Many thanks to Astral Spirits, Super Secret Records, and Austin Cultural Exchange for an exhilarating couple of days in the arctic tundra of Texas!
And, many thanks to those that braved the chill to come hear Nate Wooley talk about Sound American and interview Ken Vandermark on topics as wide ranging as the definition of free improvisation and the place of the object in improvised music practice.
Speaking of objects, we are currently offering a very special bundle (limited to 15 copies) of Sound American Volume 1: The First Three Issues and the beautiful Astral Spirits release of Sound American: The Cassette Issue. The book has been out for just a week and we're approaching the end of the print run, so this is a good chance to pick up your copy before we run out for the year as well as getting the cassette, which features two of SA's favorite conversations with Ian Nagoski and White/Yeh/Pitsiokos from the What Is American Music and Cornelius Cardew Issues directly.
And, of course, you can order the cassette from Astral Spirits and the book directly from us here.
All proceeds from these sales go to paying honorarium for future contributors to Sound American and production fees, such as web-hosting and copy editing. A full accounting of where your money goes when you donate to SA or buy a SA product will accompany the next issue, SA17, coming out in early February.