The past year has been one of flux for the Weather Duo.  Our video artist, Anna, is over across the Atlantic pursuing a degree in the Sonic Arts. Both Pat and I (Ben) have been embroiled with many different projects, performing and recording for many pursuits.

As we reach fall, things are about to get even more interesting.  Anna's returning to Madison, but Pat and I are both leaving--Pat to be a music teacher in Milwaukee, and I to pursue a Master's degree at University of Michigan.  This is a fun challenge to evolve how the ensemble operates.  Being as contemporary as possible, we'll definitely be able to stay active.  We had a very fun "final" show two weeks ago, a time shared with old friends and new.  We're very thankful for the time we've spent in Madison, and to the creative spirit of so many people that have provided an energizing and engaging community to develop sounds and relationships within.  We will always be a "Madison band," and will be back often.

In other news, our album, From Field to Platter, was just reviewed by the blog I Care If You Listen, which we're very flattered about.

Also, our good friends the Bell Monks have just released an amazing double album.  We played string parts for it, and you should definitely check it out.

Thanks for being here, and we'll see you on the other side!

Available now on Mine All Mine records, a FREE download of a new album!  We're extremely proud to have this release in collaboration with the amazing artist Jaap Blonk.  The first track is our duo set, and the second track is a trio improvisation, joined by Jaap.  The album artwork is beautiful hand-painted Delft tiles done by the multi-talented Gregory Taylor.
A limited number of physical copies will be available in the near future.
We are very excited to announce that we will be releasing a live recording later this month--it will feature a set of duo comprovisations, and a fully improvised set performed with the amazing Dutch composer/vocalist/sound poet Jaap Blonk. It will be released on Mine All Mine. More to come soon!
Our sister band, Lovely Socialite, is finishing up mixing and mastering of our album right now. We need your help getting it printed! Please check out our Kickstarter, give what you can, and tell your friends. Thank you!




You may have noticed that we haven't been doing a whole lot as the Weather Duo lately. We've been focusing heavily on other projects. Don't worry, we have a lot of ideas in the works--a large-scale video project is slated for March. In the meantime, we're playing as the backing band for the marvelous singer/songwriter Anna Vogelzang for her album release tour. 

We've also just recorded an album with our sister band, Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, and we're very excited about it.
photo: audre rae photography
Also, there are only 9 days left to donate to the Project Lodge kickstarter! The Project Lodge is a great arts space in Madison, and they have been host to us many, many times, so we'd appreciate your support as they try to stay alive!




Here are some videos from our performances in Virginia last week:
See you on Wednesday, everyone! This is our first show without Anna, and we've been working on all new material. Plus, there are some real electroacoustic heavyweights in this one, so it'll be quite the ride!
This Thursday, Sept. 8th, is your last chance to see the Weather Duo perform with our video sorceress in Madison for at least a year!

7:30pm Audio for the Arts (7. S. Blair St.)
With the lovely Slow Skate from Seattle, and our dear friends bell monks.

Don't miss this one!




Check out this remix of material from our album, done by electronic musician Contemplating Cogitation:
This track is available for download with the media dropcards that we sell at shows, so come get one!

Next opportunity: this Thursday at Monk's Kaffee Pub in Dubuque. 9pm, see you there!
Exciting news! Our album, From Field to Platter, is now available at the Mine All Mine online store. You can buy it from anywhere now!