Koumaria Residency, 2011 Day one Oct 29 Arriving as the sun sets blood red over Mount Taigathos, the residency was already a bustle of activity. A number of residents had arrived the evening before, and activity was already taking place. Local olive wood logs were being carved, while the sounds of the carving was being recorded and processed in real time. The floor of the main studio had ever-changing video projections displayed on it, while cables and speakers were being positioned and tested. Sounds of assorted instruments were heard, many immediately transformed electronically. As always the smells from the kitchen raised everyone’s appetite, and the wine was flowing freely! The summer-like weather bodes well for outdoor activity tomorrow, our first full day with all the residents present.