Text: Jon Wozencroft, "Out of the Blue"
Published in Tate Etc. Magazine, Issue 10 / Summer 2007. “I first set my eyes on it one Saturday morning in Rough Trade in late June 1979. The record had just come into the shop… I bought it immediately.”
Text: "A State of Independence"
A short introductory statement from the freesheet handed out at “Touch Presents… at Ether 09”. Also, a MP3 download of the panel discussion and Q&A session, featuring Christian Fennesz, Mike Harding, CM von Hausswolff, Rosy Parlane & Jon Wozencroft, which preceded the Touch event.
Text: Jon Wozencroft, "An Epiphany Unearthed"
Came across this text whilst we were preparing a display of adverts made for The Wire. It was commissioned by Rob Young/Chris Bohn for the magazine's Epiphanies column (at the back of the magazine) in March 2001. The text was a tiny bit too long so an important section got chopped. Here is the full text.Amazingly, I eventually met the man who had been sitting next to me, Duncan Haysom. We met up in Waterloo in the August of 2007 following an internet quest of dedicated JD fans. The master recording of Joy Division's ULU concert became the bonus disc for the reissue of Closer by Warner Bros in November that year. There is thus a strange intertwining between this account and the outcomes of the two films, Control and Joy Division, six and seven years later, ie. 29 years after the fact.
Text: Jon Wozencroft, "Digital Glass"
The second of two texts, written in close proximity to the Touch 25 CD released in February 2006, and having got somewhat lost in cyberspace, are here re-presented in their unedited form. "Digital Glass" was written for the London College of Communication site 'Limited Language', both forming part of a work in progress called "On/Off".
Text: Jon Wozencroft, "The Moon is Down"
One of two texts, written in close proximity to the Touch 25 CD released in February 2006, and having got somewhat lost in cyberspace, are here re-presented in their unedited form. The first was a commission by Computer Arts magazine, published in June 2006 though written a few months earlier.