Monthly Archives: September 2009

KK NULL | European tour in October

KK NULL makes a rare appearance in Europe this October, with a 10-date tour.
10.10.09 – Trama Festival, Porto, Portugal
13.10.09 – Gris, Calle San Marcos 29, Madrid, Spain
16.10.09 – L’Embobineuse, Marseille, France
21.10.09 – Extrapool with Z’EV, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
22.10.09 – Occii with Z’EV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
23.10.09 – Elevate Festival, Graz, Austria
24.10.09 – Menza Pri Koritu, Ljubljana, Slovenia
25.10.09 – MKNZ, Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
26.10.09 – DPZN / MKSC, Koper, Slovenia
28.10.09 – Fluc, Wein, Austria
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Touch Radio 44 | Laurent Jeanneau

17.09.09 – Ghulja – 44:20 – 192 kpbs
“Xinjiang (“new frontier” in Chinese) or Eastern Turkestan is without doubt the first extremely sensitive zone in China, at least in terms of ethnic conflict between the Hans newcomers and muslim minorities who have a longer history of occupation of those areas. Spread from Mongolia to Afghanistan, it is the biggest Chinese province. I was in the north western part of Xinjiang in the prefecture of ILI, called Yining outside of China and Ghulja by the Turkophones, in May and June 2009…”
The radio mix contains unedited acoustic recordings made with a pair of RODE NT5 microphones with a NAGRA ARES M digital recorder, and computer modified parts, sound collage and composed processed DONGBRA (Kazakh 2-stringed plucked instrument) and DUTAR (Uyghur long neck 2-stringed plucked instrument).
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TodaysArt 2009 | Den Haag, 25-26th September 2009

Photos of the event can be found here
Biosphere, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Philip Jeck and Jana Winderen will be performing in the Lutherse Kerk, Den Haag, the Netherlands, as part of the TodaysArt 2009 festival this September.
The Lutherse Kerk will be one of the most exclusive locations of the festival. “Any performance here will be special; the acoustics of the Lutherse Kerk are outstanding and so is the ambience” say the festival organisers. “A very special church hall, inspiring artists and great acoustics; all the elements are in place to make the performances at this location legendary.”
Appearing at the Lutherse Kerk on Friday 25th are Jana Winderen and Philip Jeck. The 26th sees Hildur Guðnadóttir and Biosphere take to the stage, plus a performance of the “Eternal Chord”.
Due to the size of the Lutherse Kerk, it is advisable to show up in time to see your favorite artist.
In addition, on the afternoon of Saturday 26th Touch will be doing a Q&A in the Filmhuis. Led by Mike Harding, anybody who is interested will get the chance to talk with Touch, including the artists performing at TodaysArt 2009.
More info and tickets at

Autumn 2009 Events

October 1st
Open Frame Festival, Brisbane

October 2nd
Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle

October 4th
The Toff, Melbourne

October 7th
The High Seas, Auckland

Sonic Museum

Rosy has created a headphone sound piece for Sonic Museum at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. “Dawn” was commissioned for the WW2 Hall of Memories. The installation runs until 29 November 2009. A sample of “Dawn” can be heard here, and the track downloaded here.

Pestival | The Southbank Centre, London 4-6th September 2009

Pestival – 7:30 pm 6th September 2009
Chris Watson curates… Cross Pollination – An Evening of Experimental Insect Music, with performances by: Philip Jeck | Marcus Davidson & The Bee Choir – The Bee Symphony – as part of this piece Chris Watson multi-channel diffusion his own recordings of bees and also those made by Mike Harding in Kent in May 2009. A story of this recording trip can be found on the Touch Radio website | Maria Jardardottir introduced by Atau Tanaka.
There is a feature in The Guardian (4th September 2009) which can be read here and a blog here . You can hear an interview with Chris Watson on The Strand here.