Errant Space Podcast #20 – Errant Space Meets Jen Kutler and Her Sound Machines

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Jen Kutler with the Sewing Machine Inductor Synth

This month’s podcast (#20!) features the amazing sound artist Jen Kutler who I met at a show at My Life In the Bush of Ghosts. Jen brought over some of her found object instruments (including the Sewing Machine Inductor Synth) for our collaboration and the resulting soundscapes are fantastically otherworldy.

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Errant Space Podcast #19 – spoooky soundscapes

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This month’s podcast is for all you halloweeners out there. Put it on loop and add some atmosphere to your halloween party, or use it to creep out trick-or-treaters…

There is a bit of overdubbing on this one, which is a first for the podcast. I added some synthesizers and old casio keyboards, and also some prepared electric bass and pedal steel guitar.

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a few of the special guests on this month’s podcast.

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Errant Space Podcast #18 – Beacon Open Studios

es_windtunnel_color_1920x600This month’s podcast was recorded during Beacon Open Studios on May 22, 2016. It’s super mellow, and may cause extreme drowsiness if listener is horizontal. Do not listen while operating heavy machinery.

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Errant Space Podcast #17 – The Sounds of Summer 2016

ES_Futura_moon2_1920x600This months podcast is from a couple of performances I did at art openings this summer.

The first half is taken from an opening in July at Gallery 66 in Cold Spring, NY of paintings by Stephen Rose. The second half is from an opening of a show by the Beacon Photography Group in August at the First Presbyterian Church in Beacon, NY.

In performance at Gallery 66. (photo: J.K. Rose)
In performance at Gallery 66. (photo: J.K. Rose)

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Errant Space Podcast #16 – Music for Knitting and more Music About Art

This one is compiled from two summer 2016 performances. The first part is from a Knit In Public Day event at St. Andrews church in Beacon, NY. The second half (starts at 30:18) is from a Music About Art performance I did at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Music About Art at The Lehman Loeb. (photos Ophra Wolf)

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Errant Space Podcast #15 – Featuring Reiche

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Errant Space podcast #15 has something new: beats! courtesy of DJ/producer/electronic musician Reiche.

We met, and exchanged info, back in February 2016 at the Adventures in Electronic Music looping workshop I participated in at Space Create in Newburgh, NY (see ES Podcast #12). A few months later Reiche contacted me about getting together for a collaboration. Following my “the answer is always yes” policy I agreed, even though i had never seen him play ( I did see some videos).

So I didn’t really know what to expect when Reiche showed up at Rude Anagrams Studios with his Roland AIRA gear and Abelton Live set up, but I’m very pleased with the results of our first collaboration! Open up your ears and give it a listen.

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Errant Space Podcast #14 – Music About Art

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This month’s podcast is from my first Music About Art performance at the Howland Cultural Center in May 2016. I play at a lot of art openings, which tend to be rather crowded, noisy affairs where my music becomes very much a background element. While I really enjoy playing openings, I wanted to explore the idea of how soundscapes can affect how art is experienced in a more contemplative setting, thus the Music About Art concept  was born. As always, the soundscapes are inspired by both the art and the space it occupies. Here is some of the art that was on exhibit:

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Clockwise from top left: Paper Dots – Leigh Williams, Suspension – Hiro Ichikawa, Empty Void 05 – Jayoung Yoon, The Hole – EDA

BONUS! here’s some video of the performance shot by Thom Joyce

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Errant Space Podcast #13 – Welcome to year two

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The second year of the Errant Space podcast kicks off with some fairly mellow, in studio experimentation. All three parts of this one are performed on the baritone guitar, which I’ve been gravitating to lately. I think the little bit of extra low range appeals to me as a bass player. I’ve tried ambient looping using bass guitar, but I find that those low frequencies muddy up pretty quickly, so the baritone guitar is a nice compromise.

And, for those who are interested in such things, here’s a photo of the latest pedalboard setup (with the lower bit of the baritone):

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Errant Space Podcast #12 – Adventures In Electronic Music

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Here it is, the twelfth Errant Space Podcast! And we’re closing out the first year of podcasts with a real doozy! This one features TWO previous guests: Neil Alexander (ES podcast #8) and Dean Sharp (ES podcast #3). We recorded this one at Neil’s monthly Adventures In Electronic Music workshop at Space Create in Newburgh, NY on February 3, 2016. It was a fun evening with a Q&A about looping techniques and gear, followed by a couple of improvised pieces which are presented here as the first three-way collaborations on the Errant Space Podcast. Big thanks to Neil for inviting Dean and me to be part of the workshop. It was a real honor to play with both those guys and I think the end product is a rather fantastic sonic journey.

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Errant Space Podcast #11 – Atlas Studios

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This month’s podcast was compiled from a performance on October 31, 2015 at Atlas Studios in Newburgh during the Orange County Arts Councils open studios tour.

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