Stuart Dempster and Friends in the Dan Harpole Cistern at Fort Worden
It's been a few weeks since Centrum put on their Dedication Concert for the Dan Harpole Cistern with the help of Stuart Dempster and a few friends, and I'm still basking in the feeling from inside of that place. Stuart invited Brian Pertl, Kevin Karnes (a student of Stuart's at the same time as I), and myself to join him on this wonderful concert up at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. I had been privileged enough to get to record with Stuart in the cistern once before, for the Underground Overlays album, and what a treat it was to return to this... sonic blanket, I know of no other way to describe it. The concert was recorded, so I'll see about possibly bringing you some of it as a podcast. And what's more, I get to go back again at the end of September with Marc Fendel and record some more! Bringing Centrum into the 21st century, Keven Elliff of Centrum has posted some great videos of the folks listening outside and the accompanying music, and I also recorded a bit of video while I wasn't playing inside the cistern itself, so take a look and listen for yourself.