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.
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
Here you can hear a sample of the overnight storm (“St Jude”), which hit the UK in the early hours today. This recording was made at 6am on 2 x dpa omni mics in Balham, south west London
The full recordings can be heard in November on Long Wave, resonancefm
Recently I gave a talk to the students on the Audio Culture module at Lincoln University
A blog has been made here by David McSherry, who also took the photo
Mike Harding hosted a new show, “Long Wave”, on resonance104.4fm starting 8th October 2013… and continued for 13 episodes at 2230 UK time each Tuesday (repeated 0430 Wednesdays).
Long Wave Series 1 
Also, at 10.30pm every day from 23rd December to 3rd January inclusive, the whole series will be repeated, “so the new shows (the last two in the current series [due on 24th December and 31st December] will slot into the entire sequence, a little anti-intuitively perhaps.” [Ed Baxter, resonancefm]
Mike Harding hosts a new show, “Long Wave”, on resonance104.4fm starting 8th October 2013… at 2230 HRS GMT Tuesdays and repeated Thursdays at 0430
A weekly 90 minute show will feature new recordings, archives, live shows, interviews and other items. The first show will look at the extensive career of Phill Niblock, who will have just turned 80 (born 2nd October 1933) and has a new album out on October 14th…
There will also be interviews with Charles Matthews & Marcus Davidson (Spire), Jóhann Jóhannsson, Irene Moon (Katja Seltmann), Andrew Lagowski, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ken Montgomery, Finnbogi Petursson & others. Watch this space for more info.
Long Wave will be archived here at the end of the series.
Any audio considerations for this show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Praça Coronel Pacheco 2
Photo: Jon Wozencroft
Also please reference TouchRadio…
6400 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8-10pm 16th August
Mike Harding (Touch) presents a selection of tracks from the extensive Touch archive… including tracks from Biosphere, Fennesz, Bruce Gilbert, Hildur Gudnadottir, Rosy Parlane, Sohrab, Mika Vainio, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen and others…
Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent company of its time.
The 14th Spire will take place in Mautern, close to Krems, Austria, on 11th October 2013, opening the Kontraste Festival.
Marcus Davidson (Organ & electronics)
Christian Fennesz (Guitar & electronics)
Mike Harding (The Eternal Chord & programme designer)
Philip Jeck (Turntables & sampler)
Charles Matthews (Organ & programme designer)
Burkhard Stangl (Guitar, electronics & organ)
Programme (subject to change):
PART ONE 7pm-8:15pm
Charles Camilleri: Lento, (from Sonata semplice)
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer – Prelude no.8, six fugues and finale, from “Blumen Strauss”
Marcus Davidson – The Passing
Johann Nepomuk David – Movement 3 from Partita on BACH
Philip Jeck (solo)
PART TWO 8:30pm – 10pm
Erik Satie – Prière pour le salut de mon âme
Leos Janacek – Organ solo from Glagolitic Mass
“The Austrian Hour” – Christian Fennesz & Burkhard Stangl
Arvo Pärt – Pari Intervallo
The Eternal Organ
end 10:15pm approx
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.
SONIC ACTS – THE DARK UNIVERSE
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
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]
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.