Summer Reboot @The soundBarn

Things have been (publicly) quiet around The soundBarn for far too long.
Join us August 20 as we remedy that with an evening of experimental sets and sounds by soundBarn, Weeping Bong Band (members of Pigeons+PG Six+Anthony Pasquerosa), and our Albany Sonic Arts Collective comrades Century Plants and Matt Weston.
AND.. We'll be recording the evening for broadcast on WGXC September 3rd... So come and whoop it up!
7pm. donations always welcome

soundBarn at WaveFarm/ WGXC

soundBarn will be among the contributors to WGXC's Audio Buffet on Saturday July 16 at Wave Farm in Acra, NY

For the second year in a row, Wave Farm is setting up the large mixing board that Pauline Oliveros donated and hosting an event where performers can plug in and improvise together with engineers playing the board dub-style live to radio with the resulting mix an improvisational collage.
More info at:

Tune in Saturday July 16, 12-2pm at or at 90.7FM

soundBarn Press announces Bruce Andrews: Make the Bed at Night

soundBarn Press is pleased to announce the release of Make the Bed at Night by Bruce Andrews, one of the key figures of Language Poetry.
8.5x5.5"saddle-stiched, 28 pages, edition of 200

Bruce Andrews is a (since 1975) New York City-based poet, performance writer, literary theorist & recently retired left-wing political science professor. As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs & live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances.
Most recent of a dozen or so big books is You Can’t Have Everything... Where Would You Put It! (from Veer Books in London). An expanded web archive of his work (& commentary on it) is at

Available at the soundBarn Store here.

New soundBarn Recording

soundBarn recently completed mixing new tracks recorded in the Autumn of 2015.

Recorded and mixed at Orchard Recording Studio in Valatie, NY with musician/Orchard owner/engineer David Patrikios the five completed tracks will be released as an upcoming CD/stream.

Recent releases End of Season and Tomorrow can be found here


New releases from soundBarn: Tomorrow and End of the Season

 soundBarn: Tomorrow and End of the Season

Two new releases from guitar deconstructionists Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar continue their exploration of the outer realms of the instrument.  Drawing their name from the cavernous reverberating room where they record, over-processed Jazzmaster guitars sputter, snarl, drone, and chime with smoky trails of feedback framing a journey into sound itself. live to two-track at The soundBarn, May-July 2015 End of the Season features four enveloping tracks with Thomas Lail & Patrick Weklar onprocessed/prepared guitars, devices, electric organ, bells, etc.   Cover image by John Lopez
Listen here

Recorded live to two-track at The soundBarn, November 2015  Tomorrow features four enveloping tracks with Thomas Lail & Patrick Weklar onprocessed/prepared guitars, devices, electric organ, bells, etc.   Cover image by Patrick Weklar  Listen here

 "The clanging metallic scrapes of Russell/Morley and Moore/Ranaldo are the starting points, yet these two extend the path into infinity.  Take the ride."  TapeDrift Records

"The connection between the music of soundBarn and Sonic Youth is apparent on the duo’s 2011 CD Valentine whereby–true to Sonic Youth ideals–the duo utilizes prepared guitars to create sprawling tracks loaded with feedback-laced mayhem.". WBNY Upstate SoundScape

soundBarn at Wave Farm

Thomas Lail of soundBarn will contribute to a special simul-cast event at Wave Farm on Saturday, August 8.

This special collaborative live broadcast features artists (performers and mixers) invited to plug in to a large 32-channel mixer recently donated to Wave Farm by Pauline Oliveros. Incoming sounds will be mixed for radio broadcast during this special extra-lively edition of Other Music on WGXC.

Confirmed performers include: Peter Brauch, Linda Bullock, Mike Bullock, Seth Chrisman, John Cleater, John Fay, Bill Gillim, Max Goldfarb, Pat Gubler, Susan Jennings, Thomas Lail, Matt Moorman, Slink Moss, Pauline Oliveros, Helen Rush, Jack Schoonover, Leif Sundstrom, and others to be named soon..
Confirmed mixers include: Nathan McLaughlin, John Fay, and others to be named soon..

Other Music: Radio Potluck Audio Buffet
Aug 8, 2015: 12:05 pm - 2pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio
90.7-FM and
Wave Farm Radio 1620-AM | Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM.

More info at:


Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street
Albany, NY
$5 suggested donation

Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as, "a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique...that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience." He received his M.A. in percussion from the University of California-San Diego in 2003 where he studied with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and is also a member of Meridian, a percussion trio with Tim Feeney and Greg Stuart. Prior to relocating to Ithaca Hennies was based in Austin, TX for ten years where he performed with the Austin New Music Co-op, The Weird Weeds and a variety of other projects.

soundBarn is the duo project of Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar. Previous performances have been fantastic, giving space for these cats to conjure strange worlds of otherness from their various guitars and preparations. Not to be missed.

Mensheviks is the collaborative group comprised of Matt Weston, Ray Hare, Mike Griffin, and Eric Hardiman. Each of these folks should be well known by ASAC audiences in other configurations, but if you haven't seen them perform together under this guise, come check it out. Each performance finds Mensheviks exploring new zones and sonic vistas.