Oct 10 2010
Carl returned last Saturday from a trip to China and Thailand, sporting many field recordings of exotic atmospheres. The plan was to use them in our performance at Sipology Village on Saturday, October 9th, which would see us collaborating with the Lap Steel Duo. Mike Weber (lap steel, wah, delay) had, many years ago, been in the progressive/psychedelic rock band, Blue Dot, with Sander. Aaron Archambault (lap steel, wah, delay) replaced Sander when he departed the band.
Mike has joined ASA in performance twice before. This was to be Aaron’s first foray into experimental improv.
Sadly, just days before the event, Carl was hit with the flu, and utterly incapacitated. Still, the show must go on, so the three intrepid sonic voyagers pressed on without him. Who knows what directions the journey might have taken with him along? Still, they made their way to The Higher Reaches.
Many thanks to Sumako, who curates the art at all the Sipology venues, and who invited Sander to curate music at the 2nd Saturday art openings at Sipology Village.