Long Wave 3.4

3.4 11th November

Interview with Claire M Singer

Long Wave 3.3

3.3 14th October

Interview with filmmaker Paul McDade in Pasadena, September 2016… the travails of a low-budget documentary maker in 21st Century Los Angeles… and his brushes with the paranormal.

With recordings from Simon Scott, Claire M Singer, Raymond Cass, ‘Breakthrough’, Michael Esposito… Check here for a full play list on October 14th.

NTS Radio | 7th October 2016


Long Wave 3.2

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…

Thames Estuary Festival 2016


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.


Long Wave 3.1

Dublab - Stephanie John_3

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.

Long Wave Series 4 | dublab

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

Interview on X-Ray | 29th April 2016


drøne – reversing into the future

[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:
drone@field.nu | @dronefield
Released by Pomperipossa Records
Published by Field Music

Music Adviser | Edgar Honetschlager

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

Long Wave Series 1 Rebroadcast

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].

Conference at UCSB MAT, Santa Barbara | 7th December 2015

Engineering Science Building
Room 2001


Touch presents… Live in Los Angeles | 11th September 2015


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

Simon Scott
Bethan Parkes
Jen Boyd
Mike Harding [live mix]


Procedure | Los Angeles 25th August 2015


For more information…

Touch presents… Live at Elephant | Los Angeles 21st June 2015


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

Yann Novak
OFFING [Chris Duncan]
Mike Harding (live mix)

Falmouth University Music Dept. | 2nd – 6th February 2015

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.

Falmouth University

Bulgarian TV | 25th October 2014

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…

AxS Festival, Pasadena | 27th September 2014

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]
AxS Festival

Tapeworm 5th Birthday Party | 16th September 2014

I might be doing something at this event at Cafe Oto…

details here

Acoustic City Book Launch | 14th September 2014

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