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Errant Space Podcast #26 – with Peter Fagiola

This month’s podcast is from two sessions with composer/percussionist Peter Fagiola.

The first part is some real deep ambient we recorded in my studio. The last part is a recording from a performance at Newburgh Open Movement and features Peter on marimba(!)

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Errant Space Podcast #25 – Grids of Formation

I play at a lot of art events, but this was the first time I’ve performed my site-specific soundscapes in a site-specific art installation. Jessica Angel: Grids of Formation was presented by Strongroom in the front parlor of a row house in Newburgh, NY.

This podcast was recorded at a performance during the closing reception of the show in January, 2017. It was an amazing experience playing in the installation, which was like being in a fissure between two alternate dimensions. A video and some photos are below. (Photos and video courtesy of Strongroom, except where noted.)

Photo: Jessica Angel
Photo: Jessica Angel

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Errant Space Podcast #24 – Double bill with Abelard and Brad Hubbard

Here it is, the 24th Errant Space podcast! That’s two years of spacing out. Let’s celebrate with a double bill!

The first part of #24 features Abelard who plays guitars while I explore my “Errant Bass” alter ego. Just to mix things up, I decided to spend much of the last month getting back to my roots and playing bass guitar. I found the instrument lent itself quite well to the more soundscapey end of the ambient spectrum and this collaboration with Abelard is a good representation of some spacy goodness. It gets a little weird…

The second part of this month’s podcast goes in a completely different direction with me back on the guitar and featuring saxophonist Brad Hubbard playing electronic wind instrument (EWI) and baritone sax. Our collaboration resulted in some lovely mellow ambient tone poems. The first has Brad playing the EWI, creating nice electronic textures. And we wrap it up with Brad playing some beautiful baritone sax.

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Errant Space Podcast #23 – Newburgh Open Movement with Dean Sharp

This month’s podcast was recorded at a Newburgh Open Movement performance on New Years Eve 2016 and features the always inspiring Dean Sharp. This is Dean’s third appearance on the podcast (clearly I like playing with the guy!), each time has been in a different context.

And this podcast is also a little different, as the music was meant to provide an atmosphere in which people could move and dance, and our performance was a sort of collaboration with the movers and dancers.

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Errant Space Podcast #22 – Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

This first podcast of 2017 is from a December 2016 performance at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.  Its a pretty mellow one, which seems like a good way to start a new year.

This was my second performance at the Lehman Loeb (see ES podcast #16). Its a space I really enjoy playing in, with nice sounding rooms and some fantastic art. This time I was situated near a couple of Alexander Calder mobiles and I think their epicyclical motion had an influence on the music.

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Errant Space Podcast #21 – There is no nothing

This month’s podcast was recorded at the Cocoon Theatre’s Beckett Festival which took place over two weekends in November, 2016. The title, There is no nothing, is from one of the plays performed, A Piece of a Monologue. Also performed were Not I and The Old Tune.

I played before each performance from the rear balcony of the theatre to establish mood for the audience. This podcast is taken from those pre-show performances. With that in mind, this one is best experienced at low volume in a low light environment.

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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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