Last night Sheila Bosco, Brian Lucas, Dos and Ninah from Big City Orchestra, and myself convened at the UB Radio Secret Location in Alameda to work our piece Insect Dreams of Interzone.
We had a blast laying down our ambient/illbient sounds. I read four excerpts from various works by William S. Burroughs. I'm currently enjoying his writing a lot. Of the two pieces that we did, I felt that the second one was particularly inspired.
Above: Dos works his new mixing board!
Below: Shiela preps her rig
Below: Brian and Mark prepare to leave for Interzone
This evening Sheila Bosco and myself debuted our Forest-Pine Trio at Berkeley's Foundry Arts Space for their Foundry Nights event.
We played one long forty minute set, made up of loops and percussion from Sheila, and Cloud Kit percussion from me.
I felt that my playing was very contemplative and introspective, on account of the day's date, which will always bring to mind the passing of friend and band mate Justin Martin. Oddly enough, one of my drumming heroes, Ronald Shannon Jackson, passed away today. Needless to say, that occurrence added to the emotional weight I was feeling. I just closed my eyes and let the sounds guide me as I thought about those two dearly departed individuals.
I did feel that our individual sound worlds interacted in a good way. Hopefully those in attendance concurred.
On the whole, I'd say Forest-Pine Trio's debut was a quiet, calm affair. Sheila recorded it, so perhaps in time I'll be able to present the evidence.
Below: Cloud Kit and Sheila Kit make up Forest-Pine Trio's sound
This coming weekend will be a busy one for me!
First up, I'll be debuting the Forest-Pine Trio with my pal Sheila Bosco. We will be playing Foundry Nights, an event at the Foundry Arts Space in Berkeley, on Saturday, 10/19.
The Foundry is located at 835 Carleton Way.
The show starts at 8PM, and Forest-Pine Trio plays first. $10-20 sliding scale.
Next up, I'll be playing with Ear Spray at Berkeley Arts Festival Space on Sunday, 10/20.
BFA is located at 2133 University Ave, Berkeley. The show starts at 8PM, with a sliding scale.
If you're in town and want to listen to live, improvised music, please attend one or both of these shows!