Some pre-tour musings
I am anticipating this tour with Eris 136199 and thinking about how much I am looking forward to making music with Catherine and Han, who so generously establish a context in which I am not expected to take on normative functional musical roles such as support, solo, imitate, oppose, groove, lock in, respond, or call. I have never been able to detect any implicit rules, favorite things to do, implied directions, or aesthetic goals in this band. People start playing, they stop, start again, stop again... insofar as music is a temporal art, that's pretty elemental behavior, and is about the only binding agreement in Eris 136199 that I have detected. Which I recognize is barely a statement, as the passage of time is inviolable in all contexts, be they free or restrictive. Physics doesn't care. But Eris cares a lot. Time is a precious thing to Han and Catherine, and the action of scattering sound onto it is a sacred and mysterious ritual. Participating in that is what I look forward to the most.