Simon Scott - Floodlines [CD & Download]

Release date: 17th June 2016
Available now! http://touchshop.org/index.php?&cPath=116

 

Touch Conference | April - May 2016

A series of conferences featuring Touch artists on the west coast of America presenting and demonstrating their work to a discerning audience:

Touch (est. 1982) is one of the last surviving labels from the turbulent new wave period in London, which uniquely fused art, design and music. Hear artists from the label roster present and demonstrate their work to a discerning audience.

Philip Jeck uses turntables and sampler to create a unique sonic improvisation, both emotionally captivating and technically involving.

Mark Van Hoen, with modular synth and software pushed the analogue/digital envelope to create damaged melodies, drones and dense claustrophobia.

Simon Scott explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition.

Daniel Menche - In a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure, Daniel Menche has established himself as a musician with an uncharacteristic sense of focus and determination. Rather than creating "noise," he strives for order and cohesiveness. Aural intensity is not a representation of confusion or the chaotic, but a concerted effort to provoke and stimulate the listener’s imagination by generating intensely powerful sounds and music.

Bethan Parkes - Her work spans across field recording, sound design, ambisonic composition and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonic and visually articulated spaces.

May 10th Dublab, Los Angeles

Philip Jeck
Touch

May 7th Chapel Space, Seattle

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Daniel Menche
Touch

May 4th Holocene, Portland

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Daniel Menche
Touch

May 3rd Private location (invitation only), San Francisco

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Touch

May 2nd The Gray Area, San Francisco

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Touch

May 1st Aquarius, San Francisco

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Touch

April 30th Volume, Los Angeles

Philip Jeck
Mark Van Hoen
Bethan Parkes
Touch

April 29th Aeterna Gallery, Los Angeles

Philip Jeck
Jon Wozencroft (photography exhibition)
Touch

(Jon Wozencroft will not be present)

www.philipjeck.com
www.markvanhoen.com
www.simonscott.org
danielmenche.blogspot.com
www.bethanparkes.net

 

Simon Scott Live in Cambridge | Bandcamp 3rd March 2016

Now available on Bandcamp

Recorded by Mike Harding as part of Spire (see below for full programme details)

 

New CD review- "A remarkable aural pleasure"

'Insomni' reviewed in Chain D.L.K Feb 2016:

"Many tracks of this output, such as "Holme Posts" or "Fen Drove", features environmental sounds in Cambridgeshire, where there's the lowest point in Great Britain (if I remember well around 3 metres below sea level). A remarkable aural pleasure".

http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=9100

 

Spire Live in Cambridge | 26th February 2016

5-9pm
5 Emmanuel Road
Cambridge
CB1 1JW

Directions

Performers:

John Beaumont
Marcus Davidson
Philip Jeck
Charles Matthews
Simon Scott
Claire M Singer
The Eternal Chord

This concert will be recorded and the entry fee guarantees you a free copy of some of the recordings [wav files]. Which tracks we make available will depend on the quality and suitability of the recordings, of course...

More info and tickets and for full progamme click "continue reading..." below

Continue reading: Spire Live in Cambridge | 26th February 2016

 

Touch presents... Live at Cafe Oto | 31st January 2016

Café Oto Sunday 31st January 2016

featuring LA-based artist Mark Van Hoen, an interview with Tony Myatt by Jon Wozencroft, plus sound ecologist and Slowdive drummer, Simon Scott, following on from new album, Insomni.

Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Tony Myatt with Jon Wozencroft

www.cafeoto.co.uk

 

Live in Cologne | 28th January 2016

Live show: Köln on Thursday 28th January and the following day a 'Sound Ecology' workshop on Friday 29th. Details and tickets here:

ambientfestival.de

 



Information

Contact details:

Email
Facebook
Twitter

Live booking agent: Shakti (music)

Kesh

 

Releases

Insomni [CD, Ash International, 2015]

Drowned in Sound: "Scott adeptly reflects the netherworld between moments of waking lucidity and slow drifts into unconsciousness."


Below Sea Level

Robert Macfarlane: "It's an amazing sound world, into which you fall (subside)"

The Wire: "... this exquisite study in sound ecology."

 

Biography

Simon Scott is a sound ecologist and multi-instrumentalist from Cambridge, England. His albums 'Insomni' (Ash International) and 'Below Sea Level' (Kesh/TouchLine) are out now (see above). His work explores the creative process of actively listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition. He plays the drums in Slowdive and has recently collaborated with artists James Blackshaw, Spire, Taylor Deupree (Between), Isan + many more.