I’ll be playing on Saturday, March 10th. It’s #7 in the Difficult Music series at McKeown’s Books. Aside from my own bit of stumbling folktronica, there will also be performances by cellist Helen Gillet, and by sound artists Bryan Killingsworth and Trey Smith. I think it will be a really cozy, interesting night; and I believe there will be free beer.
I’m really excited/ nervous about it… I’ll be playing some new songs which require a bit of singing, which I’ve only done alone in my car up till now! Eek! Hopefully though, I won’t lose my nerve, and my laptop won’t crash, and everything will go just fine! (^_^)b
Ostensibly, we’ll start at 8, and I’m up first… but no promises for timeliness! Hope to see you there!
My girlfriend Michelle just got in from a month in Spain yesterday, and she gave me a wonderful scarf she made while away. To celebrate, I just uploaded the first track from my 2005 Hopecrash EP, “I Missed You All Week” to the music page. Give it a listen, and if you dig it please download the whole EP from Luv Sound.
Today, we worked on incorporating her xylophone into our latest track-in-progress, “Keeping Birds”. I’ve really been dorking out lately with Max/MSP… and I’m almost finished with the nuts and bolts of the live patches for Michelle and I. Our patches will be a little bit different, but both will essentially just loop and brute-force-mulch incoming audio in real-time. The next step is hipping them up with super cute gui’s (Michelle want birds for buttons and trees for volume faders)! Hopefully, we can borrow a couple of laptops and get the live show going sometime soon.
Currently reading: Umberto Eco’s Kant and the Platypus
I’ve bought the coolest running shorts ever, and I am totally ready to jog listening to the near-perfect Bacanal Intruder release on Test Tube Records. On tonight’s agenda after my jog: struggle through recording a cello part for the new track, process some prepared piano samples from last week, and continue work on the Max/MSP patch to process Michelle’s xylophone live. Also, I just got my first job since Hurricane Katrina wrecked the biochemistry lab where I used to work. Rock! I am SO getting the UC-33e controller with my first paycheck! (^_^)v