Monthly Archives: January 2010

T-Phone 1 – Biosphere “Outside By The Fjord”

1 track .m4v video, digital download for iPod/iPhone

Track listing:
1: Outside By The Fjord – 25:09
From a field recording trip in Sørfjorden, near Tromsø, Norway.
Commissioned by Fondazione Musica per Roma, 2008.
Buy Outside By The Fjord in the TouchShop
www.biosphere.no

T-Phone 1 – Biosphere “Outside By The Fjord”

1 track .m4v video, digital download for iPod/iPhone

Track listing:
1: Outside By The Fjord – 25m09s

From a field recording trip in Sørfjorden, near Tromsø, Norway.
Commissioned by Fondazione Musica per Roma, 2008.

Touch Radio 48 | Biosphere

28.01.10 – Live in Den Haag – 37:05 – 192 kbps
Born in Tromso (Norway), Geir Jenssen is better known as Biosphere, a key figure in contemporary Norwegian music. In 1992, Jenssen shot to fame with his Biosphere-debut album “Microgravity”, becoming one of the pioneering ambient artists from the 90’s. He was one of the first to come up with the mix of soundscapes, voice samples and atmospheric noise with trancey melodies and solid beats.
Touch Live on September 26th 2009 at Todaysart 09, Den Haag featured Biosphere, Philip Jeck, Hildur Gudnadottir, Jana Winderen & The Eternal Chord. Biosphere gave an intimate performance in the Lutherse Kerk, a very small church.
Recorded straight from the mixing desk to an Ares Pll Nagra digital recorder.
Subscribe to the TouchPod podcast of TouchRadio via the iTunes Music Store
Play “Live in Den Haag”
www.biosphere.no

House on Water | Turkmen January 2009

houseonwater

The above photo was taken on a recent (2010) trip to Turkmen Sahra.

Biosphere film soundtrack @ Berlin Film Festival | February 2010

Im Schatten (In the Shadows) by Thomas Arslan, Germany (WP) appears as part of A world in pieces: the films of the 40th Berlinale Forum, with music by Geir Jenssen (published by Touch Music).
www.arsenal-berlin.de
www.biosphere.no

The Tapeworm’s Worm

Like most insects, worms are totally tasteless… they can be pan-fried, oven baked or whatever, but the worms MUST be absolutely purged (cleaned of intestinal matter – especially sand, which an earth worm uses to “grind” it’s food much like a chicken gizzard). But it is impossible to adequately purge a worm, so perhaps its best not to try.

The Observer published a recipe for Banana Worm Bread by Carlene Thomas-Bailey on 13th November 2010.

Rebekah Staton’s Creamy Alchy Choccie-Cookie Loggie

Warning! Do not attempt this recipe if you will consume it with guests who can’t handle the truth.

Whip some cream with vanilla essence until firm.
In a separate dish pour out a generous amount of your favourite liqueur.
Dip (one by one) your favourite cookie, quickly, into the liqueur.
Now glue the cookies together with the naughty cream until you have formed a ‘log’.
Take the rest of the cream and coat the log with it.
Now take some Sprinkles (chocolate preferred) and shower the log.
Serve with two plums… or fruits of your choosing!

Voila!!!

NB Have ambulance on speed dial

Anthony Flanagan’s Cheese, Onion, Tomato, Salt

One block of cheese (your choice!)
One onion
One beef tomato
Salt

Wash the ingredients thoroughly. Cut the tomato in half and sprinkle with salt.
Take a bite of cheese.
Chew and devour.
Then take a bite of the onion.
When finished eating that, take a bite of tomato.
Continue the whole thing in any order in your own time.

The best food is simple food!

Philip Jeck & Hildur Gudnadottir live in London | February 2010

Arctic Circle – The Resonance of Music with Water
Kings Place, 80 York Way, London NW1
Wednesday 24th February 2010
Philip Jeck
Time: 20:00
Venue: Hall One
An Ark for the Listener, a new work inspired by Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Wreck Of The Deutschland.
“An aspiration in answer to an inspiration,
out of music shaped by all the sea has claimed,
as is the inevitable shipwreck of our existence.
Salvaged out of vinyl, by way of ear, hand and electricity.”
“And I have asked to be… out of the swing of the sea.” (G M Hopkins)
Thursday 25 February
Time: 20:00
Venue: Hall One
Hauschka with Hildur Guðnadóttir
Haushka is the alias of Dusseldorf keyboardist Volker Bertelman. His critically-acclaimed albums on the 130701 imprint evince a playfully accessible approach to the often austere realm of the prepared piano. Haushka is joined tonight by gifted Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir for a major new, aquatically-themed commission.
Saturday 27 February
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Time: 19:00
Venue: Hall One
Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has collaborated with the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Múm and Haushka. She released her debut solo album in 2007. An electronic-tinged follow-up, Without Sinking, appeared in 2009 on the Touch label.
More info and tickets at www.kingsplace.co.uk
www.jointhecircle.net
www.philipjeck.com
www.hildurness.com

Sohrab’s Yoghourt Borrani

spinach 500grams
plain yoghurt 1 pack
garlic 1-2 slices
spring onion 1 branch (optional)

This is a very easy quick and yummy to make side dish. its best for summer night dinners!
Wash the spinach and put it in a pot, add some salt and let it cook by itself without adding oil or water. Spinach is a juicy vegetable and we cook it until it lost its water! then put it in a bowl and let it go cold while chopping your garlic.

Add the yoghurt, chopped garlic, and some black pepper to the spinach and mix it well, put it in the fridge for half an hour and then bring it on the table! you can make decorate it with some rose also (also dried rose)

2010

The British Library accept TouchRadio as a ‘named collection’ in their sound archive. Touch goes to South Korea for the first time; performs at Berghain, Berlin and releases new albums by Philip Jeck, Phill Niblock, Sohrab and Eleh.

TO:77 – BJNilsen “The Invisible City”

CD – 8 tracks – 1:04:57
Jewel case with concertina insert
Artwork & Photography by Jon Wozencroft
Plus bonus 320kbps .mp3 download – 1 track – 33:44
TO:77DL – BJNilsen “Live at Café Oto”, Atmospheres 3, 7.xii.09
Available only when purchasing “The Invisible City” via the TouchShop.

Track listing:

1. Gravity Station
2. Phase and Amplitude
3. Scientia
4. Virtual Resistance
5. Meter Reading
6. Into Its Coloured Rays
7. Gradient
8. The Invisible City

About this release:

Recorded and Mixed during 2008-2009 in Berlin.

All tracks composed by BJNilsen using Tape Recorders, Computer, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electronics, Viola, Subharchord. Field recordings from; Sweden, Iceland, Norway, UK, Japan, Portugal and Germany. The Subharchord was recorded in the EAM Studio @ Adk, Berlin. Viola played by Hildur I. Gudnadottir.

Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye
Published by Touch Music [MCPS]

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TO:77 – BJNilsen “The Invisible City”

CD – 8 tracks – 1:04:57
Jewel case with concertina insert
Artwork & Photography by Jon Wozencroft
Plus bonus 320kbps .mp3 download – 1 track – 33:44
TO:77DL – BJNilsen “Live at Café Oto”, Atmospheres 3, 7.xii.09
Available only when purchasing “The Invisible City” via the TouchShop.

Track listing:
1. Gravity Station
2. Phase and Amplitude
3. Scientia
4. Virtual Resistance
5. Meter Reading
6. Into Its Coloured Rays
7. Gradient
8. The Invisible City
About this release:
Recorded and Mixed during 2008-2009 in Berlin.
All tracks composed by BJNilsen using Tape Recorders, Computer, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electronics, Viola, Subharchord. Field recordings from; Sweden, Iceland, Norway, UK, Japan, Portugal and Germany. The Subharchord was recorded in the EAM Studio @ Adk, Berlin. Viola played by Hildur I. Gudnadottir.
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye
Published by Touch Music [MCPS]
You can download a MP3 of Meter Reading by clicking here.
Buy The Invisible City plus bonus live MP3 download in the TouchShop
www.bjnilsen.com

Ash 8.5 | Paul Williams – Pillars of Wisdom

1 track .m4v video, digital download for iPod/iPhone

Track listing:
1: Pillars of Wisdom – 5m27s
Filmed and edited by Paul Williams on location in Abu Dhabi.
Soundtrack: Gel by Philip Marshall, published by Touch Music [MCPS].
Paul Williams writes: “Arriving in Abu Dhabi my initial reaction, standing on the balcony of my hotel room on the 20th floor, was disorientation and near-vertigo. Laid out before me was a building site on a scale I had never seen before; a small island was under construction.
This was “a room with a view” of a very different kind. Not some picturesque vista illustrating historical achievement but a vast, stark scene of becoming; a display of the knowledge, effort and will required to alter the landscape and create a new world. The skyscrapers I was watching turn from plans into reality suggested the phrase “Pillars of Wisdom”, adapted from the title of T.E. Lawrence’s account of his life in Arabia.
As the days went by the view became a site of contemplation. There was always something going on, some detail that warranted attention: the endless comings and goings of the work-crews, the slow gestures of the cranes, the shifting patterns of aircraft warning lights.
I wanted to capture something of what I was witnessing so, as you survey these monuments rising from the white sand, look closely and you will see tiny events occurring: the slow trajectory of a car’s headlights, the flare of a welder’s torch at night, even a bird flying across the face of the sun…
As I have come to know this landscape I am continually reminded that even though we live beneath the gaze of giants, made with our own minds and hands, it is our simple joys that continue to define us as human.”
Buy Pillars of Wisdom in the TouchShop
www.ashinternational.com

Touch Radio 47 | Pascal Wyse and Tom Haines

01.01.10 – A Rock and a Hard Place – 11:45 – 201 kbps [VBR]
Eighty miles off the coast of mainland Scotland, the archipelago of St Kilda is host to almost a million seabirds each summer. Beginning underwater, this journey takes in the remote island group – with its gurgling seawash, gannets and storm petrel – before sailing east to the Shiants, home to puffins, guillemots, fulmars and razorbills. Finally, a mix of the exotic and commonplace – Carrion crow, wren, herring gulls. heron, ringed plover, cuckoo, oystercatcher, song thrush, common sandpiper – heard at dawn on the island of Rhona.

Sound and photography: Pascal Wyse and Tom Haines. Recorded in June 2009 with Dolphin Ear hydrophones, Sennheiser and DPA microphones and Sound Devices recorders.
Subscribe to the TouchPod podcast of TouchRadio via the iTunes Music Store
Play “A Rock and a Hard Place”
www.bergerandwyse.com
www.brainsandhunch.com
www.myspace.com/thelondonsnorkellingteam