There was something new and different at the Starlight Theatre last night.
Paul Sprawl and his wife Leralee Whittle are building an artist residency retreat here in Terlingua. They plan to have housing, performance space and audio/video recording facilities.
They’re still building, but their first “resident” was Ted Killian, a composer from Oregon. Ted plays guitar- actually, Ted uses a guitar as a source sound and manipulates that sound through walls of technology.
Last night, Ted and Paul improvised over two hours of very cool ambient music. Paul played Moog synthesizer, guitar, and sang. Ted played his guitar rig and a Daxaphone. Leralee set up a dance space and danced/performed while Ted and Paul played.
I used this opportunity to try out my new portable recording rig. I can now record up to 8 channels “live” at 24/96. I’m hoping last night is just the first in a series of “Live From Terlingua” projects.
Last night’s performance turned a few heads at first, but as the night went on quite a few of the locals settled in, grabbed a beer, and enjoyed the show.
Here’s what it looked like: