TouchLine 9 – Ipek Gorgun – “Aphelion”

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Digital Download – 8 audio tracks – 48′ 23″ + mpg + pdf (1.2Gb)
The link to the .zip can be found in your email receipt [also in your account history]

1. Kairos 5:28
2. Fata Morgana 4:42
3. Bloodbenchers 8:54
4. Lethe 2:54
5. Martyrs 8:22
6. Dendrite 4:20
7. Nightingale 9:20
8. Troubling Speech 3:50 [bonus track]

Kairos video: Noetic Works
PDF photo book: Ipek Gorgun
Recording and Mixing: Ipek Gorgun
Mastering: Barkin Engin

“The dictionary describes aphelion as “the point in the path of a celestial body (as a planet) that is farthest from the sun”, which i reckon is a suitable title since it reminded me of the night time, when I recorded and edited the majority of this work.

The night makes me think about openness and gathering. To me, it is a state of togetherness in which things are allowed to keep their own identity, yet they are covered under the veil of darkness. From time to time we may recognise such things as they are, but the night also evokes the so- called luxury of intuition, helping us become aware of their existence without using our sense of sight.

One might feel that the night has a disturbing, chaotic and uncontrollable character. I can relate to that since it becomes harder to see; our ocularcentric modern ways of living are being challenged. Contrary to the sunlight that helps us divide, analyze and govern, the night tends to reveal our most primitive selves, as well as uncovering our deepest thoughts, untold dreams and memories. In addition, in such state of openness, the lack of light provides more space for the activation of other senses.

This is when hearing becomes so acute – as well as touching and smelling. I still think about smell, but hearing can also be associated with touch, since we are literally touched by sound in the form of waves through space, and they become audible in the range between 20Hz. and 20kHz. The night makes this contact even more obvious.

Such communication is the most intimate that two complete strangers (who will probably not meet again) can be. And I’m once again grateful for my own personal aphelion (2:44 AM, GMT+2) at the moment for helping me write this to you, beloved listener.”

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TouchLine 8 – Gravitas – “a frequency crescendo in 11 movements”

Gravitas – a frequency crescendo in 11 movements

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Now available

Digital Download – 1 audio track – 27′ 34″

1. Gravitas – a frequency crescendo in 11 movements

Heitor Alvelos, digital frequencies
Anselmo Canha, bass, field recordings
Anabela Duarte, treated voice
José Maria Lopes, guitar
Jaime Munárriz, guitar, trumpet, electronics
Jono Podmore, theremin
André Rocha, arduino-activated lemon tree (concert)

“Gravitas” is a studio re-construction and re-consideration of a sound performance that took place at the futureplaces medialab on October 24, 2015, in Porto, Portugal.

Woven and edited by Heitor Alvelos, Oporto, August – September 2016
Mastered by Jono Podmore, Köln, September 2016

The words that bookend the piece belong to Bernadette Martou (1962-2015)

TouchLine 7 – Jez riley French “Portable Music”

Jez Riley French – Portable Music

Now available

Digital Download – 3 audio tracks – 64′ 26″

1. Score for a footbridge 22:00
2. Score for a locale 22:26
3. Score for geothermal ultrasonics 20:00

Photo: Pheobe riley Law

You can listen to an extract here

NB All three pieces on this release have duration as a key element and also explore frequencies that are inaudible on computer speakers. Please take this into account when listening to this extract.

TouchLine 6 – Iain Chambers “Bascule Chamber Concert”

Iain Chambers – Bascule Chamber Concert

Now available

Digital Download – 3 audio tracks – 23’44”

1. Bascule Chambers (2015)
2. Three Poems (2015)
3. Hoketus Prima (2015)

Photo: Steve Stills

You can listen to an extract here

TouchLine 5 – Aino Tytti “Millennium Mills”

Aino Tytti – Millennium Mills

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Digital Download – 8 tracks (FLAC & mp3) – 43:20
17pp PDF booklet of photographs and text

Track listing:

1. Observations from the nightwatch hut, late November
2. These halls which used to breathe and sing
3. England’s last lies ruined
4. Silo D
5. Waxing gibbous shines on the black king’s wharf (for Chrissie)
6. First light, crepuscular loculus
7. All that which was once lost
8. A requiem for Silvertown

You can listen to an extract here

TouchLine 4 – Mark Van Hoen – Artefacts l

Mark Van Hoen – Artefacts l

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Digital Download – One track (.mov) – 10:03

2pp PDF booklet of photographs and text

Track listing:

1. Artefacts l

TouchLine 3 – Yann Novak “Scalar Field (9a00ff, ff6600, ff0066, fe0000)”

Yann Novak – Scalar Field (9a00ff, ff6600, ff0066, fe0000)

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Digital Download – HD video (mp4) – 9:00
24pp PDF booklet of images and text
Wallpaper for a variety of devices

Track Listing:

1. Scalar Field (9a00ff, ff6600, ff0066, fe0000) You can watch an excerpt here

TouchLine 2 – Simon Scott “Below Sea Level”

Simon Scott – Below Sea Level

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Digital Download – One track (wav) – 34:07
74pp PDF booklet of photographs, maps and text

Track listing:

1. Below Sea Level You can listen to an extract here

Robert Macfarlane: “It’s an amazing sound world, into which you fall (subside)”

The Wire: “… this exquisite study in sound ecology.”

TouchLine 1 – Budhaditya Chattopadhyay “Decomposing Landscape”

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay – Decomposing Landscape

Multi-channel sound composition

Digital Download – One track (Binaural + Ambisonics B-format) – 35:00
13pp pdf booklet of photographs

Track listing:

1. Decomposing Landscape, audio only edition You can listen to an extract here