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Touch Presents… Live at Fylkingen | 9th March 2018

Touch Presents…

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Leif Elggren
Yann Novak

Medlemsprokution: Joachim Nordwall & Daniel Rozenhall

FOLIO 002 – Various Artists/Jon Wozencroft “Touch Movements”

76pp full colour book + CD
33 tracks – 78:59
Limited edition of 1000

Release date: 11th December 2017

Track listing:

Into the Open
Mika Vainio – Behind the Radiators
AER – Just Before Dawn
Bethan Kellough – Twelve
Wire – A Year A Second [For BCG]
London in a Week
Carl Michael Von Hausswolff – Sine Missing One
Chris Watson – Deepcar
Jana Winderen – Bronx Tunnel
The Magical Land of the North
Claire M Singer – Storr
Hildur Gudnadottir – Death 200AD
Three 20 – Four Twelve
Philip Jeck – Deed of Gift
Walking on Water
Simon Scott – Storm of the Fens
Eleh – Overt One
The Love Train
Russell Haswell – Demons
Heitor Alvelos – Expectant
I’m a Schoolteacher on Holiday
Johann Johannsson – Mingyun
Mark Van Hoen – Prescient
Fennesz – Paint It Black (remastered)
Sohrab – JV Dream
It’s Enough to Make You Weep
Strafe FR – Virgin
Before The Sea @ Falasarna
Jim O’Rourke – Despite The Water Supply
Situation Stabilised / BJ Nilsen – Atom Mother
Peter Rehberg – Cinecom
Gateway to the Garden
Oren Ambarchi – Testify
The Sound of Eleven

In a 24/7 world there is no greater challenge than “to be in command of one’s own time”. Is it true that the ability to download anything, at any moment, constitutes freedom? Has the ‘value’ of music, art and design been stripped bare? “I Google, therefore I am”…

Touch MOVEMENTS has been compiled over the course of 3 years. It is a response to many requests for Touch to publish a fuller account of Jon Wozencroft’s photography for the cover art of the project. The book follows the music, which was compiled step-by-step, like a jigsaw – there was not an “open call” to the artists, rather a sequential development which gives the CD a special narrative quality. And since our last Touch 30 compilation in 2012, the accuracy of the music has grown and rises to the challenge of what sound can do to transform perceptions about the immediate emotion of musical work and its more difficult, longer term evolution.

Following Touch Folio 001 in 2015, this series is a dedication to finding new ways of audiovisual publishing, somewhere between the twin peaks of a jewel-cased CD and a lavish box-set. The two elements of sound and the visual work in parallel to create the idea of an “Ear-book”, whose interdependency reveals itself over time, and allows the richest of listening and viewing experiences. The music and the photography is fully annotated, alongside a rarely-seen manifesto by the Surrealist film-maker Jan Švankmajer which celebrates the spirit of the creative act.

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TO:103 | Carl Michael von Hausswolff – “Still Life – Requiem”

Vinyl LP
Limited Edition 500

Release date: 20th October 2017

Written & recorded by Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Artwork & photography by Jon Wozencroft & Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Mastered by Jason at Transition

Conceptualised (2010–2013), composed and produced (2014–2017) by Carl Michael von Hausswolff in Palma (Majorca) and Stockholm. This musical piece consists only of sounds emitted and extracted from physical matter using emission spectroscopy as the sole basic technology. Acknowledgements to Linköping University (IFM), Sweden.

‘Still Life – Requiem’ consists of one piece with the same title and is divided up into two to fit the LP format. The piece is, as the title suggests, a requiem and it’s contents are solely composed by sounds captured from a specific physical solid state material. The composer has used a technique called ’emission spectroscopy’ whereby the frequencies generated from the material was analysed and transferred into, for humans, a listenable pitch (between 15 and 14000Hz). This captured organic sound material has been stretched, looped, equalised and composed to produce the recording.

A requiem is a piece of music dedicated to certain sole or several restless souls that wander our worlds looking for a place to call home. A requiem radiates calm, peace and perhaps comfort for tormented spiritual beings – it’s a piece dedicated to promote and insert tranquility and transcendence.

This requiem also provides the listener with a certain feeling of connection – perhaps a connection with the unknown and with the energy field clusters and mental abilities of post-mortem life forms that would be the incorporeal essence of a living being.

CMvH (born 1956 in Linköping , Sweden) has a long history within the communities of contemporary music and visual art. His first records was released in early 80s while the most recent saw the light just a few years ago (‘Squared’ [CD – Auf Abwegen, 2015]). In recent years he has been collaborating with Leslie Winer (‘1’ [LP – Monotype 2016]) and Hans-Joachim Roedelius (‘Nordlicht’ [LP – Curious Music, 2017]).

He has also instigated and curated the collective sound-installation ‘freq_out’ during 2003 – 2017, which includes artists such as Jana Winderen, JG Thirlwell, Finnbogi Petursson, Christine Ödlund and others.

Order Carl Michael von Hausswolff – “Still Life – Requiem” [VINYL LP] in the TouchShop

Roedelius / Hausswolff ‎– Nordlicht

This release comes in a limited issue of 500 copies on 180-gram clear vinyl in a matte varnish sleeve. Included is a high resolution, numbered art print and download card.

The four pieces on the record were originally intended as informal creative exercises born from a shared curiosity and mutual interest in collaboration. Instruments include piano, sine wave generators, synthesizer, EVP vocals, and on “At The Island,” a field recording of the nocturnal sounds on the shore of the Spanish island of Lanzarote.

Released by Curious Music ‎[curio 8]
Photography by Finnbogi Pétursson


A Let Her Go 17′ 40″
B1 These Are the Keys 5′ 02″
B2 At the Island 5′ 04″
B3 Find the Way

Dust to Dust, Stockholm | 12th November 2016


Concert; Summerhall, Edinburgh | 17th August 2016

Mark Fell, Okkyung Lee, Carl Michael von Hausswolff + Rian Treanor (DJ Set)

– Venue: The Dissection Room
– Category: Music Nothing Ever Happens Here Performance
– Age Suitability: 16+
– Times: 20.00 (180 mins)

Summerhall Curated, Braw Gigs and NEHH Present…

To mark sound artist and producer Mark Fell’s exhibition in Summerhall’s Machine Shop, Fell curates an evening of sound and music performance – dense, austere and laconic – perfectly suited to the ambience of the Dissection Room. The evening features Fell’s own productions, and solos from composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff and cellist Okkyung Lee and added to the line-up to see us late into the night is a DJ set from Rian Treanor.

Mark Fell is an artist and producer based in South Yorkshire and is half of the duo SND. Okkyung lee is a South Korean cellist/composer/ improviser based in New York, who developed her unique language by pushing and blurring the boundaries of contemporary cello and improvisation. Carl Michael von Hausswolff is an artist and composer, using recording technology as his main instrument.

Rian Treanor, signals from the North of England, he re-imagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of interlocking and fractured components. Having left a vivid impression in 2015 with his debut 12″ A Rational Tangle, he’s just delivered a scintillating 2nd EP Pattern Damage on The Death of Rave, landing with a resounding 10/10 and album of the month merit in Mixmag and Boomkat. Pattern Damage is a marked step from last year’s debut, hybridizing idiosyncratic footwork and garage hybrids with noisier, pointillist hooks and innovative arrangements owing as much to disco as oblique futurist computer music.

Concerts 2013 -2016


Tribute to Conlon Nancarrow, Augarten/TBA21, Vienna (A)
Annexion Schweiz/KREV, Hauptbahnhof, Zurich (CH) KREV
freq_out Orchestra, Kunst academy / Schillerplatz, Wien, (A)
Ghostigital, SödraTeatern/Arts Birthday, Stockholm (S) m Einar Örn och Curver


Bok&Bild, Kulturhuset, Luleå (S)
Konsthall Jönköping, Jönköping (S)
Concert for Srebrenica, Zagreb (CRO)
Lampo, Chicago (US)
Museo El Cabildo, Montevideo (URU)
Cave 12, Geneva (CH)


Red Bull Music Academy, Södra Teatern, Stockholm (S)
Industrial Art Biennial, Rasa, (CRO)
Skan II, Botanical Garden, Riga (LT) with L Elggren
Studio Lederman, Stockholm (S) with Dom Dummaste
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio (TX/USA)
St David’s Episcopal Church, Austin (TX/USA)
ICA, Philadelphia (USA)
CTM, Berghain, Berlin (D)
CTM, HAU2 (dedicated to Kurenniemi), Berlin (D)
Arts Birthday, Södra Teatern, Stockholm (S)


Hommage to Zbigniew Karkowski, Fylkingen, Stockhom (S) with Feiler, Åkerlund, Axelsson, Elggren ao.
ubRadio Salon 301, Palma/San Francisco Internet, with das, UBUIBI, Big City Orchestra
Colour Out Of Space, Brighton (UK) w Michael Esposito
Avant Avantgarde, Berghain, Berlin (D)
Centremàtic, Teatre Mar i Terra, Palma de Mallorca (ES)
L’Audible festival, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil/Paris (F)
Swedenborg Chapel / Un-Event, Cambridge/Boston (USA) also w Leif Elggren
ZKM, Karlsruhe (D)
Museum of History/Revolution/Sarajevo Biennial, Sarajevo (BH)

Touch Radio 2


Photo: Mike Harding

[Dedicated to John Cage] 20:42

[Dedicated to Arnold Schönberg] 20:06

Originally released on limited edition vinyl February 1997 [Ash International # Ash 3.7]

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