Falmouth University Music Dept. | 2nd - 6th February 2015
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 (1982-2015+), 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.
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 21st January 2015
Mike Harding hosts the show with Alejandro Cohen for Dublab Radio's Elevation Through Sound at 10am on 21st January 2015
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 3rd December 2014
Mike Harding hosts the show with Alejandro Cohen for Dublab Radio's Elevation Through Sound at 10am on 3rd December 2014
In this second episode of a new series, Mike talks to Richard Chartier (LINE, pinkcourtesyphone)
Bulgarian TV | 25th October 2014
Start viewing at 35:05...
AxS Festival, Pasadena | 27th September 2014
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]
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 22nd September 2014
Mike Harding hosts the show with Alejandro Cohen for Dublab Radio's Elevation Through Sound at 10am on 22nd September 2014
In this first episode of a new series, Mike talks to Michael Esposito (Phantom Airwaves), the EVP researcher...
Tapeworm 5th Birthday Party | 16th September 2014
I might be doing something at this event at Cafe Oto...
Acoustic City Book Launch | 14th September 2014
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
with Jana Winderen @ Punkt | Norway 5th September 2014
Friday September 5th. 12:00-12:45 Michael Engelbrecht - Storytelling for burning songs (Or: how to make radio magic) - Read More 13:00-13:45 Jana Winderen & Mike Harding - From Punk to Punkt - Read More 14:00-14:45 Laurie Anderson - A meeting with Laurie Anderson - Read More Saturday September 6th. 12:00-12:45 Henning Bolte & Jan Bang ...
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 6th August 2014
Mike Harding hosted today's show with Alejandro Cohen for Dublab Radio's Elevation Through Sound at 10am on 6th August 2014
Thomas Ankersmit - Figueroa Terrace (excerpt) - Figueroa Terrace - Touch
Jana Winderen - Aquaculture - Energy Field - Touch
Chris Watson - Telegraph Cove at Night - unreleased
Jana Winderen - Dive - unreleased
Hazard - Landmass - Wind - Ash International
Bruce Gilbert - Sliding Off the World - Touch 25 - Touch
Mika Vainio - From Behind the Radiators A - From Behind the Radiators - Touch
Fennesz vs Matthews - Amoroso - Amoroso - Touch
Rosy Parlane - Willow - Willow - Touch
Various Artists - Touch Ritual Cut Up - Touch
Touch 33 - Mach .853 (Moscow Air Traffic Control) - Touch Sampler 00 - Touch
Chris Watson - Friday the 13th - Touch Sampler 00 - Touch
Chris Watson - A Celebration - Touch Sampler 00 - Touch
Biosphere - Deviation - Autour de la Lune - Touch
BJNilsen - Londinium - Eye of the Microphone - Touch
Leif Elggren - Mother!!? - Antitrade - Ash International
Unknown - In a Constant State of Rebellion - Antitrade - Ash International
Charles Matthews plays Giacinto Scelsi - In Nomine Lucis - Spire Live in Bergen - The Tapeworm
Fennesz - Badminton Girl - Endless Summer - Editions Mego
Sohrab - Amookhtan Baraye Zistan - unreleased
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 29th July 2014
Mike Harding interviewed by Jake Viator for Dublab Radio's A Noiseful Joy at 10am on 29th July 2014
One Minute of Listening
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:
Lecture & Conference | Evreux, France 14th June 2014
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.
Q&A with Philip Jeck | 25th May 2014
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.
The Acoustic City
This book is now for sale in the TouchShop, where you can find more information and track listing on the CD, including a track recorded by VENOZ TKS...
The Acoustic City will consist of a series of cutting-edge essays on sound and the city accompanied by a specially commissioned CD with field recordings, compositions, and music. The book will comprise five thematic sections: sound mappings including cartographic and conceptual approaches to the representation and interpretation of soundscapes; sound cultures including specific associations between place, music and sound; acoustic flânerie and the recording of urban sounds (including bats, birds and urban nature) as well as reflections on the “auditory self” with links to cultural history and literary theory; acoustic ecology including relationships between architecture, sound, and urban design; and the politics of sound extending to human well-being, noise abatement, and the changing characteristics of ambient sound. This innovative essay collection will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines including architecture, cultural studies, geography, musicology and urban sociology.