As Blackfish, James Everest and Joel Pickard perform live improvised duets in sound installation concerts to accompany The Thank-you Bar. With an upright bass, pedal steel, nylon and steel string acoustic guitars, and myriad effects and looping pedals, the duo creates spontaneous sounds and songs that span from the intricate and spare to dense and layered sonic constructions. Each Blackfish performance is live recorded and responds directly to the sounds and influences of the local area.

This work is made possible with support from Subito/American Composer’s Forum.