Face it, 2019 for a lot of us was difficult and good parts of it were thin on the ground. At least for myself, my family and friends. I’m glad to be rid of that year. Of course, with every January comes the hope that maybe this year will be different, or better, or something other than that last annus horribilus.

I spent Christmas between tending a sick family and upgrading my studio computer to a “new” reconditioned Mac Pro. The old one, now 13 years old, had got to the point where, although somewhat stable, upgrades were no longer possible, and it was stuck back in about 2011, and no software updates at all were going to happen. Buying a really new Mac would have required me to ditch my significant investment in PCI-x based audio hardware, meaning buy lots more with no added value. So I get a few more years respite from That Big Upgrade, and who knows, maybe we’ll all be recording on analogue reel to reel again by that time.

The theme of this Ephemera, A New Year Starts, is, as I mentioned earlier, around the hope (and fears) of a new year, from the man-made boundary of January 1st, looking ahead to that next December 31st.

As is typical for a 2 hour show, much (or almost all) of the studio will be in use, depending on where in the programme I am. I’ve got some patterns set up.

As usual it’s 2 hours of more or less improvised music, performed solo.

The show starts at 3PM PST/6PM/EST/23:00 GMT/00:00 WET

To listen, just click the play arrow on our widget at  http://radiospiral.net  or you can tune your media player (or browser) in to https://radiospiral.net/stream.mp3 (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, http://radiospiral.life

You can join chat by going to http://mrspiral.slack.com 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 https://aegura.harriman4.com/ephemera.php which has the past few years of them. Beware, they’re all 2 hours long so there’s a lot to listen to (maybe 120 hours or so).

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