When we arrived at our hotel in Mobile AL, the desk clerk asked if we were “that band that plays with laptops.” Apparently, our reputation preceded us on the local news. Nevertheless, we had a great crowd at the University of South Alabama. They have a great hall for music performance, and we were able to get set up fairly quickly. Getting our tech rehearsal done timely was more of a problem. We’re learning that no matter how well prepared we are, there’s always something that can go wrong.
Still, showtime came and we were ready to go. We had a very warm and receptive audience of about 90 people, and a good number stayed afterward to ask questions and talk about our work.
As to the music, we had some pretty remarkable moments, especially in Lindsey’s inTwerp and in our instrumental Gua improvisation. With inTwerp, we created a really great shape to this Indian-inspired raga. And in Gua, we reached a cacophony that was fantastically dense and transparent at the same time. The climax of this improv was absolutely spectacular.
Many thanks to David Durant for hosting us at South Alabama. We had a great time. Now, we’re on the road to Atlanta, where we will perform tonight at Georgia State University.
Here are some pics from our first day.