May 232013
 

Moonlight-Pineapple

Here’s episode 102: Moonlight Pineapple, recorded on the Noa Noa back porch on April 6th, 2011. We organized this show around Charlie and Chris Rauh’s visit back to Nashville from New York City and DC respectively. We did two improvs that night, the first with a set group of participants, and the second, a free for all tag team with a who’s who of the Nashville avant garde music community. Episode 101 featured the first. You’re about to hear the second.

Since this was nearly two years ago and it featured so many people, to be honest, I can’t completely remember everyone who played on it. But I’m pretty sure that it featured Randy Hunt, Rhendi Greenwell, Tim Norton, Charlie Rauh, Chris Rauh, Sarah Robey, Chris Murray, Craig Schenker, Jamison Sevits, and Tommy Stangroom. I apologize if I forgot anyone. I did the recording, live mixing, editing, and mastering.

The idea for this was that any participant could walk off at any time and tag in someone in the audience to replace him or her. There are some really nice moments on this. Thanks for listening!

May 222013
 

restless-mariner

Here’s Theatre Intangible episode 101: Restless Mariner, recorded on the Noa Noa back porch on April 6th, 2011 and starring Randy Hunt, Chris Murray, Charlie Rauh, Chris Rauh, Craig Schenker, Jamison Sevits, and Tommy Stangroom. We organized this show around Charlie and Chris Rauh’s visit back to Nashville from New York City and DC respectively. Since Charlie moved to New York City in 2010, he’s been making quite a name for himself playing with such esteemed musicians as Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Connie Crothers, Daniel Carter, Ken Filiano, and Hill Greene.

We did two improvs that night, the first with a set group of musicians who came in one at a time throughout the performance, and the second, a free for all tag team with a who’s who of the Nashville avant garde music community. Episode 102 will feature the second. You’re about to hear the first. I did the recording, live mixing, editing, and mastering. Thanks for listening!

 

Dec 232010
 

Kandinsky “Several Circles”

Today’s episode Knocking Space saved Theatre Intangible. It was August 2009, and Theatre Intangible just got banned from WRVU radio for the episode Get It On With Dave Cloud. We had no home. Everything was in limbo. I didn’t know what to do. I only knew that we had to keep recording, keep the momentum. So on 8/2/2009, eleven of us piled into my basement, armed with accordions, saxophones, trumpets, tubas, windsticks, harmonicas, toy flutes, real flutes, melodicas, shop vacs, air pianos, and voices; turned on the reel to reel; and kept Theatre Intangible alive.

With no place to broadcast the episode, I released it as a Mediafire download on our now-defunct Myspace page and kept recording new shows. In December of 2009, we premiered the podcast and website TheatreIntangible.com. Knocking Space remained unreleased in podcast form until now.

The episode was original titled On Air Volume 2, named after the first all-wind instrument improv, On Air. (Check it out here.)

Knocking Space features Charlie Rauh, Chris Rauh, Jamison Sevitts, Joe Hudson, Craig Schenker, Pimpdaddysupreme, Dave Maddox, Melody Holt, Gordon Roque, and Anthony William Herndon. I did the live mixing, some editing, and post production. This was the first thing I ever recorded on my Tascam 80-8 ½ reel to reel tape machine. We recorded in four 15-minute increments, mixing live, using two left/right tracks for each section.

If you like the show, tell a friend or write a review in iTunes.. Want to play on Theatre Intangible? Send an e-mail to tony@theatreintangible.com for information on how to participate on one of our improvs.

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May 022010
 

“We pressed our diving faces into fields of dead, hot grass. . . An empire left in ruins.” — Arclyte — The Rest

Craighead and Bransford, Nashville, 1:30pm, May 2nd, 2010

Louise Street near Wedgewood, Nashville, 1:35pm, May 2nd, 2010

The last two days have been hairy.  I took the above pictures a few blocks from my house.  Check out this video I took on my iPhone.  The basement where we record all the new Theatre Intangible improvs is currently lined with a few inches of water in one corner.  Luckily, not much is damaged.  But that’s more than I can say for other parts of the city, which are literally destroyed.

Quote of the showcase:

“Theatre Intangible is an avant-garde/experimental show.  A lot of people may say that [Arclyte] doesn’t fit that label.” – Tony Youngblood, host.

“Those people can kiss our asses.”  Charlie Rauh, guitarist, Arclyte.

In brighter news, I’ve finally finished editing the Arclyte artist show (Theatre Intangible Podcast 18) contained herein for your listening pleasure.  I have often mentioned that Arclyte is my favorite local band.  The sparse baroque sounds of Arclyte members Chris Rauh, Charlie Rauh, and Craig Schenker go well with upturned cars and uprooted trees.

Arclyte is a Nashville/DC minimalist rock band reminiscent of Emily Haines and Low.  The Theatre Intangible session is the last Arclyte show for the foreseeable future.  Singer and bassist Chris moved to Washington DC the day after we recorded this.

Discussed in this episode: Cultural Reflex Dance, Anthony Braxton, Hildegard Von Bingham, Mary Halvorson, John Butcher, Sigfried Sasoon, Wilfried Owen, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Emily Haines, Lady GaGa, Portishead, Denali

Click the download link below for the entire podcast, including the interviews.  Or, simply subscribe in iTunes.  If you want the music without the interview, you can download the songs here in 320 kpbs, embedded in a zip file, including an improv piece not available in the podcast.  Enjoy.