Sunday 31 January 2016, 8pm
Great triple bill from Touch, featuring LA based artist Mark Van Hoen, a duo set from Tomny Myatt and Jon Wozencroft, plus sound ecologist and Slowdive drummer, Simon Scott, following on from new album, Insomni.
“Scott’s talent as a multi-instrumentalist truly shines – it feels like Simon Scott is all this music, all these sounds, all this one.” – Headphone Commute, on Insomni
Simon Scott is a sound ecologist from England. His albums ‘Soundings’ (Touch), ‘Insomni’ (Ash International) and ‘Below Sea Level’ (12k) explore 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 (Field Recording).
He plays the drums in UK band Slowdive, runs his SPS mastering studio from his Cambridge home and has also collaborated with artists Fennesz, Philip Jeck and Clair M Singer (Spire), Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer (Between), The Sight Below, Mike Weis, Nils Frahm and James Blackshaw.
LA based UK born artist Mark Van Hoen continues to contribute to the electronic music fields and fabrics from the inspirations, observations and movements experienced in the past three plus decades. From earlier Eno, Industrial & Krautrock affinities found in the earliest output going back to 1981, to entering the rave and post-rave cultures of acid-house, dance based pulses with his R&S affiliated imprint Apollo Records debut in 1993. With a background working in the media realms of television, radio, film; Mark's foray into the new electronic etched realms from drone to experimental dance saw releases from R&S, Touch, Editions Mego, City Centre Offices, The Tapeworm and still counting. Innovating within the electronic music canon form releases like Truth Is Born Of Arguments, Playing With Time, The Revenant Diary to a wealth of notable collaborations and numerous side projects. Aurobindo: Involution was made with Seefeel's Daren Seymour, a collaboration with Slowdive's Neil Halstead and Nick Holton as Black Hearted Brother, work with Louis Sherman as Locust, Martin Maeers with Children of the Stones.