Aidan Baker has a new collaborative LP with guitarists N and Dirk Serries on Midira Records, copies of which are now available in the BSP webshop.
The album documents a live, improvisational performance at our friends’ wedding, released as a limited-edition double LP, in both black (available here) and coloured vinyl (available here editions:
The album is not yet available digitally, but you can stream two of the tracks here:
Aidan Baker has a new book of poetry coming out in July with Wounded Wolf Press entitled Passing Through. The collection is made up of ‘synesthetic’ poems, writings about other media – films, paintings, songs – and is now available to pre-order directly from the publisher. Pre-orders come with a signed and numbered card and a digital print from Uğur Altun who provided also provided the cover and interior illustrations.
The book will also be available directly at upcoming shows, including the following readings at which Baker will be joined with James Vella, who has also published with Wounded Wolf Press:
27-05-14: Prince Albert, Brighton
28-05-14: Cafe Oto, London
31-05-14: Zabriskie Buchladen, Berlin
As a sample, here is a recording of Baker reading “Jade Visions,” a poem about a song by Scott LaFaro and performed by the Bill Evans Trio:
And here is a scan of the title poem from the collection, based on a work by the Canadian artist Betty Goodwin:
In other news, Baker will be performing at the Antwerp Ambient Festival this weekend, Saturday May 17, in Antwerp, Belgium along with Alio Die, Dirk Serries/vidnaObmana, and N-O.