In today’s Guardian, Pascal Wyse and Alexis Petridis pick their favourite internet radio stations. Wyse writes: “Touch, an independent arts organisation that turned 25 last year, is home to artists such as Christian Fennesz, Biosphere and Chris Watson. Touch Radio features challenging and entertaining material, including field recordings, interviews and live performances. There are audio diaries from Chris Watson, where he illuminates his work as a wildlife sound recordist in the Galapagos Islands, taking in the Alcedo volcano. If you are truly tired of words by this stage, you will find an antidote in Touch Radio 10: The Bits Inbetween by Vicki Bennett, whose own show on WFMU, a glorious mashup, will leave you in a spin.
In 2022 Touch will celebrate forty years of activity; so we thought we’d organize a few events to mark this achievement, not only to reflect on the long journey but also cast our eyes on what the future might hold for the creative arts.
Since the community we share is worldwide and multi-cultural, our activities will reflect diversity in various locations throughout the world. Do check back in from time to time, since new events will be added as the year unfolds.
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- TO:119 CLEARED – “Of Endless Light”
- TO:109 Phill Niblock – “Working Touch”
- T33.9D Behzad – “Myth”
- V33.50 Various Artists – “Touch: Displacing”
- Tone 32V Fennesz Sakamoto – “Cendre”
- TO:118 Travelogue – “Nepal”
- Tone 79 Faith Coloccia & Philip Jeck – “Stardust”
- TO:1D Simon Tassano & Eddy Sayer – “Waterglass”
- TouchLine 10 CLEARED – “Breathing Ring”
- TO:121VS Claire M Singer – “Forrig”
Following Touch: Isolation which covered the first lockdown period in the UK, Touch: Displacing as a full album is now available; the focus falls on longer-form compositions, originally released on a monthly basis over 2020-2021 and featuring artists for whom duration is a key feature of their work.
Many of our editions are available on Bandcamp..
This is our preferred platform of choice for high quality downloads… here are links to all the relevant pages managed by us for each artist and /or label:
Heitor Alvelos Robert Crouch Fennesz Soliman Gamil Hildur Gudnadottir Jacaszek (+ Kwartludium) Bethan Kellough Lustmord Yann Novak Anna von Hausswolff and others…
Licensing and Rights
Over the years there have been many and various usages of Touch Music works; from ballet to film, theatre to dance, the range of titles available in the Touch catalogue seems to suit many different media. Click here to discover more…
Touch has established a curated mentorship programme, whereby assistance is given to individuals whose methods and aims of working we respect and would like to support. This could take the form of assistance with application and grant proposals, working practices and also with general advice and input from our experience and background in the creative industry. Read more about the programme here…
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Copyright & Submissions
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Third Party Submissions:
Touch operates on a curatorial basis, so unfortunately we cannot accept unsolicited material from third parties. Please don't send us any demos or similar offerings. Thanks.
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