Notes from the Studio

So the weather was nice, for about 3 days, at least it was over the weekend. And in came March, and we might as well be back in January. Actually I think it was warmer in January. But the signs of the end of Winter are coming. I think plants know more about the seasons than humans. 

Nonetheless, as the Spring Equinox approaches, here’s a performance which will have to serve as my tip of the hat to the change of seasons. I last played the root theme in June 2019, and have accordingly made a whole set of changes. This won’t be like the last time I played it. I mean, they never come out like I intended anyway, and that’s why they are Ephemera.

As is typical of these performances, most of the studio is in use. Each vignette takes a varying number of voices and sound images. Even if the track is pre-recorded, as a large part of the sequencing is done prior to the performance hour, it’s still recorded by me, played and mixed in on the hoof, during the performances. These shows don’t have a plan, really, other than to do it, but to use the pallette to explore all of these interconnected riffs, sequences, parts, voices and sound clips and to bring them together as a story, is the general idea. 

 If you want to see me playing in RL, I will be broadcasting this show on, and playing virtually in the RadioSpiral HQ in SL and of course audio via RadioSpiral’s live stream. for the video feed, each broadcast continues to be an improvement, hopefully this one will be as well. If you just want to listen in the background, that’s ok too.


2 Hours of Live, unedited improvisation and performance

The show starts at 3PM PDT/6PM/EDT/23:00 BST/00:00 WST 


To listen, just click the play arrow on our widget at  or you can tune your media player (or browser) in to (or check our site for more advanced instructions).

Please, if you’d like, meet us in the Radiospiral Slack chat room or in Second Life at the Orlov region (we can pick up a landmark to the Sci-Fi Con),

You can join chat by going to and registering for our feature-rich Slack chat room. You’ll usually find our show host in chat too, as well as some of our wonderful collection of musicians.

If you’ve missed shows or want to explore some of the past Ephemera performances, you can find them at which has the past few years of them. Beware, they’re all 2 hours long so there’s a lot to listen to (over 300 hours and climbing).

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