Monthly Archives: June 2010

Tochnit Aleph’s Salad Dressing

2 schallots
1 red habanero chili
3 cloves of garlic
40ml balsamico vinegar
40ml olive oil
20ml soy-sauce (japanese)
1 spoon of hot mustard
1 spoon of sweet mustard
1 spoon of minced horseradish
1 twist of lemon

put everything in a blender and pour over salad of your choice
(also good as a dressing for cold noodle-salad)

Ed Benndorf’s 7 Potatoes & 3 Tomatoes

Boil seven potatoes
While boiling cut three tomatoes
After boiling put the potatoes on a plate, cut them and add the tomatoes
If needed add some salt

Philip Jeck & Oren Ambarchi Live in London | 1st July 2010

All Time Low presents:

Oren Ambarchi / Philip Jeck / Elite Barbarian
Plus DJs Graham Erickson and Alex Jako
July 1st 2010. Doors 7.30pm
Corsica Studios,
4/5 Elephant Road
London SE17 1LB

Tickets £8 in advance from
or £10 on the door.

Chris Watson in conversation with David Attenborough | 10th August 2010

On the 10th August 2010, as part of Chris Watson’s Whispering in the Leaves project, Watson and Sir David Attenborough will be appearing together, in conversation, at The Royal Institution, London at an event entitled “Calls of the Wild”.

Chris Watson’s wildlife sound recordings are perhaps best known through his work with Sir David Attenborough on BBC television series including The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth and Life in Cold Blood.

In this discussion, illustrated with tropical rainforest recordings used in Watson’s Whispering in the Leaves installation at Kew Gardens, Chris Watson and Sir David Attenborough talk about the animals heard in the piece, their experiences of filming and recording them, and the changing environment of the rainforest through the day.

For further information and ticket sales click here

Jon Wozencroft Interviewed by Record Collector

Touch’s Jon Wozencroft talks about record collecting and his own record collection in an interview with Record Collector magazine, out now. Wozencroft discusses his first ever record, his favourite and rarest vinyls, why he is a collector and what it means to him.

TS10 – Philip Jeck & Marcus Davidson “Spliced”

7″ vinyl only, not available for digital download
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

A: London Tenderberry 4:09
B: Tenderberries Version 4:22

Live at the The Museum of Garden History, London, 8 May 2009.
Keyboards: Marcus Davidson. Record players, editing & overdubbed bass: Philip Jeck.
“Trains of blossom, trains of music.”

Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early ’80’s and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as we as well as his solo concert work. His best kown work “Vinyl Requiem” (with Lol Sargent): a performance for 180 ’50’s/’60’s record players won Time Out Performance Award for 1993. He has also over the last few years returned to visual art making installations using from 6 to 80 record players including “Off The Record” for Sonic Boom at The Hayward Gallery, London [2000]. Philip Jeck works with old records and record players salvaged from junk shops turning them to his own purposes. He really does play them as musical instruments, creating an intensely personal language that evolves with each added part of a record. Philip Jeck makes geniunely moving and transfixing music, where we hear the art not the gimmick. His latest album for Touch is due in the summer of 2010.

Marcus Davidson was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral. He read Music at Birmingham University, studying composition with Vic Hoyland, and later received a masters degree in composition at City University, London, studying with Rhian Samuel. Marcus has worked particularly in the fields of music for dance and music-comedy, arranging and writing for stage, radio, video and television. He specialises in playing for Ballet and Contemporary Dance at London professional schools, and is a member of Spire, the Organ based project by Touch. Spire has performed at the Hardingtonar Festival 2008, York Minster in 2007, the Festival of Holland 2006, the Fuse Leeds 2006 contemporary music festival, the Gas Festival 2005 in Stockholm, La Batie Festival 2004 in Geneva, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has recorded an album of Celtic-inspired music, Ribbon of Time, with Rob Millner, and is also writing a ballet.

Here the two artists collaborate on vinyl for the first time…

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TS09 – Lawrence English “Incongruous Harmonies”

7″ vinyl only, not available for digital download
Cut by Jason @ Transition
Artwork and photography by Jon Wozencroft

Track listing:

A: Without Sanctuary 4:59
B: One Thousand Miles of White 4:24

These pieces were composed for Circa’s Regarding the Joy of Others.

Recorded and produced at 158, Brisbane, 09/09-01/10

Lawrence English is media artist, composer and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He utilises a variety of mediums including live performance, audio/visual environments, found sound/vision to create his work that typifies his interests in creating experiences that create subtle transformation of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception. English’s work over the past decade, both in performative and gallery settings, has earned him a strong reputation as one of the unique voices producing sound artworks from within Australia. He has presented concerts and installed pieces for numerous festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Observatori (Spain), Outro_Rio (Brazil), Unsound (Poland) and AltMusic (New Zealand) amongst others. He also curates the burgeoning ROOM40 imprint, the Someone Good label and organises numerous events and festival throughout Oceania. His solo album, Kiri No Oto [Touch # Tone 31] was released in 2009 and has been described variously as “gorgeous”, “A great piece of subconscious architecture” and “sublime”.

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