As a follow-up to our on Echoes, Matt Borghi and myself will be featured on today’s episode. Our previous episode featured our Living Room Concert, whereas today’s episode will feature the longform interview conducted by host John Diliberto. Both episodes are in support of Convocation, and they were taped just a day after we recorded Awaken the Electric Air.
John’s knowledgeable, engaged, and thoughtful questions and comments made for a wonderful conversation before, during, and after the taping. We discussed a variety of topics: our project, our individual and collective influences, our individual histories, and general thoughts on music and style. It’s just too bad the mics were off when we dug deeper into Pink Floyd and then covered some Ted Nugent… :)
Check your local listings (here and here) and tune in!
I’m happy to announce that Matt Borghi & Michael Teager‘s new live album Awaken the Electric Air: Live from Star’s End, October 20, 2013 is now available. As the title indicates, this is a recording of our full live set on WXPN’s Star’s End, a pillar of ambient music hosted by Chuck van Zyl. This performance was part of Matt’s and my exhilarating promotional tour of Philadelphia. Our set included renditions of two selections from Convocation as well as a number of new pieces. Aside from being broadcast live over the airwaves, our performance was for an intimate in-studio audience during the 4:00 AM hour following our 10.19.13 performance at The Gathering.
From our newsletter’s official announcement:
“The music on this CD comprises live renditions of several selections from Convocation, as well as new compositions that include fresh performances by Teager on flute. Recored live at Philadelphia’s WXPN in the World Café Live studio and housed in packaging that’s comprised of original photography by Star’s End host and veteran electronic musician Chuck van Zyl. Our brief time in Philly was magical and welcoming; it’s satisfying that we were able to truly represent these special moments musically, and with the help of Echoes producer Jeff Towne the recordings are superb.”
We’re proud of this performance and happy to make this available to the public. To keep from stealing Convocation‘s thunder, this is somewhat of a “soft launch” for now. The album is currently only available for hard copy purchase – a digital release is months away. Until then, hard copies may be purchased via Kunaki or at live performances.
Matt Borghi and I are heading out east next month in support of Convocation. We’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be performing as part of The Gatherings Concert Series, sharing the bill with Vic Hennegan and Dave Luxton. We open the show at 8:00 PM on Saturday 10.19.13 at St. Mary’s Hamilton Village, 3916 Locust Walk on University of Pennsylvania’s campus. The show promises to offer much variety, as we’re all at different points in the “ambient” spectrum and all representing different parts of the country: west coast, midwest, and east coast.
Following that evening’s performance, all three acts will also perform live on the overnight broadcast of the long-running Star’s End radio show on WXPN. For complete details visit http://www.starsend.org.
You can read a nice review of Convocation by Chuck van Zyl of Star’s Endhere.