November Gigs, Interviews and Sold Out Items

Reminder for my friends in Europe, I’ll play at the B-Wave festival,

November 14, 2015 – Sat.
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
B-Wave Festival
Doors open 1 PM
Info: http://www.b-wave.be/blog/b-wave-festival/b-wave-festival-2015/
Tickets: http://www.b-wave.be/blog/b-wave-festival/b-wave-festival-2015/pay-online/

And for my friends in the San Francisco Bay area, PLEASE NOTE – WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS CONCERT UNTIL SPRING.

XX – POSTPONED – (was November 21, 2015)
8 PM, $20 adv., $25 door
Samyama Yoga Center
2995 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306
http://www.samyamayogacenter.com/custom_pages/robert_rich.html
Telephone: 650-320-9262
Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=30480&stype=-102&sTG=35&sView=day

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– Interviews and Articles

Innerviews: Robert Rich, The Sky of Sound
http://www.innerviews.org/inner/rich.html
Anil Prasad’s Innerviews website features in-depth conversations about music with some very creative artists, and I am honored to be included. It’s a thorough interview, where I got a chance to explore some ideas a bit more deeply than usual.

Pitchfork: Songs in the Key of Zzzz, The History of Sleep Music
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/9738-songs-in-the-key-of-zzz-the-history-of-sleep-music/
This is a well-researched article about sleep music, which includes excerpts from a long Skype interview I did with the author.

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– Out of Print

Little by little, I am allowing certain titles to sell out, without plans to re-print. The music will stay available as downloads, but it’s clear that CD sales are slowing in the face of streaming. Sold-out titles include Humidity, Outpost, Somnium, and just today – Atlas Dei DVD. Almost-gone include Echo of Small Things and Illumination. This year’s Filaments is dwindling, and I will probably also let it sell out. It’s a bit ironic that several of my early cassettes have fetched over $100 on eBay recently, so apparently someone still wants a physical release, but maybe only if it’s rare? It’s a puzzle in these times when listening habits are widely changing, while income streams dry up – not for lack of listeners: Spotify shows that my album Nest has had millions of listens, for example. I remain inspired to perform and compose new music, but this shifting landscape demands a flexible approach. I try to remain flexible, and I really appreciate your support for this very personal music. Never did I expect, when beginning down this path, that it could become a career.

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One more little thing, a subtle page on this website offers some items for sale from my studio. I’m simply trying to make a bit of space among an accumulation of four decades worth of gear. Check this page occasionally for updates: http://robertrich.com/about/items-for-sale/