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)
Visiting Lecturer at Lincoln University | 18th October 2013
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
Long Wave | Resonance104.4fm
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.
Playlists, credits and notes will be published here.
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...
...plays Touch @ Amoeba Records | 16th August 2013
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.
Kontraste Festival | Spire Live in Austria 11th October 2013
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
Noises Festival @ b-05, Montabaur | Saturday 15th June 2013
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.
freq_out 9 | Amsterdam February 2013
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
The Art of Listening 3 | Brussels January 2013
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]
TouchRadio 88 | Pitchfork Review December 2012
11.12.12 - Sea Palling: Wet mics and grey seals - 11:53 - 320 kbps
Photo: Sunouchi Motohiro
Touch's 30th Anniversary Event: A Sound Recording Weekend with Chris Watson. Recordings of the sea made at Sea Palling, Norfolk, 8th December 2012, reviewed in Pitchfork here
Spire | London June 2012
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.