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Mike Harding (Touch)

Mike Harding b 1957 England
Curator & Producer ● Lecturer & Publisher ● Author & Editor ● occasional exhibitions/installations/ performances…
After University (Durham, Modern History), worked at ZigZag Magazine, London. He has been running the audio-visual label Touch for nearly 40 years, and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience.
He also hosts his own radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles, Long Wave


Nkisi (Axis Arkestra/ex-NON worldwide)

Nkisi is the pseudonym of Melika Ngombe Kolongo, whose activities as a producer, live musician, DJ and curator are channels for an on-going investigation into invisible forces, using sound. Musically, this manifests in a captivating cross talk of African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances.
 
Nkisi co-founded NON WORLDWIDE, a collective of African and African diaspora musicians and honed her sonically marauding DJ style at London's mythical Endless parties and through a monthly NTS residency, Nkisi's most complete statement as a solo artist came this year in the form of the 7 Directions LP for Lee Gamble's UIQ. This and ‘The Dark Orchestra’ EP ‘The Dark Orchestra’ (on Warp offshoot imprint Arcola) nailed Nkisi’s standout, polymorphous aesthetic, and has served as a blueprint for a live set that has resonated hard through landmark appearances at Unsound, Donau and Terraforma among others...alongside deeper explorations of the themes of her work and collaborations via residencies at Cafe OTO and Vooruit in Gent, and as a 2018 SHAPE Network alumni.
Nkisi uses her sonic research to cross over genre and discipline, many of these sonic manifestations can be found in her sound installations and collaborative projects as ‘Initiation’, a radical and visceral interrogation of the AV show format in collaboration with visual artist Charlie Hope and ‘Sènsa’, a performance work developed alongside Paul Maheke & Ariel Ashbel Efraim.


Isilda Sanches

Isilda Sanches is a music journalist and radio host. She started writing about music at the end of the 80's and began her radio career soon after, in 1994, at XFM, the now mythical radio station. It introduced Portuguese listeners to contemporary dance music and its influence was felt well beyond the 3 years it lasted. Isilda has continued to spread her word, knowledge and musical taste writing in newspapers and magazines and hosting radio shows. She coordinated Radio Oxigenio for 16 years, always very close to everything that happened both nationally and internationally in the electronic/dance/hip hop scene with all its nuances. In 2015 she joined national radio Antena 3. She's on the air daily, every early afternoon, and her own show, Muitos Mundos (Many Worlds), airs on Friday nights. She is also the author of Fricção Cientifica Science Friction, a mini podcast about science

 

Roundtables

José Moura (Príncipe/Holuzam)
Mike Harding (Touch)
Nkisi (Axis Arkestra/ex-NON worldwide)

Moderator: Isilda Sanches

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