We have just landed at San Francisco Airport and we are heading on to Menlo Park, near Stanford University. We have some great and focused work to do at CCRMA - Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics - , alongside a visit to UCSC and attending an entrepreneur event in SFO. I a travelling with our first Artist in Residence Ignacio Pecino, who is bringing "Maia", an AR/VR platform which we want to test at CCRMA Stage. I am excited to bring a range of Duel Performances for real and virtual instruments, including one for Pipa and another one for Saxophones. Also, looking forward to meet staff and students at CCRMA and to liaise some technical aspects of the EASTN-DC visit next year as part of LAC'19.