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:
Dublab Radio | Los Angeles 29th July 2014
A Noiseful Joy
Mike Harding will be interviewed by Jake Viator for Dublab Radio's A Noiseful Joy at 10am on 29th July 2014
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.
Facebook entry here
The Acoustic City
The Acoustic City, edited by Matthew Gandy and BJ Nilsen.
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.
Private Island, Los Angeles | 28th March 2014
freq_out 10 | Marrakech Biennial February 2014
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.
ACOUSTIC IMAGES | Royal College of Art, London
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
University of Glasgow Concert Hall | Glasgow 11th February 2014
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.
Storm 27th - 28th October 2013
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 (see opposite)
What's on the turntable... | March - July 2014
Anna von Hausswolff - Källan (Prototype) [Test pressing - Touch # Tone 45.6, 2014]
Krzysztof Penderecki - Music from the film "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa" (A film by Wojciech Jerzy) [OBUH # V24, 2005]
Oren Ambarchi - Stacte Karaoki [Black Truffle Records # BT13, 2014]
Sápmi Lottažan 2 - Āillohaččat [Indigenous Records # IRLP-7, 1982]
Douglas Quinn - Fathom [Taiga Records # TAIGA 11, 2010]
Harry Partch - The Bewitched [Composers Recordings, Inc. # CRI SD 304, 1973]
Teho Teardo - Music for Wilder Mann [Specula # 003, 2013]
Mike Harding hosts a new show, "Long Wave", on resonance104.4fm starting 8th October 2013… continuing for 13 episodes at 2230 UK time each Tuesday (repeated 0430 Wednesdays).
Episode information, playlists, notes and credits are published here. Also Long Wave will be archived here at the end of the series, on New Years Day 2014…
Long Wave Series 1 
Episode 1 - Phill Niblock | Episode 2 - Spire | Episode 3 - Generator | Episode 4 - The Tapeworm | Episode 5 - Sohrab | Episode 6 - Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | Episode 7 - Storm St. Jude | Episode 8 - Finnbogi Pétursson | Episode 9 - EVP | Episode 10 - Katja Seltmann with Irene Moon | Episode 11 - Tim Maloney | Episode 12 - The Cap Report | Episode 13 - Charlie Campagna
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]
Long Wave: suspending time and immersing the listener in a widescreen of sound
About Mike Harding
b. 1957 England
Curator & Producer ● Lecturer & Publisher ● Author & Editor ● occasional exhibitions/installations/performances… you can download a full CV here
He has been running the audio-visual label Touch for 30+ years and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience - see also Touch Radio
He also curates Ash International
Images: (please credit if used):
1. by Carl Michael von Hausswolff (high res)
2. by Jana Winderen (low res)
3. by Sandra Jasper (high res)
4. by Ken Hollings (lo res)
Banner photos: Death Valley, 5th December 2013
Curator/Producer (since 1982):
Touch 1982-2013+ [including Touch Radio and Touch.30 events] – see list here ● Spire 2004-2013+ with Charles Matthews ● 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
Courses/Workshops (since 2001):
with BJNilsen, 2011-3+ The Art of Listening, Transmedia, Brussels ● with Chris Watson, 2012 Wildeye, Norfolk ● with Jana Winderen, 2011 Phonofemme, Vienna ● with Jana Winderen, 2010 Anyangcheong, Seoul ● with Chris Watson, 2008 Atmospheres, London ● with Christian Fennesz, 2005 Guildhall, York ● with Christian Fennesz, 2004 EMS, Stockholm ● with Chris Watson, 2002 Vooruit, Gent ● with Chris Watson, 2001 & 2002 Kungliga Konsthogskolan, Stockholm
Lectured at The London College of Printing ● The School of Fine Art, Caen ● Konsthogskolan Valand, Göteborg ● KTH, Uppsala ● EMS and Konstfach, Stockholm ● NOTAM, Oslo ● Norberg Festival 2006 ● University of York, [Music Masters degree course] ● Ravensbourne College (with Chris Watson) ● Projektskolen, Oslo (with Jana Winderen) ● Saii & The British Council, Seoul ● Atelierhaus der Akadamie der bildenden Künst Wien, Vienna ● KHM, Cologne ● Madeiradig, Madeira ● Leeds Metropolitan University ● Noises Festival @ b-05, Montabaur ●
...and many others...
TV & Radio (since 2007):
Interviews worldwide for Touch.30 throughout 2012 ● Future Places [Radio Futura, Portugal 2010] ● The Suffolk Symphony [BBC, England 2009] ● Sound Stories [RTE, Ireland 2008] ● Ström [SR, Sweden 2008] ● Music Design for Instinct [ITV, England 2007]
…and various radio shows in Italy, UK, USA over the years...
Fairy Tales [BFI DVD liner notes], England 2012 ● Conexions [MIC magazine], Norway 2012 ● Botanic Sounds [Festival catalogue], Sweden 2009 ● Ringtones [CD notes, Touch # Tone 14], England 2002
...and for many other websites, magazines, pamphlets and productions...
TS13 Repaired/Replaced [7" vinyl, Touch 2012] • TTW#07 Souls on Board [K7, The Tapeworm 2011]
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 episodes
He has various nom d'enregistreur: Mike Harding • MSCHarding • Mike Hardin • VENOZTKS (sometimes written as Venoz TKS) • Souls on Board and other anonymous ones...
UK Ambassador of The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland [KREV] ● freq_out & THE FREQ_OUT ORCHESTRA ● Field ● The Eternal Chord
Email: msch [at] mscharding [dot, of course] net
Banner photos: Death Valley, California
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