Spire Live at Union Chapel, London | 8th October 2016

Organ reframed at Union Chapel, London, is proud to present Spire live, the 17th in the series which explores the great instrument…

7pm-1030pm

Part One (7-845pm)

Charles Matthews from The Robertsbridge Codex (piano)
Simon Scott (organ and laptop)
Philip Jeck (turntables)
Charles Matthews plays Philip Glass: Music in Fifths (organ)

Interval – John Beaumont (voice)

Part Two (9-1030pm)

Fennesz (organ and laptop)
Charles Matthews – Stasis: Wastelands of Sleep from Andrew Glover-Whitley’s Symphony no.4 (organ)
Claire M Singer – The Molendinar (organ)
The Eternal Chord (organ) with John Beaumont (voice)
Charles Matthews plays Charles Camilleri (piano)

The Thames Estuary Festival | 2nd October 2016

Sound of the Thames Delta
1 – 2 October
11am – 6pm daily (followed by live music gigs till 10pm)
Southend Pier, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE
FREE, booking essential – Book here.

‘Southend’s never been a quiet seaside town, there’s always been too much music and entertainment going on for that. So when Rock n Roll came along, Southend rolled up its sleeves and gave the nation a special flavour of Southend Rock.’ Billy Bragg – narrator for Southend Rock, written and produced by Roger Deakin.
Acclaimed writer Roger Deakin (d.2006) best known for his ‘passionate, magical and meditative’ writing about nature (Waterlog, 1999, Chatto & Windus, Wildwood, 2007, Hamish Hamilton) also loved music. In 1992 he wrote, produced and directed a documentary for Anglia TV called ‘Southend Rock’, narrated by Billy Bragg which likens the blues sound, the flood plains and the pre planning law ‘shacks’ of south Essex to the Mississippi Delta, giving rise to the now well used term the ‘Sound of the Thames Delta’.

Sound of the Thames Delta, brings together musicians, writers, artists, film-makers and broadcasters to examine the relationship between place and music, at the end of the world’s longest pier in Southend-on-Sea.

Architecture, landscape, industry, politics, economics – what is it about the specifics of place that gives rise to unmistakable sounds and attitudes in the invention and creation of new sounds in music? Key figures from different music genres and subcultures that have grown out of the marshes of South Essex, spanning five decades, will form a series of panel discussions with live music, film screenings and guests from further afield.

What role do venues play? – resident DJs, on the spot photographers and those who were there, discuss Crocs, The Goldmine, Blow Up, Sound Systems, Junk Club and more.

Artists include: Karl Hyde (Underworld); John Fatman (resident DJ, Crocs); DJ Nihal (BBC Radio 1); Paul Morley (The North (And Almost Everything In It), 2013 Bloomsbury), Jeremy Deller (Our Hobby is Depeche Mode), Dave Robinson (Stiff Records), Pete Paphides (Melody Maker, Time Out, Vinyl Revival BBC 6 Music), Ruth Barnes (Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Resonance FM), Zoe Howe (Looking Back at Me (with Wilko Johnson), 2012 Cadiz Music Ltd; Lee Brilleaux: Rock and Roll Gentleman, 2015 Polygon); Chris Watson (Cabaret Voltaire); Martyn Ware (Human League/Heaven 17); Dean Chalkley (Junk Club photographer) Derry Hall and Kenny Monrose (Southend Sound Systems); Lew Lewis (Eddie & the Hod Rods); Chris Fenwick (manager, Dr Feelgood) and more.

www.estuaryfestival.com/event/detail/soundofthamesdelta

FloodLines in The Wire

Read a review of his latest CD, Floodlines [Touch, 2016] in The Wire

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Live in Portland | 13th August 2016

8.30 pm $10
simon scott / ilyas ahmed / m. fischer

Leaven Community on N.E. 20th + Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon

Live in Copenhagen | 8th August 2016

De soniske felter mellem støj og ambient bliver udforsket i Cisternernes imponerende klangrum, når britiske Simon Scott spiller solo i det gamle vandreservoirs dyb. Simon Scott entrerede Englands eksperimenterende musikscene i shoegazebandet Slowdive, hvor han var bag trommerne omkring udgivelsen af det kanoniserede album ‘Souvlaki’. Siden har Scott spillet i en række bands som The Sight Below, genindtrådt i Slowdive ifm. bandets reunion og ikke mindst udgivet flere album i eget navn.

Den 45-årige Scott er en mester i at sammensætte store ambiente lydkollager, som både kan høres på hans egne udgivelser, på film og TV-programmer for BBC. Scott arbejder med monotoni og støj lige så vel som han inkorporerer naturlige lydoptagelser og organisk akustik i sine produktioner. Hans lyd passer derfor perfekt til de underjordiske katedraler under Søndermarken i Cisternerne.

Information
Venue: Cisternerne, Søndermarken
8. august kl. 20-22
Entré: 150 kr.

www.stromcph.dk/portfolio/simon-scott/

Simon Scott – Floodlines [CD & Download]

TONE53

Available now! http://touchshop.org/index.php?&cPath=116

Touch Conference | April – May 2016

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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

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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 his album, Insomni.

Mark Van Hoen
Simon Scott
Tony Myatt with Jon Wozencroft

www.cafeoto.co.uk

Live in Cologne | 28th January 2016

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Live show: Köln on Thursday 28th January and the following day a ‘Sound Ecology’ workshop on Friday 29th.

Details and tickets here: ambientfestival.de