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July 25th, 2011

I’m in New York at the Baryshnikov Arts Center for the project with Eric Lindley and all the amazing multimedia artists. But of course, this doesn’t mean the Coldwater Project is in any way on the side. Because musicians thrive on high quality beauty and like-minded souls, and Eric’s songs, while being very different from my own, also have an affinity. They’re bleak and yearning, achingly striped down and intimate. His world is consciously thought through, tiny inflections magnified, great cadences held back and sublimated. And so while much of my day is focused on the work at hand, the hours either side of the project will be spent crafting and re-crafting the Coldwater songs, imagining new instrumentations, new qualities, new unexplored areas of soreness and beauty. I’m focused on music and beauty, gentle ones, and this focus is only strengthened through my current New York adventure.