Porch Swing Orchestra
Porch Swing Orchestra Podcast
no.222 | 2(Camera + Guitar)

no.222 | 2(Camera + Guitar)

Featuring an interview with Collaborator Henry Smith

Porch Swing Orchestra is an art project that pairs music recorded outside with images made on-site. Performed and recorded at home and away, solo and with others. Our orchestra is comprised of birds, guitars, artists, poets, and passing cars that spontaneously create ephemeral symphonic chance-inspired compositions. The original site and hub for all things PSO can be found at porchswingorchestra.org

This week’s pod features an interview with Henry Smith who was the co-creator of the latest PSO piece, no.222. Henry came over on a rare rainy day in September and brought his soft touch to nylon six-string to make much goodness. We have a wide-ranging conversation about his musical upbringing, high school battle of the bands, the semiotics of album covers, wood type, and much more. 

A series of PSO-curated events at Co-Lab Projects in Austin Texas

Tickets: https://withfriends.co/event/17182339/vast_is_the_sea

January 20 - Performances and Opening Reception
8pm Anthony Francis and Xavier Gilmore
9pm Barry Stone / Porch Swing Orchestra
10-11pm Reception

January 27 - Performances
7pm Mark Menjivar
8pm Ania Sofko

February 17 - Performances
7pm Ariana Gomez
8pm Gavin Watts / The Reformers

February 24 - Performances
7pm Jessica Mallios
8pm Thomas Hooper / Skloss

This project is supported in part by grants from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and H-E-B.

Henry Smith’s show at the VAC featuring the Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type Collection

January 26th - February 10, 2024
UT Visual Art Center, Fieldworks Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26th, 5-8 pm

Jay Ryan’s Poster Work: https://thebirdmachine.com

Einstein’s Brain, Henry’s Dad’s band:

Henry’s website: https://henrysmith.work/

Porch Swing Orchestra
Porch Swing Orchestra Podcast
Streams of current and selected pieces from Porch Swing Orchestra's archive.
Porch Swing Orchestra has been pairing on-site photographs with musical field recordings since 2018.