Long Wave 4.2

Episode 4.2 | 12th May

Mike Harding talks to Robert Crouch about the AxS festival, The Pasadena Arts Council and his new album, Sublunar (out May 19th 2017)

Long Wave 4.1

Episode 4.1 | 14th April

Mike Harding talks to Austrian filmmaker Edgar Honetschläger, whose most recent film, Los Felis wa shot largely in Los Angeles

Music played features Thomas Köner, Fennesz, Georges Delerue from the film Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963) and Sollima Giovanni

Long Wave 3.8

Episode 3.8 | 8th March

Alternative National Anthem Special – feat. Lasse Marhaug, Jana Winderen, Chris Watson, Dave Knapik, Geneva Skeen and others…

Photo: Sarah Brownie, Suffolk, England March 2017

Long Wave 3.7


Episode 3.7 | 10th February – with Bill Thompson

Mike Harding introduces UK-based American sound artist Bill Thompson, who talks about his work as a sonic teacher and practitioner heavily influenced by Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Earl Brown, Eliane Radigue, Max Neuhaus, Alvin Lucier and others

Long Wave 3.6


Episode 3.6 | 13th January – The Cap Report: Travels through Thailand and Vietnam, October – November 2015

Long Wave 3.5


Episode 3.5 | 9th December – Vesta

A continuous 2 hour mix… featuring Olivia Block, crys cole, Colleen, Ipek Gorgun, Grouper, Hildur Gudnadottir, Anna von Hausswolff, Bethan Kellough, Signe Lidén, Irene Moon, Claire M Singer, Jana Winderen, Amy Winedeath…

Long Wave 3.4

3.4 | 11th November

In the studio with Claire M Singer discussing all things aeolian. Her debut album, Solas, was released in June 2016 and can be previewed on Bandcamp. Tracks played featured Leif Elggren, Bill Thompson and Hazard, as well as Henryk Gorecki.

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…

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.

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.”

For further information: | @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)