Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark Street
Albany, NY
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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.

soundBarn track on Upstate Soundscape Winter 2014 compilation

soundBarn is pleased to have our new track "Mont-Blanc" included alongside many great comrades on The Upstate Soundscape Vol. III: Winter 2014 compilation available for download here:

New soundBarn Tracks

Two new soundBarn tracks are now available on Soundcloud...

   Red Bar    9:35

  Horses in London  17:55

The second track off Memorial included on the Sept 4th, 2013 Upstate Soundscape.

Archive here:

soundBarn at 51 3rd, Saturday Nov 16

The Pink Noise/ soundBarn/ Sun Burdens

Montreal based band The Pink Noise bring their tempestuous hybrid of glam rock and noise to 51 3rd on Saturday, November 16.

Joining them are soundBarn, the experimental guitar duo of Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar; along with Saratoga based darkwave provocateurs, Sun Burdens.

Saturday November 16
51 will open at 7:30
The show will begin at 8:15.

51 3rd
51 3rd Street, Troy NY

The Pink Noise, formerly the solo-project of Toronto native Mark Sauner, have established themselves with a series of highly regarded albums on Sacred Bones, Kill Shaman among other record labels. Their recent release "Greedy Hart", eschews their designation as "Montreal's most nihilistic band" for an interstitial sound that prods between the city's punk, wave, and noise scenes.

soundBarn is the experimental guitar duo of Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar make their 51 3rd debut. Their recent CD “The Gunpowder Conspiracy" on Tape Drift Records was described as:
"Second TD outing from this upstate NY pair of deconstructionists. Lail and Weklar continue in their quest to explore the outer realms of the guitar. Drawing their name from the cavernous reverberating room where they record, these two tackle the challenge of making their guitars sputter, snarl and growl in tandem. The resulting textures are thick, dark and ominous, with smoky trails of feedback framing a journey into sound itself. The clanging metallic scrapes of Russell/Morley and Moore/Ranaldo are the starting points, yet these two extend the path into infinity."

Shane Sanchez's Sun Burdens delivers cold wave hymns that are always delightfully dark.

soundBarn on Upstate Soundscape

soundBarn's Gunpowder Conspiracy was featured on The Upstate Soundscape on WBNY. Link to the archive audio:

soundBarn: Memorial Limited Edition

New soundBarn CDr limited edition release Memorial available June 22 at
Albany Sonic Arts event and soundBarn store.
Cover art by Tara Fracalossi