Noises Festival @ b-05, Montabaur | Saturday 15th June 2013

20:45 – 21:15 Vortrag: Mike Harding (Touch): From Analogue To Digital And Back Again

The /ˈnɔɪzɪz/ festival is taking place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June at the grounds of the b-05 Montabaur choosing as its theme the intercultural relevance of hearing as a multi-medial phenomenon. The festival is an initiative organised by Cultural Science students at the University of Koblenz.

The starting point is that globalisation in mass media is frequently only perceived as an economic rather than a cultural phenomenon which may be interpreted differently depending on the location. Above all hearing – hence the phonetic title – will be emphasised with DJ-sets, live-music, films and performances.

In addition the use of a silent disco, sound-installations, presentations and workshops demonstrate that ‘noise’ is interpreted differently – either subjectively or culturally – within the realms of sound in general or music in particular.

Mike Harding is giving a talk about 30 years of Touch on Saturday night.

freq_out 9 | Amsterdam February 2013

SONIC ACTS – THE DARK UNIVERSE

2013.sonicacts.com/events/freq_out-9/

We are happy to announce that the festival starts with the ninth instalment of freq_out at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. freq_out 9 is a sound installation comprising 12 individual sound works, each utilising a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound-space. Including: BJNilsen, J.G. Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Kent Tankred , Finnbogi Pétursson, PerMagnus Lindborg, Christine Ödlund, Franz Pomassl, Mike Harding, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.

The complete programme can be found here

The Art of Listening 3 | Brussels January 2013

with Sandra Jasper & BJNilsen

Transmedia presents: The Art of Listening 3, Touch’s residency in Brussels, January 21-25 2013. This residency is part of the Masters Degree course at Sint Lucas College.
1st and 2nd year students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Venezuela…
(You can read about last year’s residency here)

[photos: Mike Harding/BJNilsen]

TouchRadio 88 | Pitchfork Review December 2012

11.12.12 – Sea Palling: Wet mics and grey seals – 11:53 – 320 kbps

Photo: Sunouchi Motohiro

Touch’s 30th Anniversary Event: A Sound Recording Weekend with Chris Watson. Recordings of the sea made at Sea Palling, Norfolk, 8th December 2012, reviewed in Pitchfork here

Spire Live at Spitalfields Festival | London June 2012

The 13th Spire took place at St. Botolphs without Aldgate on Thursday 21st June 2012 as part of The Spitalfields Summer Festival

You can read a review of this event at Dalston Sounds here and in London Jazz here

From its earliest inception as the Hydraulis to the latest in organ technology, the organ has had an incredible influence on the history of music and sound. Spire celebrates this ‘Emperor of Instruments’ with live performances for organ, electronics, piano and voice, contrasting digital and analogue to create a rich sonic journey unique to each performance location. See Spire in Spitalfields for the first time, visiting St Botolph without Aldgate and its newly restored Harris organ.

freq_out 8 | Stockholm February 2012

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Moderna Museet is going to be open from 7 pm February 17th through 7 pm February 19th. For forty-eight hours, seven of the museum’s galleries will be occupied by the sound installation freq_out 8. The result will be a combination of sound and light that will ‘drench’ the galleries in all the colours of the rainbow.

Spire Live at CTM | Berlin February 2012

The 12th Spire took place during CTM 12, at Passionskirche, Berlin

Marcus Davidson
Eleh
Hildur Gudnadottir
Charles Matthews
Jana Winderen
The Eternal Chord
Organology

The Art of Listening 2 | Brussels January 2012

with Sandra Jasper & BJNilsen

Transmedia presents: The Art of Listening 2, Touch’s residency in Brussels, January 16-20 2012. This residency is part of the Masters Degree course at Sint Lucas College.
(You can read about last year’s residency here)

[photos: Sandra Jasper/BJNilsen]

Touch.30 | January to December 2012

Touch’s first release was Feature Mist [T1] in December 1982, so 2012 is our 30th anniversary. There will be a series of events and releases throughout the year and this page will be regularly updated to keep you informed. You may have noticed that Touch.20 was held in 2001, and Touch 25 in 2006… A discrepancy you might think. But no! Touch was conceived by Jon Wozencroft in 1981, in 1982 Jon and Mike Harding went to see New Order in Norwich (May) and received the cassette master of “Video 5-8-6” which was released on Feature Mist…

30.touch33.net

Spire Live at Frequency Festival | Lincoln October 2011

The 11th Spire took place during The Frequency Festival 2011, from 21st – 29th October in Lincoln

Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews
Charles Matthews & Mike Harding – The Eternal Chord
BJNilsen
The Spire Ensemble – Organogram with John Beaumont (Tenor)

You can view the full programme here

The Art of Listening 1 | Brussels January 2011

with BJNilsen

Transmedia presents: The Art of Listening 3, Touch’s residency in Brussels, January 17-21 2011. This residency is part of the Masters Degree course at Sint Lucas College.

[photos: Sandra Jasper/BJNilsen]