Category Archives: upstate soundscape soundcloud group

[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Bassin/Borden/Merrit Trio Live in Seattle]

Here is a great performance from Dan Bassin, TJ Borden, and Zane Merritt, three musicians from UB’s music department that recently went on a brief tour of the Pacific-Northwest. This improv session was recorded at Seattle’s Gallery 1412 and then submitted to our Soundcloud Group. Enjoy.

Complete, unedited audio of the final performance from our July 2012 Pacific Northwest mini-tour.
IMPROVISED MUSIC by:
TJ Borden – Amplified Cello
Zane Merritt – Electric Guitar
Daniel Bassin – Flumpet and Trumpet


[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Improv Ork, ‘Graphic Music’]

As the 2012 edition of Infringement Festival nears, how about we take a look back at a great performance from last year’s fest?

Here is one that Buffalo’s John Bacon, percussionist  and member of Improv Ork, uploaded to our Soundcloud group. “Graphic Music” features an all-star cast, including J.T. Rinker, Jonathan Golove, Dan Bassin, Steve Baczkowski, Joe Rozler, and of course Mr. Bacon.

You can catch Improv Ork again this year on Thursday, August 2 at Hallwall’s.

Remember the Upstate Soundscape is an Infringement “venue” and will feature in-studio performances on tomorrow’s show and next week’s. Stay tuned for more info.

From Bacon’s Soundcloud site: [“Graphic Music” was] performed by Improv Ork as part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival July 2011 at Soundlab Buffalo, NY. Electronic, percussion, wind and string instruments coexist, combine, conflict, collaborate all with the intent to create a new sonic landscape that is environmentally freindly. Featuring J.T. Rinker, Jonatahn Golove, Dan Bassin, Steve Baczkowski, Joe Rozler, John Bacon.


[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Spurgeasaurus, ‘Bardo’]

Here is a track that Hudson, NY, artists Spurgeasaurus posted to the Soundcloud Group recently. The description explains that the track has “shades of ancient India and future starships. A journey into the himalayas with spirit guides and extra-dimensional entities.”

Spurgeasaurus is invovled in a number of cool projects worth checking out including the Hudson Valley’s Coterminus Collectiv, which we wrote about here, along with his band Destructasaurus Rex. 


[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Grab Ass Cowboys, ‘Turpentine Wig’]

Grab Ass Cowboys

Visit the Soundcloud Group HERE


[Soundcloud Group Featured Track: Claymation, ‘Candlelight Eggs’]

The Upstate Soundscape Group on Soundcloud is coming along nicely. Take a peak here to see what’s been uploaded or to add your own sounds. All songs added to the group will be considered for airplay on each week’s show and for a featured blog post like this one.

Our first featured track from the Group comes from one of the show’s regulars Albany’s Claymation. Enjoy.