Thanks all to everyone who came to see us play last night! I had a great time playing solo and with Unrecognizable Now. And Clue to Kalo were awesome – I loved their harmonies and their songs.
Warts and all, here is my live set from last night for this month’s track of the month. I feel it’s a big improvement over my previous live sets – I have been working to vary my textures and playing much more, and I think my bowing has improved a lot.
As always, this set is pretty much completely improvised on the fly. No prerendered loops, no nothing. Just me and my looper. Part of the challenge is organizing the material in an interesting way so the set has an overall shape. Here is a list of concepts that I came up with before I performed (sort of my own mini oblique strategies):
*Joy when possible (but earned)
*Detuning = confusion & ecstasy
*Darkness and Noise
*Channel Emotions and frustrations out
*Trust yourself to let go
*Tension & Release
*Beautiful -> noisy -> chaotic -> relief
If you’d like to link to this set, please link to this post and not directly to the mp3. Thanks!