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