soundBarn updates....

Super thrilled to announce the release of Late to the Orchard-- our new CD  on the inimitable Tape Drift records.   While it's our third outing on TD, Late is also our first recording outside the deep reverberations of The soundBarn.   Recorded at The Orchard with Dave P these tracks have some subtle shadings.   
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And.... Tape Drift Records just dropped this Hardiman/Lail recording from 2010... limited quantity physical copies also available soon.  Thanks TD!!
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Recent Performances:

Sunday Sept 10 12-2PM
SoundBarn loads the gear onto the bucolic patio of Omi International Arts Center for an afternoon of plein-air sound.  Free!

Saturday July 22nd 
SoundBarn joins an all-star cast for Wave Farm's third annual Audio Buffet dedicated to friend and mentor Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016).  SB will be part of the 4-6pm improv. Details at:

Sunday July 23
SoundBarn joins the always awesome Black Lake for a Sonic Sunday at Or Cafe in Hudson.  We play at 6pm.

Summer Reboot Broadcast/ Stream

Sep 3, 2016: 10pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio
90.7-FM and

A special broadcast of recordings from the Summer Reboot at The soundBarn (Valatie, NY) August 20, 2016. Performances from Weeping Bong Band (members of Pigeons + PG Six + Anthony Pasquarosa); Matt Weston; Century Plants (Eric Hardiman and Ray Hare: guitar, electronics vocals); and soundBarn (Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar: guitar, effects, devices). For more information on soundBarn, The soundBarn and soundBarn Press visit
Matt Weston, Eric Hardiman, and Ray Hare are founding members of Albany Sonic Arts Collective. For more information visit
A special thanks to Eric Hardiman for the recordings and to Thomas Lail for making this broadcast possible.

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

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.

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