The New Music Scene Comes to Me

I have never had so many old friends converge in my home territory as this week for the New Albion festival at Bard – and it’s only half over! The pic below is a poor-quality cell-phone photo (I’ll bring my camera this next weekend), but it gives some idea of the festivities outside the Spiegeltent where everyone’s performing. From left to right: pianist Joe Kubera, mystic poet Ione, composers Pauline Oliveros and Larry Polansky, pianist Sarah Cahill, and electronic sampling maven Carl Stone (Update: Sarah has written a lovely precis of the festival so far at NMBx, with a photo more in focus but sadly with me in it instead of her):