and female voice.
Mike Harding hosts a fourth series of “Long Wave” and the third on Dublab on 12th August 2016 from 2-4pm PCT… and will continue for 8 episodes
Episode 3.1 | 12th August Stephanie John
Episode 3.2 | 9th September Live with Stephanie John
Episode 3.3 | 14th October with filmmaker Paul McDade
Episode 3.4 | 11th November with Claire M Singer
Episode 3.5 | 9th December
Long Wave: suspending time and immersing the listener in a widescreen of sound
[Pomperipossa Records # PRLP2]
Limited Edition Vinyl + full length wav DL [42:45]
Release date: 16th April 2016
You can order your copy now
Cover image: Maria von Hausswolff
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Side A this strange life l ::: 19:53
Side B this strange life ll ::: 19:57
Pomperipossa Records, curated by Anna von Hausswolff, is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of the first album by drøne. Field recordings, short wave radio, modular synth all combine to form an enticing, arresting, moving journey of electrically-charged dissonance, drones and electronic melodies… Anna calls it “a jewel”.
“A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles… only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark’s modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works… and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes.”
drøne: Mark Van Hoen & Mike Harding
For further information:
email@example.com | @dronefield
Released by Pomperipossa Records
Published by Field Music
Mike was music adviser on LOS FELIZ, the latest film by Austrian filmaker Edgar Honetschläger
You can see a trailer for the movie, which used tracks by Thomas Köner and Chris Watson here:
LOS FELIZ teaser
The first series will be rebroadcast on Resonance Extra and will go out in Brighton & Hove on a new smallscale DAB trial starting 1st December 2015].
Engineering Science Building
8:00PM – 11:00PM Nightly, Workshop 12:00PM – 4:00PM, $20 – $70
VOLUME and LACE present the second Resonant Forms festival for three days from September 11 – 13, 2015
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [LACE]
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mike Harding [live mix]
VOLUME is pleased to present an evening of outdoor performances by Touch-related artists curated by Mike Harding.
Elephant 3325 Division St. Los Angeles, CA 90065
$5 Doors 5pm Bar
OFFING [Chris Duncan]
Mike Harding (live mix)
SONVA Winter Fest week
Sonva is a Cornish word meaning a ‘place of sound’ and is the name of the Research Group and the Music community at large at Falmouth University.
From analogue to digital…and back?
Mike Harding introduces Touch (1982-2016+), an art project which has witnessed much change in the world of sound and its relationship not only to art but also how the “real world” of studios, record stores and distribution has changed; how perception of the role of artists, now largely dominated by public funding, has shifted. He will look at the way artists have adapted to working in a digital environment (even if the essence of the work is analogue) and how they see themselves and their role, and also the role the growing number of female artists has played and the influence this is having on the artistic community.
He will look specifically at the work of Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Hildur Gudnadottir, BJNilsen, Philip Jeck and Christian Fennesz, all artists with whom he has a long-standing relationship. Mike will also discuss copyright and the realities of a world where music has virtually lost all monetary value, and how this unfolded. He will also look at what can go wrong, often more illustrative than what goes right, with an historical glance at the incompatibilities of the laws and digital technology…
Mike will also introduce the students to “freq_out”, a project created and curated by CM von Hausswolff, which asks them to participate in a collaborative frequency experiment which will be presented by them at the end of the period.
Appearing on national television in Sofia with Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Pepa Ivanova before a lecture at the University of Sofia
Start viewing at 35:05…
Mike Harding is appearing at the Axs Festival, Pasaena, California at 730pm on Saturday 27th September
Visuals: Jon Wozencroft
Audio: mixed from the Touch catalogue
You can see a video about the festival here [Courtesy of the Pasadena Arts Council]
I might be doing something at this event at Cafe Oto…
from 6pm in the Arcola Bar, Dalston, London
Free and open to all
The evening will mark the London launch of the Acoustic City book edited by Matthew Gandy and BJ Nilsen
Friday September 5th.
12:00-12:45 Michael Engelbrecht – Storytelling for burning songs (Or: how to make radio magic)
13:00-13:45 Jana Winderen & Mike Harding – From Punk to Punkt
14:00-14:45 Laurie Anderson – A meeting with Laurie Anderson
Saturday September 6th.
12:00-12:45 Henning Bolte & Jan Bang …
Minute of Listening is an exciting and innovative project that has the potential to provide all primary-aged children with the opportunity to experience sixty seconds of creative listening each day of the school year. By downloading a simple application to their laptops, desktops or interactive whiteboards, teachers can bring a wealth of sonic resources into their classrooms.
For a full list of contributors:
SATURDAY, JUNE 14th | 17h | Media Center of Evreux
LECTURE | CONFERENCE
Denis BOYER (Feardrop) | Mike HARDING (Touch) | Thierry WEYD (Ésam Caen-Cherbourg)
Collaboration |’Atelier(s) | Media Center | Ésam Caen-Cherbourg | Feardrop
Media Center, Square Georges Brassens, 27000 Évreux – France
Before Jana Winderen and Thomas Köner concert the same day at the Museum of Art History & Archeology cloister, a lecture will be provide by Denis Boyer, director of sound review Feardrop, on its texts on the Ice musical Imagination (L’imaginaire musical des glaces) and german musician Thomas Köner.
Presentation of the British label Touch with the presence of its director Mike Harding (who publishes among other works, Jana Winderen and Thomas Köner), and Thierry Weyd (teacher and editor) in the matter of Jana Winderen residency at the Laboratory of Art and Water initiated by Esam Caen-Cherbourg (Art Academy).
Franck Dubois, director of |’Atelier(s) and Frédéric Cosset, president of |’Atelier(s) will question Denis Boyer, Mike Harding and Thierry Weyd.