Note: this post re-edited as of August 10 with video added below.
Less than 24 hours after sweating out several liters of water within the sauna-like confines of Austin’s Museum of Human Achievement, I’m happy to say that the “New Tongues” event referenced earlier here has been a terrific success in terms of the quality of performances and interaction with the audience. (I've posted a short excerpt of the full show at the bottom of the post here). Suffice it to say that I look forward to future collaborations with the determined and ambitious individuals (James Eck Rippie in particular) who applied a level of energy to this underground event that most people can’t or don’t invest in supposedly “professional” exhibitions of creativity.
Programs for the performance were printed up, which included an exposition of the ideas behind the piece I debuted that night - “Cancion de la Muerte Pequeña” - and more besides. This will be included in the promised torrent of documentation soon to come from me. Another interesting side effect of the primary event was an interview conducted between sets and dealing with my upcoming synesthesia book. This is being submitted by the interviewers for broadcast on the California radio station KCRW, and I will certainly update you all on what form that eventually takes.
Since the intense subject matter and sonics of the past couple performances have fatigued me a little, my next public appearance will be a little more informal and shot through with a little more bizarre humor than some of my friends and fans might be accustomed to. I will be returning to the Volstead Lounge on the 22nd of of the month [not the 15th as previously mentioned - TBWB], doing a unique DJ set which will see me throwing techno-industrial-dub rhythms, concrete poetry, kitsch nonsense, psycho-ambience and yet more into a bubbling sonic cauldron. Feel free to stop by and decompress from the workday.