Apr 292013
 

Softly-Gently
Now that I finally have some free time on my hands, I’m releasing all the podcasts that have been patiently waiting in the queue. Here’s episode 94: Softly, Gently, starring Jesse Kenas Collins, Lawrence Crow, Brady Sharp, Stephen Molyneux and Jeremy Bennett, recorded on June 08th, 2012 at Noa Noa.

Boston experimental multi-instrumentalist Jesse Kenas Collins came to Noa Noa last year to perform a bill with keyboardist Lawrence Crow and guitarist Brady Sharp. See an excerpt of Jesse’s solo performance in the video below. After their respective sets, they combined with Horsehair Everywhere‘s Stephen Molyneux and Lyrebird’s Jeremy Bennett to perform this textural improv. I did the recording, live mixing, editing, and mastering. 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

Dec 132010
 
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Tatsuya Nakatani Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville TennesseeVideo and photographs by John Brassil.
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Tatsuya Nakatani mesmerised the audience at Zeitgeist Gallery on Saturday, December 4th with his visceral experimental percussion. For podcast 43, we bring you his entire set from that evening and also the Theatre Intangible live improv that followed: Pulse. Pulse features Tatsuya and the other bands on the lineup that night: Bluff Duo (Brady Sharp and David Maddox) and LYLAS (Kelli Shay Hix, Kyle Hamlett, Ben Marcantel, and Amy Blackburn Simon, also of Forrest Bride). Both sets are amazing! You can hear Brady Sharp perform on these two fine Theatre Intangible episodes. Kelli Shay Hix and Kyle Hamlett recently appeared on the improv Stone & Stream. Look for a Dave Maddox episode to come soon. I also recorded the Bluff Duo and LYLAS sets from the Zeitgest evening. I’ll post those soon as well.

Pulse w/ Tatsuya Nakatani Bluff Duo LYLAS Forest Bride at Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville Tennessee Theatre Intangible

Japanese-born experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani connects with his instruments in a way like I’ve never before seen. He extracts every ounce of musicality out of his gongs, singing bowls, bells, cymbals, drums, handmade bows, and other devices. His performances are an extremely visceral affair. You really get the sense that his instruments are extensions of him. Seeing him live is a cathartic and almost spiritual experience.

At the improv’s end, Tatsuya announced that he expected the improv to be “here,” putting his hand near his chest, but that it turned out to be “here,” putting his hand high above his head. I for one agree.

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Tatsuya Nakatani live at Zeitgeist

ABOUT TATSUYA NAKATANI:

Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

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Aug 162010
 

For the 30th Theatre Intangible podcast, we bring you Climax of the Dodo, the precipice between noise and melody, staring Brady Sharp on guitar, Matt Hamilton on guitar, Dylan Simon (Mass at Dawn) on Arp Odyssey synth and Echoplex, and Robert Carter (Bobobobobob) on Korg MS-20. I did the live mixing and threw in a little tremolo, reverb, and looping. We recorded this last night in the ~ORE~ studios. Enjoy.

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