Embryo Gallery Festival

Touch Presents… Live at Fylkingen | 9th March 2018

Touch Presents…

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Leif Elggren
Yann Novak

Medlemsprokution: Joachim Nordwall & Daniel Rozenhall

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)

Live at Berghain, Berlin | 7th November 2013


Live at Centrematic, Palma | 21st September 2013

Carl Michael von Hausswolff is performing live this Saturday at the Centrematic festival.

You can find out more information here:

Live at ZKM | 10th May 2013

Nurse With Wound
Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Live at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

CM von Hausswolff Plays at Atmospheres 4 | Touch.30 Live at Beaconsfield



A two-day festival celebrating 30 years of Touch, with performances, installations and displays, and a full programme of workshops and masterclasses in design and music, recording, mastering and the digital realm. The full programme is now available to read below.

Venue: Beaconsfield, 22 Newport St, Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY
Dates: 5-6 December 2012

The Festival Pass entitles you to access all events at this festival and is now onsale here:
Buy the Festival Pass in the TouchShop
Buy your ticket for 5th December 2012 (programme below)
Buy your ticket for 6th December 2012 (programme below)
Day tickets will be available on the door for £25 per night. Call on the day on 07958 984703 if you need to check on availability before you travel.

Atmospheres 4 – Touch.30 at Beaconsfield is the main UK event in a year-round programme of activities celebrating 30 years of existence.

Atmospheres 4 – Touch.30 at Beaconsfield is a two-day festival with performances, installations and displays, and a full programme of workshops and masterclasses. The Festival will explore all aspects of Touch: the music; the distinctive and influential design and photography; the process of recording and mastering; and the opportunities of the digital realm.

Participation in the event will extend well beyond Touch artists and creative team into the hinterland around the label: academics, industry professionals, other ground breaking music organisations etc.

Atmospheres will be curated by two of Touch’s founders and the current creative team, Mike Harding and Jon Wozencroft, and produced by them with along with Touch’s experienced digital and live production team already responsible this year for events in the UK, Germany, Belgium, USA and elsewhere detailed here.

Day One – Wednesday 5th December 2012

Afternoon events, 2pm-6pm:

• 2pm: Jon Wozencroft talks about the history of Touch, “Through the Digital Glass”
• 2:30pm: Denis Blackham (Skye Mastering) and Christian Fennesz on mastering for digital manufacture and the demands of the “Venice” project
• 3pm: “When did sound become music?” Sonic intervention from Panasonic.
Chaired by John Kieffer: Denis Blackham, Jason (Transition Mastering Studios) and Jon Wozencroft, a panel on digital and analogue sound, and how this determines listening outcomes

Sonic intervention from Ryoji Ikeda

4pm Break

• 4:15pm approx. Edwin Pouncey discusses his record collection…
• 4:30pm: Chaired by Tony Myatt (University of Surrey): Mike Harding, Seb Jouan (Aecom Acoustic Design & Arts & Culture) on multi-channel with Hildur Gudnadottir. This session reflects upon hi-audio formats, a specific example, and their future
(Followed by questions)

Screening Situations (upstairs), 6pm-7pm

• Coda-plus 47 (audio by Fennesz & Ryoji Ikeda)
• Liquid Music (audio by Fennesz)

Evening Performances, 8pm-11pm

Hildur Gudnadottir – Leyfɗu Ljósinu (Beaconsfield version)
• audio intervention by David Toop, a presentation of “Yanomamo Shamanism”, released on ‘Touch Travel’ [T4] in 1984.
Philip Jeck
• People Like Us – 4′ 33″
• audio intervention by BJNilsen, who plays a new piece recorded outside the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, “The cackle of dogs and laughter of death”.
• Playback of a surround-sound rendition of his Touch.30 piece “Brussels Nord” by Chris Watson (in absentia)

Day Two – Thursday 6th December 2012

Afternoon events, 2pm-6pm:

• 2pm: Mike Harding introduces Touch’s digital presence on the web with Philip Marshall (websites) & Tim Medcalf (iOS devices) followed by at
• 2:45pm: Paul Wilson & Cheryl Tipp from The British Library on the TouchRadio archive
• 3pm: Jon Wozencroft & Garry Mouat – “Bromides and Spray Mount” – Touch design in the early years
• 3:45pm: Design Seminar by Jon Wozencroft – How Touch has responded to changing formats and download culture
•: 4:30pm Jon Wozencroft & Peter Saville discuss their parallel experience of visual culture, and the movement of graphic design to the art world (Followed by questions)

Screening Situations (upstairs), 6pm-7:15pm
• The Whitstable Symphony (audio by BJNilsen)
• The Suffolk Symphony (audio by Philip Jeck & BJNilsen)

Evening Performances, 8pm-11pm

Thomas Köner
• followed by an audio intervention by Bruce Gilbert – “Sliding off the World”
CM von Hausswolff
• Jon Wozencroft introduces Jon Savage’s and his pirate broadcast for Network 21 in 1987
Biosphere – transfiguring Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”

Bar area: audio interventions by Simon Fisher Turner and others…
In the Bar: Photography by Jon Wozencroft: The Listening Eye

Buy the Festival Pass in the TouchShop
Buy your ticket for 5th December 2012
Buy your ticket for 6th December 2012

Worm Eats Bear Merge Festival, London | 20th October 2011

Worm Eats Bear – a Special Evening of performances by The Tapeworm as part of the Merge Festival – The Bear Pit, London SE1, 20.x.11

Announcing a special FREE evening of Bankside performances curated by The Tapeworm, as part of the Merge Festival.

The Bear Pit
Bear Gardens
London SE1 9EB

Exhibition featuring work by Savage Pencil and Vicki Bennett: Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd October 12 – 6pm.

Running order

Side One:
Michael Esposito
von Hausswolff/Harding
Joachim Nordwall plays “Ignition”
People Like Us


Side Two:
Ken Hollings
Edwin Pouncey & Peter Hope-Evans
People Like Us

“Enchaos” – all artists, altogether, almost…

Touch Presents…, as part of the Ether Festival 2009

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 21st April 2009 – Touch presents, as part of the Ether Festival 2009:

Fennesz [AT]
Rosy Parlane [NZ]
CM von Hausswolff [SE/KREV]

You can now buy tickets for Touch Presents, as part of the Ether Festival 2009.
More about Ether 2009
Book tickets online

Art’s Birthday 2009


electronic performance & silent disco radio action
Brandon LaBelle & BJ Nilsen
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Friday, January 16, 20:00
Maria am Ostbahnhof
Stralauer Platz 34/35 (an der Schillingbrücke)

and broadcast live on Deutschland Radio
6 euro entrance

Brandon LaBelle & BJ Nilsen
“the music will not be broadcast”

Staged as a silent disco, the performance turns the actions of the dance event into a situational installation. Presented through wireless headphones, an electronic work is performed mixing experimental beats and found sounds, while live microphones amplify the movements of bodies back into the room through a set of speakers. The dance floor is incorporated into the composition, immersing building and body into an extended rhythmical event.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
“Spiricom Transmissions”

The EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) technique Spiricom was developed by Metascience Foundation in North Carolina in the early 70s. Thirteen sine wave tones between the frequencies 131 and 701 Hz are developed, combined and performed. Running these sine waves from a radio transmitter to a radio receiver enables people from “the other side” to communicate with the listeners. CMVH has, with good help by technician Jari Lehtinen, developed an instrument that can play thirteen sine wave tones at the same time and by pushing a button the machine randomly selects the tones.

Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. His work has been featured internationally, including exhibitions and festivals Sampling Rage, Podewil Berlin, Sound as Media, ICC Tokyo, Bitstreams, Whitney Museum New York, and Radio Revolten, Halle Germany. His work on radio memory was shown at Casa Vecina, Mexico City this year, and he’s currently preparing a project for the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna on the theme of voice and eating.

BJ Nilsen is a sound and recording artist focusing primarily on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound. In addition, he has worked for documentary film, television, and as a sound engineer. Nilsen regularly performs live around the world and in collaboration with Chris Watson, Fennesz, Stilluppsteypa, Hildur Gudnadottir, among others.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. As an artist, composer and curator, he has shown work in the biennials of Venice, Moscow, Istanbul, Santa Fe and Liverpool as well as in other places. His music has been performed at festivals such as Sonar, Ars Electronica and Stockholm Electronic Music Festival and has been released on LP, CD or DVD by labels such as Ash International, Errant Bodies, Laton and RasterNoton. He is the curator of FREQ_OUT which has been shown in Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Chiangmai, Oslo, Budapest and Kortrijk. He is a long time collaborator with Leif Elggren on the project “Elgaland-Vargaland”.