My return to live performance activity kicked off this Monday with a successful show at Austin's Volstead Lounge, part of organizer Melissa Seely's always well-assembled Monday night music series. What begin as a potential disaster at sound check (a lesson to keep open liquids far, far away from analog equipment) turned into one of my more satisfying live experiences in recent memory. Many, many thanks to all who came out and showed their support, and delivered a positive reaction beyond my expectations. The piece that I composed for this event - "Negative Autoscopy" - will most likely make its way to an EP release, albeit in a different form than it was performed, and with an accompanying info book on the strange and under-documented condition from which the piece takes its name. Full video exists of the action, too, so I plan to post this either here or in my home page in the coming weeks.
As an encore performance, I will be performing at the New Tongues event at the Museum of Human Achievement this Saturday. Pre-show warmup should include an interview by Alex Keller, and the show itself will be the debut of Cancion de la Muerte Pequeña, a new original work dealing loosely with the history of torture and interrogation in the modern era. Other friends on the bill will include Colin Andrew Sheffield and James Eck Rippie's formdiable duo show, along with JT Whitfield and Skullcaster. I hope to see you there!