This year’s residency is developing organically, with the members free to get to know each other, and their interests and ideas, without any predetermined structure. Helped by the fine weather, the wonderful views, and the delicious cooking, members, in assorted combinations, have spent the day exchanging ideas, equipment, stories and sounds. A couple of projects, based on improvisational acting, are beginning to take shape, with the enthusiastic support of a number of the local villagers. The sound artists have been energized by the presence of Stefan Smulovitz and Viviane Houle, both the designers and creators of the improvising software Kenaxis. The afternoon was spent familiarizing the team with the software, and integrating it into the other soundscapes the residences are familiar with. By the middle of the afternoon the whole house was emanating a wide palate of both acoustic and electronic sounds. The relaxed attitude of the residences, couples with the collective desire to learn from, and with, each other, bodes will for the week to come.