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no.226 | Ziggy Ice Plant + Site Reading: Marfa, Texas

no.226 | Ziggy Ice Plant + Site Reading: Marfa, Texas

A suite of field recorded improvised music featured on a new PSO LP released on the occasion of a solo art exhibit at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in NYC

On today’s pod, we are celebrating PSO’s first solo art show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York City with a listen to Side B of the lathe cut LP produced in a limited edition of 20 for the show. Side A includes eight of the nine past PSO pieces whose images are framed, and Side B is a suite of 4 movements recorded among trains and the dust of the famous West Texas town of Marfa.

The second movement was featured on porchswingorchestra.org as PSO no.226, Ziggy Ice Plant, Marfa, Texas, March 13, 2024.

The exhibit at Klaus features selections from nine past PSOs whose pictures are framed along with ambient sound played through two amazing speakers provided by PSO uber mensch, Mark Menjivar. Sounds and sites from Spiral Jetty, are situated next to pebble cascades from Maine, and the sounds of fireworks on election eve of 2020 are pictured from the porch along with many more PSO pieces.

Behind the framed images lies an array of images directly adhered to the wall which range in size from 8 by 10 to 40 by 60 inches. These images are pixel remixes of the framed photographs. The sound is collaged from the 9 audio pieces. As with all things PSO, everything comes from the original experience of the site itself.

You can purchase the physical record through the links below:

Porch Swing Orchestra Website:

PSO Exhibit at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery through June 22, 2024

Barry Stone: Porch Swing Orchestra physical record is available at

Porch Swing Orchestra digital files are available on Bandcamp https://sunsetcommission.bandcamp.com/

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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.