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Musician, composer, producer and Theatre Intangible participant Brian Siskind collaborated with renowned multimedia artist Ana Maria Tavares in a new installation at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The four-sided immersive video Airshaft (to Piranesi) is the centerpiece to Tavares’ exhibition Deviating Utopias. This is a HUGE deal, and if you consider yourself a supporter of Nashville experimental and electronic artists, you need to experience this collaboration.
The centerpiece of this exhibition is [Tavares’] four-sided immersive video, Airshaft (to Piranesi), 2008, comprising sequences of elaborate interiors as seen from multiple perspectives in constant motion.
Tavares’s immersive video is accompanied by Nashville composer Brian Siskind’s Niterói, water that hides. This sonic collage brings together mid-century/post-war orchestral vinyl, recontextualized into a dark, deep, and teeming sound environment.
Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias closes January 12th, 2014.
Stream Brian’s Niterói, water that hides below and purchase a limited edition cd at Brian’s Bandcamp.
Brian performed on Theatre Intangible episode 77, Elsewhere. Download or stream it here.
Brian Siskind’s ambient/electronic project Good Rester last wowed Nashville audiences at the May Tim Kaiser Brick Factory show. They’ve just released the EP “Momenti” on cassette and MP3 download. You can buy a copy here.
Tim Kaiser live in Pittsburgh. Photo by Larry Rippel
An Evening of Experimental, Ambient, and Space music at Brick Factory Nashville
Folks, I’m incredibly excited to announce this TIM KAISER show at Brick Factory. When I sought out other artists for the bill, I decided to aim high and ask a dream list. To my ecstatic surprise, they all said yes!
TIM KAISER (Duluth, MN) – Instrument designer extraordinaire and ambient experimental wunderkind. Ask anyone who has seen Tim perform live, and they’ll tell you he is not to be missed! Tim was featured on Make TV. Check out the video below.
GOOD RESTER (Brian Siskind, Andy Alexander, Jason Goforth, Nashville) – New York producer and beat-maker Brian Siskind’s ambient project. Brian recently performed a solo commission at Houston’s famed Rothko Chapel.
AETHER JAG (Nashville) – Circuit bender and instrument designer Bridget Venuti’s textural noise soundscapes.
Monday, May 7th, 8pm sharp
$5 cover to touring band
Brick Factory Nashville (inside Cummins Station)
209 10th Ave S Suite 126, Nashville, TN 37203
Enter Cummins Station, walk towards center, take elevator B to level one, you’re there. If you arrive after 9pm, take the outside steps leading to the loading dock and enter through the dock doors. Follow hallway to Brick Factory.
Tim Kaiser is a Minnesota-based musician, inventor, and artist who has been making experimental art for the past 25 years. He designs and builds his own instruments, both acoustic and electronic, using toys, vintage electronic gear, and other found materials. Tim’s work was featured in Make Magazine and presented in Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Hong Kong, Cuba, Canada, and more. He tours across America performing ambient improvised music incorporating his inventions. http://tim-kaiser.org/
Gerber & Gerber:
Musician, visual artist, and record-label entrepreneur — Tony Gerber has proven to be the Renaissance man of Nashville’s music underground. As a member of the trailblazing electronic music band Spacecraft and as the owner of the Internet-based Space for Music record label, Gerber has helped popularize space music both across the United States and in Europe. His music has appeared in soundtracks (including Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky”), planetarium shows, and on the NPR program “Hearts of Space.” He also breaks boundaries in the virtual world as “Cypress Rosewood,” his avatar who performs concerts in the virtual reality world of Second Life. http://tonygerber.com/
Todd Gerber has been experimenting with the Casio SK-1 keyboard for over 20 years. In bands such as UMLAUT, Dinah Shore Jr and drrdrr, Todd & his bandmates create bizarre worlds of sound using SK -1’s, gongs, drums, synthesizers, and more, performing on bills with Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, The Amazing Delores, and Trans Am. http://spaceformusic.com/toddgerber.html
Fresh off a commissioned solo ambient performance at Houston’s famed Rothko Chapel, Brian Siskind is an acclaimed producer, musician, photographer, and ace beat-maker, recently transplanted from New York City to Nashville. He’s worked with artists such as Bela Fleck, Bill Frisell, Michael Shrieve, and Jeff Coffin. He creates ambient electronic music with his alter ego Fognode, of which Brian Eno said, “It has to me, a seductive quality. . . I want to listen to what’s going to happen” http://fognode.virb.com/
Nashville circuit bender and electrical engineer Bridget Venuti coaxes textural noise soundscapes out of instruments she designs and builds. She’s a staple on the Nashville experimental scene and has performed at the International Noise Conference, Bloodfest, and the Geek Media Expo. http://www.myspace.com/aetherjag