Touch Conference | USA April - May 2016
A series of conferences featuring Touch artists on the west coast of America presenting and demonstrating their work to a discerning audience:
Touch (est. 1982) is one of the last surviving labels from the turbulent new wave period in London, which uniquely fused art, design and music. Hear artists from the label roster present and demonstrate their work to a discerning audience.
Philip Jeck uses turntables and sampler to create a unique sonic improvisation, both emotionally captivating and technically involving.
Mark Van Hoen, with modular synth and software pushed the analogue/digital envelope to create damaged melodies, drones and dense claustrophobia.
Simon Scott explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition.
Daniel Menche - In a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure, Daniel Menche has established himself as a musician with an uncharacteristic sense of focus and determination. Rather than creating "noise," he strives for order and cohesiveness. Aural intensity is not a representation of confusion or the chaotic, but a concerted effort to provoke and stimulate the listener’s imagination by generating intensely powerful sounds and music.
Bethan Parkes - Her work spans across field recording, sound design, ambisonic composition and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonic and visually articulated spaces.
April 29th, Aeterna Gallery, Los Angeles
Jon Wozencroft (photography exhibition, part of Touch Retrospective April 9th on...)
Location: 5240 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032
May 3rd, private location (invitation only), San Francisco
Mark Van Hoen
May 4th, Holocene, Portland
Mark Van Hoen
May 7th, Chapel Space, Seattle
Mark Van Hoen
May 10th Dublab, Los Angeles (Radio)
Live Dates for March 2016
A4, Bratislava (SK)
PRAHA, Brno (CZ)
Rhiz, Vienna (A)
Spire Live at The Unitarian Church, Cambridge | 26th February 2016
5 Emmanuel Road
This concert will be recorded and the entry fee guarantees you a free copy of some of the recordings [wav files]. Which tracks we make available will depend on the quality and suitability of the recordings, of course...
LISTEN: Philip Jeck's Favourite Music
A fascinating personal guided tour of the avant multi-media composer's extensive vinyl collection... including reggae housed in cream cracker packets [John Doran]
Julia Dempsey of The Art Assembly travelled up to his house in Liverpool and talked to him about his roots playing disco in clubs in the late 70s and early 80s, the joys of the rough DJ mix, discovering Arthur Russell's music in New York, reggae album sleeves printed on Jacobs Cream Cracker packets and the power of Frank Sinatra's bossa nova influenced work.
Philip Jeck is performing tonight (Thursday October 15) at St Johns Hackney as part of a bill that also features Oren Ambarchi and Arnold Dreyblatt and you can get tickets here.
Thanks to Julia Dempsey for presenting and producing and to editor, Robin The Fog.
Pre-order gatefold vinyl edition of new album "Cardinal"
Philip Jeck writes:
"To make this record I used Fidelity record players, Casio Keyboards, Ibanez bass guitar, Sony minidisc players, Ibanez and Zoom effects pedals, assorted percussion, a Behringer mixer and it was edited it at home with minidisc players and on a laptop computer."
Photography and artwork by Jon Wozencroft
Cut by Jason at Transition
Barrow in Furness (open thy hand wide)
… bend the knee 1
… bend the knee 5
And Over Again
The Station View
Saint Pancras (the one that holds everything)
This album comes with a free download of Philip Jeck “Live in Caen”, recorded by Franck Dubois on 28th February 2015 at Impressions Multiples #4 (ésam Caen/Cherbourg) with thanks to Thierry Weyd.
Live in London | 15th October 2015 St John At Hackney
Live in Zurich | 30th May 2015
Philip Jeck: Record Players. Michaela Grill: Live-Video. Karl Limieux: 16mm Projectors
(Rote Fabrik, Aktionshalle, Seestrasse 395, Zurich, Switzerland)
on Saturday 30th May 8pm
also performing that night are:
Alexander Hawkins: Piano
and Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Trio
(Anthony Braxton; Alto/Soprano Sax and Electronics. Taylor Ho Bynum: Cornet/Trumpet. Mary Halvorson: Guitar/Effects)
Live Dates for March 2015
with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux
March 7th. Artacts Festival in St Johann In Tirol, Austria
The acts on the bill:
MAJA OSOJNIK & BRASS ORCHESTRA ST. JOHANN IN TIROL
•TRIO NOW: Tanja Feichtmair, Ulrich Winter, Fredi Pröll
•STINE JANVIN MOTLAND SOLO
•JECK/GRILL/LEMIEUX: Philip Jeck, Michaela Grill, Karl Lemieux
•ALL INCLUDED: Martin Küchen, Niklas Barnö, Mats Äleklint, Jon Rune Strøm, Tollef Østvang
March 8th,. Vienna, Austria
The acts on the bill:
Rogelio Sosa (mx) / electronics
Mario de Vega (mx/de) / electronics
Angélica Castelló (at/mx)/ paetzold, electronics and tapes
dieb13 (at)/ ttt
Billy Roisz (at) / electronics
Burkhard Stangl (at) / guitars
Michaela Grill (at) / laptop
Philip Jeck (uk) / turntables
Karl Lemieux (ca) / 16mm film projectors )
Live dates for Early 2015
On 25th January at the Rotterdam International Film Festival with Michaela Grill and Karl Lemieux
6th February at EARWEARE festival in Biel/ Bienne, Switzerland.
Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil | 14th December 2014