Monthly Archives: January 2015

Touch Radio 110 | Pinkcourtesyphone

22.01.15 – Pinkcourtesyphone – Live at LACE – 35:40 – 320 kbps

Recorded by Myke Dodge Weiskopf at Touch presents… Live in Los Angeles, 21st January 2015. With thanks to LACE, VOLUME and especially Yann Novak.
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Johann Johannsson wins Golden Globe

Many congrats to Jóhann Jóhannsson for his Golden Globe Award for the soundtrack to The Theory of Everything… Apart from releasing the two albums Englabörn and Virthulegu Forsetar, it was Jóhann who recommended Hildur Guðnadóttir to Touch, so there is a strong affinity…
Jóhann’s soundtrack with BJNilsen for the film I Am Here is just out on vinyl (with free download)

Touch presents… | Live in Los Angeles 21st January 2015

Mark Van Hoen
(presented by Mike Harding)
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
January 21, 2015, 8:00PM, $10 advanced, $15 at the door
VOLUME is please to present an evening of performances by Touch related artists curated by Mike Harding.
You can buy tickets here

Touch Radio 109 | Before Surgery

04.01.15 – Before Surgery – Potlatch – 16:19 – 320 kbps

Field recording of fireworks on Saint John’s Night, June 23, 2014, the local pagan inheritor celebration of the Summer Solstice. Recording by Heitor Alvelos on Bruce Geduldig and Bernadette Martou’s balcony, Porto, Portugal. The vantage point, overlooking the tail end of the Douro river from a considerable height, allows the acoustic experience to become as impressive as the visual: the sound of the fireworks travels back and forth through the valley in considerable detail.
Recent trends in mass entertainment have dictated the expectation for further ingredients of sensory input, i.e. the “pure” experience of the explosives shall not be enough. Cue the arrival of pop anthems as an added sound layer that, as far as acoustics go, can only be experienced as a distraction. This is the main reason for the dramatic pitch shift in the present recording: the sound fabric is brought down to the point where pop pap no longer hurts. In the meantime, a different landscape emerges, austere and foreboding.
Edited by Heitor Alvelos in Suçães, August 2014: the recording has been left unaltered save for a pitch shift of -77%.
Mastered by Anselmo Canha in Porto, September 2014.
Assisted at various times by José Maria Lopes, Teresa Serôdio, José Canha, Antifluffy.
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First release of the TOUCHFOLIO series of hard back books with audio by Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio. First series of TOUCHLINE releases, online only paralleling Folio. Biosphere & Deathprod reunite for Stator and Philip Jeck’s seminal Cardinal is released in the autumn.

Touch Radio 108 | BJNilsen

31.12.14 – BJNilsen – NYE Berlin​-​Schöneberg 31​.​12​.​2014 – 38:26 – 320 kbps

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