Notes from the Studio

2021 has begun, and in the first six days things are still headed in the wrong direction. 

This won’t stop me from making music – far from it – in fact I will be making much more of it until Covid is beyond us and the world regains some of its sanity.

Happily I have a studio in which I can make music, and I will be tonight, my first performance of 2021. Since the last show, another new computer (an iMac) has replaced my ailing second performance laptop, and that has given a much needed boost to my Native Instruments libraries, which were taxing the ability of that system to play. 

Softsynth libraries make up a considerable amount of the studio’s capability, despite the room being full of hardware. One of the philosophies I had when, 11 years ago, I started the Ephemera series, was to challenge myself by using as much of my studio in a show as I could, not all at once of course, but over the course of two hours. My softsynth libraries help immensely with that and the two computers (now both new(er)) make it far easier to play with them. 

Musically, I last played the main theme from this 15 months ago, and there will be much different (and much added) so this will be fun for me. I hope it is fun to listen to as well.

 If you want to see me playing in RL, I will be broadcasting this show on as well as playing on the main stage at the Sci-Fi Con in SL and audio via RadioSpiral’s live stream. for the video feed, each broadcast is 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 (maybe 300 hours or so).

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