Photo: Nico Van Hoen
b. 1957 Devizes, England
Curator & Producer ● Lecturer & Publisher ● Author & Editor ● occasional exhibitions/installations/ performances…
After University (Durham, Modern History), worked at ZigZag. He has been running the audio-visual label Touch for 35 years and counting, and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience – see also Touch Radio and Long Wave (see opposite)
He also curates Ash International
Touch 1982-2022+ [including Touch Radio and Touch.30 & Touch.40 events] – see list here ● Spire 2004-2018+ with Charles Matthews ● Slow Sound as part of Sleepless, Los Angeles, July 2018 ● KREV X with Thomas Nordanstad, Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, May 2002 ● Listening Post with Thomas Liljenberg, The Royal Academy, Stockholm, March 2002 ● A Swedish Feast ● with Jerome Remy, Les Borealis, Caen, November 2001 ● HISS with Thomas Nordanstad, Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, May 2001
Contributions to various compilation releases: Tone 33 Touch. 30 years and counting [CD and DLP, Touch 2012] • BFIDVD529 Fairy Tales [3 tracks with Michael Esposito] • End ID [DCD, Digital Narcis 2000] • Antitrade [CD, Ash International 1999] • RRR500 [Vinyl, RRR 1998] • The Acoustic City [Book + CD, jovis Verlag, 2014] • FYLOOP [LP, Fylkingen FYLP 1033]
Contributions to various TouchRadio episodesHe has various nom d'enregistreur: Mike Harding • MSCHarding • Mike Hardin • venoztks or VENOZTKS (sometimes written as Venoz TKS) • Souls on Board • Curare and other anonymous ones...