Apr 302013
 
John Latartara Indeterminacies. Photo by Kim Sherman.

John Latartara Indeterminacies. Photo by Kim Sherman.

Here’s episode 95: John Latartara Indeterminacies, recorded November 8th, 2011 at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN as a part of their Indeterminacies series.

Indeterminacies is a series of performances organized by Zeitgeist Gallery‘s Lesley Beeman and Lain York. It’s based on John Cage’s idea about creating processes with no predetermined outcome, welcoming the unexpected and learning from the accidental.

John Latartara is associate professor of music theory and music technology at the University of Mississippi and a composer who specializes in the use of computer technology to create music. He has music released on the Centaur, Sachimay, and Visceral Media record labels.

The piece he performed at Zeitgeist deals with the issues of God, Transience, and Death. John combined interviews he conducted and otherworldly-sounds generated on his laptop. You can see an excerpt of the performance in the video below. The piece is the basis for a new album he’s currently working on. During the performance, John projected video art by his college at Ole Miss, Brooke White. Thanks for listening!

Feb 162012
 

Andrew Raffo Dewar. Photo by Kim Sherman

Here’s podcast 80: ANDREW RAFFO DEWAR Indeterminacies, starring Andrew, BRADY SHARP, PULSE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, and moderator RODGER COLEMAN.

Indeterminacies is a series of performances organized by Zeitgeist Gallery‘s Lesley Beeman and Lain York. It’s based on John Cage’s idea about creating processes with no predetermined outcome, welcoming the unexpected and learning from the accidental.

Tonight’s Indeterminacies was recorded on October 12th, 2011 and features Andrew Raffo Dewar, composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.

If you like the show, tell a friend or write us a review in iTunes. Indeterminacies is coming back on Thursday, March 1st with Nashville Symphony Chairman Alan Valentine. More details on the Facebook event page. I hope to see you there!

“Piece for Four Instruments” Photo by Kim Sherman

PULSE New Music Ensemble. Photo by Kim Sherman

Brady Sharp. Photo by Kim Sherman

Nov 252011
 

The PORTARA NEW MUSIC QUARTET perform DAVID LANG‘s Pulitzer Prize winning composition The Little Match Girl Passion live at Zeitgeist Gallery. The performance was the fourth installment of Zeitgeist’s 2011 INDETERMINACIES series. The moderator is JOHN PITCHER. The performers are MONICA COOMBS (alto), SHREYAS PATEL (bass), LEA MAITLEN (soprano), and NATHAN RODRIGUEZ (tenor). The excellent local blog NuVoid wrote up a nice review of the show.

Special thanks to Zeitgeist, Portara, John Pitcher, Lesley Beeman, Lain York, and the audience. You can check out more pictures from the performance on the Facebook Indeterminacies page.

In partnership with Zeitgeist Gallery, Theatre Intangible is releasing all of the Indeterminacies shows as special podcasts. Check out Volume 1 STAN LINK, Volume 2 MARK SNYDER, and Volume 3 MARK VOLKER. Coming soon: Volume 5 ANDREW DEWAR and Volume 6 JOHN LATARTARA.

Earlier this year, Theatre Intangible interviewed Zeitgeist Gallery about the Indeterminacies series, experimental art, how they book shows, and more. Read the interview here.

If you like the show, tell a friend or write us a review in iTunes.

Jul 282011
 

Composer and Belmont School of Music professor MARK VOLKER performed live at Zeitgeist Gallery on May 10th, 2011 as a part of the Indeterminacies series. ERIN BRADFIELD, PHD candidate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt moderated the discussion. Mark was joined by the PULSE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, soprano ALYSSA VOLKER, and flutist BETH DAVIS.

Mark in his words presented, “a new work for two percussionists, flute, violin, and cello; a set of songs for voice and guitar; my flute piece ‘Deep Winter’ and a very recent work for electric guitar, interactive electronics, and dance.” I really enjoyed the dynamic and stylistically-varied performances, including a flutist dueting live with responsive electronics!

Special thanks to Zeitgeist, Mark, Erin, Lesley Beeman, Lain York, the performers, and the audience. You can check out more pictures from the performance on the Facebook Indeterminacies page.

In partnership with Zeitgeist Gallery, Theatre Intangible is releasing all of the Indeterminacies shows as special podcasts. This is Volume 3. Check out Volume 1 STAN LINK and Volume 2 MARK SNYDER.  Your next change to see Indeterminacies live is the Portara Vocal Ensemble at Zeitgeist September 13th, 2011. Hope to see you there!

Earlier this year, Theatre Intangible interviewed Zeitgeist Gallery about the Indeterminacies series, experimental art, how they book shows, and more. Read the interview here.

If you like the show, tell a friend or write us a review in iTunes.

Mark Volker is the Coordinator of Composition and Assistant Professor of Music at the Belmont University School of Music, where he teaches applied composition and music theory. Known for his colorful harmonic language and orchestration, as well as his facility with both electronic and traditional instrumentations, Mark’s music has been performed and recorded by numerous prominent performers, including the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, eighth blackbird, The New York New Music Ensemble, the Society for New Music, and more. Mark’s music can be heard on his recently-released Centaur Records CD, Elemental Forces, as well as on volume 3 of ERMmedia’s Masterworks of the New Era series.

PULSE [new music ensemble] is Nashville’s newest classical chamber ensemble and its only ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of music by composers with a PULSE. For Mark Volker Indeterminacies, Pulse featured Alan Fey and Dan Kozlowski on percussion, Beth Davis on flute, Garret Overcash on violin, and Nick Gold on cello.