AxS Festival, Pasadena | 27th September 2014
Mike Harding is appearing at the Axs Festival, Pasaena, California at 730pm Saturday 22nd September
Visuals: Jon Wozencroft
Audio: mixed from the Touch catalogue
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.
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
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)