Happy Spring to my fellow North Hemispherians. I hope the seasonal turn is treating you well. The rebirth of foliage and wildlife here in New York state always seems miraculous, and brings along with it a distinctive and life-affirming palette of colors, smells, and sounds. It is nice to bask in the growing arc of the sun and feel these changes.
The March tour with Andrew Weathers was a special one. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the opportunities we are given to engage with powerful and resilient communities, all cultivated around a generosity of spirit and shared experience. It is a refreshing respite from the profit-centric world we are forced to inhabit daily, and these marginal zones are vital to the health of our culture. To quote Wendell Berry: "If change is to come, it will have to come from the margins." I hope that I can complete the feedback loop by doing work that invigorates people.
I'm excited to have a couple of performances coming up this month, the details of which you will find above. In Winooski, I'll be performing using a process I call Topographies: exploring the surface of the electric guitar with objects, transducers, and environmental recordings of water and wind. In Philadelphia, Nathan and I will be debuting a process we call Earth Tones: using guitars, magnetic tape, and digital electronics to explore sustained tones, technological artifacts, and the space between them. If you are geographically near, it would be wonderful to see you.
Don't forget to slow down and inhabit the world around you.
As always, thank you for listening.