Touch.30 Live at KHM, Cologne | 31st October – 1st November

Nocturne 45
Thursday – 01 November 2012, 20:00
Great Hall of the Academy of Media
Filzengraben 2
Cologne, Germany

Admission free

Bruce Gilbert, Mike Harding, Achim Mohné

• Mike Harding presents “30 Years of Touch”
• Bruce Gilbert
• Achim Mohné
• Reprise: to improvised collaboration between Bruce Gilbert & Achim Mohné

Bruce Gilbert, Whose career stretches back to the late 1960’s British avant garde art & music scenes, He has since played. To important and influential role with his involvement in various rock based formations, including wire, and has therefore worked for choreographic projects and art installations.

Achim Mohné studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, and started working with record players and other “sound-media apparatus” in the mid ’90 ‘s He experiments with the space and time intervals of sound-media and is especially interested in the “music that lies hidden in the medium itself.” He subjects the material support to a forensic autopsy, for example, by analyzing the dust particles inside an ending vinyl groove. Achim composes records (but one will not hear any reproduced music) to a music that comes out of the medium. Using a triple vinyl deck set-up, his analytic auditory observations of ending grooves – Grooves all sound different, Depending On how dust has Effected and transformed the soft surface of the vinyl – convert tiny dust particles into a “sound sculpture”.

Wednesday 31st October 2012, 6pm, sound lab, Filzengraben 8-10
seminar guests in Soundarchaeology Seminar: Bruce Gilbert, Mike Harding and Achim Mohné.

Conversation between Mike Harding and Bruce Gilbert about his solo work and collaborations, later joined by Achim Mohné…