Monthly Archives: February 2015

Joy Division documentary on BBC iPlayer

Written by Jon Savage and directed by Grant Gee, the 2007 Joy Division documentary is now available to watch on the BBC iPlayer (UK only).

The 2007 documentary features commentary by Touch’s Jon Wozencroft alongside band members Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, Anthony H. Wilson, Paul Morley, Annik Honoré, Peter Saville, and more.
Watch “Joy Division” on the BBC iPlayer
Further reading…

Touch presents… Live in Caen | 28th February 2015

IMPRESSIONS MULTIPLES #4
ésam Caen/Cherbourg & La Fermeture Éclair
27 & 28 February 2015
Touch presents…
Philip Jeck
Jana Winderen
Soirée de clôture, Saturday 28th February 8pm
www.esam-c2.fr/~im

Live at Cafe Oto | 24th February 2015

Jacaszek & Kwartludium perform “Catalogue Des Arbres”
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Enthralling double-bill featuring electronic musician Michał Jacaszek in collaboration with Polish ensemble, Kwartludium, plus a solo set from Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.
Jacaszek’s collaboration with Kwartludium evokes the sounds of trees and feel of the forest; and in doing so they use a whole host of classical and modern techniques. In keeping with a lot of modern classical there is a direct link with the past masters, and here the link to Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux can’t be a coincidence.
“… and the trees, like earth’s wistful sighs to the sky” – K. Janiszewska
Jacaszek and Kwartludium’s album “Catalogue des Abres” and Hildur Gudnadottir’s “Saman” were both released summer 2014
www.cafeoto.co.uk

Touch Radio 111 | Mark Van Hoen

17.02.15 – Mark Van Hoen – Anthem for the Homeless – 21:40 – 320 kbps

“Inspired by BJ Nilsen’s performance at LACE in Los Angeles last month, I decided to attempt my own composition using field recordings. The source recordings are quite crude in comparison to those made by the great Mr Nilsen; I even used only an iPhone to collect the recordings; but after a little judicious use of processing back at the studio, I am pleased with the results. On leaving LACE after the show, I noticed how many homeless were sleeping in the doorways at the back of the venue, where my car was parked. There were several droning air-conditioners, some emitting quite rhythmic sounds. It occurred to me that there are many that would hear this as music (myself included) but it’s very doubtful that those sleeping in those doorways do… or perhaps some do find some comfort or music in such sounds. I assembled several of them to create this, an anthem for the homeless.”
Photo by Mike Harding taken in downtown Los Angeles
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Play “Anthem for the Homeless”
www.markvanhoen.com
www.touchradio.org.uk

Images from BJNilsen @ The Broad | 15th February 2015

Photos by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

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BJNilsen interview for KCRW

BJNilsen interviewed by KCRW’s Madeleine Brand, ahead of tomorrow’s premiere in Los Angeles of his sound installation for The Broad Museum
“L.A.’s newest art museum won’t open for another seven months, but visitors can get a sneak peek this weekend. The Broad Museum – located downtown, next to Walt Disney Concert Hall – is opening one floor of its new building on Sunday. We hear from the museum’s leader, and one of the artists whose work will be showcased this weekend.”
Click here to listen on kcrw.com
and Yann Novak is featured on Fluid Radio

BJNilsen at The Broad Museum, Los Angeles | 15th February 2015


Sky-lit: Volume, Light and Sound at the Broad
BJNilsen & Yann Novak
Sunday, 15th February | 3–10 pm
General Admission Tickets: $10
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, opening 20th September 2015.
With construction of the building nearing completion, The Broad is offering the public an unprecedented glimpse into the unfinished museum on Sunday 15th February, when two temporary art installations will activate the expansive third-floor gallery designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. For one day only, visitors will be able to see The Broad’s vast, column-free third-floor gallery in its raw state, before the art walls are put in place for the museum’s opening.
“DTLA” is an audio installation by Swedish omposer and sound artist BJ Nilsen, who recorded sounds in more than a dozen locations to create what’s described as “an abstract audio landscape of downtown Los Angeles.”
After dark, “Stillness,” a work in sound and light by Los Angeles artist Yann Novak, will aim to immerse museum-goers in an “environment for reflection” about “the effect of climate and light on their physical and emotional states.”
Curated by Ed Patuto
Reservations: thebroad.org/skylit
www.bjnilsen.com
www.yannnovak.com
The New York Times
LA Times and sneak preview
KCRW (preview)
KCRW (blog)
Cultural Weekly

Live in Berlin @ ACUD | 12th February 2015

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ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin, Germany
2000HR

You can find out more information here