[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:
firstname.lastname@example.org | @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.
Mike Harding hosts a Q&A with Philip Jeck at 4:30pm on Sunday. An immense musical event featuring performances from Robert Millis, Phillip Jeck, Basic House, Lee Patterson, Female Band, and Dean McPhee.
Facebook entry here
freq_out 10 will be held from February 25th to March 1st 2014
The tenth version of the sound installation freq_out will be executed in Theatre Royal in Marrakech, Morocco, in conjunction with the 5th Marrakech Biennial.
The pre-opening of the exhibition is on February 25, 2014. The 5th Marrakech Biennial is curated by Hicham Khalidi. Additional concerts and performances by freq_out artists will occur from February 27th to March 1st.
Curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Jacob Kirkegaard
Maia Urstad, JG Thirlwell, Franz Pomassl, The Sons of God (Kent Tankred & Leif Elggren), Mike Harding, Christine Ödlund, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, leif e. boman, BJ Nilsen, Brandon LaBelle, Kamarstudios, Jacob Kirkegaard
Click here for participants’ biographies.
Thursday 13th February, 10.45am
Performing Arts Lab
Within the metropolitan area of London, select, record and describe a suitable LISTENING POST (in contrast to viewpoints of scenic vistas, with car parks, telescopes and waste bins). It could be an audio oasis or parenthesis to escape the urban audio assault, or it could be an enclosed space with peculiar acoustics. The aim is to encourage engagement and thereby involvement, with your urban area by LISTENING, which is the essential forerunner (and possible substitute) for any audio recording.
Mike will introduce the morning and play recent works by BJNilsen and Jana Winderen, amongst others, whose recent works have described contrasting areas of spaces, one urban the other invisible.
From midday to 3pm, students will be ‘on location’ before re-assembling to discuss their experiences.
Sounding Poetry of Perception – storytelling in soundscapes
Pepa is currently mentored by Touch
PULSE and The University of Glasgow present Chris Watson
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 7.30pm
University of Glasgow Concert Hall
Included in the programme will be a Q&A with Mike Harding from Touch.
You can read an article in the Glasgow Herald about Chris’s work.