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Jan 282014



Metro Parks’ Free Form Friday series returns to Centennial Park on Friday, February 7th with three experimental projects on the rise.

At 8 p.m. is Age, the infinite-sample-loop of Josh Gumiela and Luke Rainey. The duo is one of my favorite things in Nashville. Check them out on their Theatre Intangible artist showcase.

At 9 p.m. is the improvisational duo Regi Wooten and Robert Bond. Guitarist Regi Wooten is the elder sibling in the world famous Wooten Brothers band. Percussionist and electronic artist Robert Bond has worked with artists like The Yardbirds, Bo Diddly, Charlie McCoy and the London Symphony Orchestra. Together, they’re mesmerizing. Regi and Robert also appeared on a Theatre Intangible artist showcase.

Armed with three overhead projectors, liquids of many colors, plates, pans, and matted transparencies, Dig Deep Light Show will create live improv visuals all night. And my, aren’t you lucky, Dig Deep appeared on this Theatre Intangible episode.

Robert Bond & Regi Wooten

Robert Bond & Regi Wooten

Free Form Friday is a bimonthly improvised-arts series curated by Mike Teaney, music and theater program coordinator for Metro Parks. Previous editions featured ConcurrenceMark Volker, Carolyn Treybig, and Hyrkamonsta. This will be Dig Deep’s third appearance.

The concert is occurring at Centennial Park’s new black box theater, located inside the Arts Activity Center.

If you use Facebook, you can find more info on the Facebook event page.


Freeform Friday feat.
Dig Deep Light Show
Friday, February 7th, 8 p.m., Free show

@ Centennial Black Box Theater
Centennial Park inside Centennial Arts Activity Center
On 27th Ave, the next building after Springwater Supper Club


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Metro Parks Music and Theater Program Coordinator Mike Teaney has organized another great Free Form Friday, taking place on November 8th at 8 p.m. in the Centennial Black Box Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday’s event features Mark Volker & Carolyn Treybig at 8 p.m. and Hyrkamonsta at 9 p.m. Friends of Theatre Intangible Dig Deep Light Show will provide the liquid light visuals.

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. Mark’s music has been performed and recorded by numerous performers around the world, including the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, eighth blackbird, the Pacifica String Quartet, Musica moderna Poland, the New York New Music Ensemble and the Nashville Ballet. Mark’s music can be heard on his Centaur Records CD, Elemental Forces, as well as on volume 3 of ERMmedia’s Masterworks of the New Era series. Mark’s acclaimed ballet based on The Diary of Anne Frank is currently being performed by members of the Nashville Ballet in schools around Middle Tennessee. — Belmont Faculty Page

Dr. Carolyn Treybig is an Adjunct Instructor (Flute) in the Belmont University School of Music. She is an Altus Flutes Performing Artist, performing regularly with the Belmont Chamber Winds, and has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Huntsville Symphony, Duo Brilliante and Belmont Organ Trio. Dr. Treybig has presented clinics and masterclasses at high schools, universities, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and has served as an adjudicator for concerto competitions and MTNA performance competitions. — Belmont Faculty Page

Hyrkamonsta: Absolute aural improvisation fueled by the imagination of six Nashville based musicians, an exclusive experience each and every performance. The music is often a progressive fusion of psychedelic Rock greatly subjected to Jazz, R&B, World and Electronica influences. A mixture of twisted digital and analog circuitry, paired with profound insight and decades of collective experience, give rise to the musical beast known as Hyrkamonsta. — Via band website.

Hyrkamonsta features Peter Hyrka, RePete (aka Black Cat Sylvester), Chris Tench, George Bradfute, Dave Colella, and Dustin Michael.

The first Free Form Friday was September 13th, 2013. That event featured Concurrence and Dig Deep Light Show.

More info on the Facebook event page.

Freeform Friday feat.
Mark Volker & Carolyn Treybig, HyrkaMonsta, Dig Deep Light Show
Friday, November 8th, 2013, 8pm, Free show

@ Centennial Black Box Theater
Centennial Park inside Centennial Arts Activity Center
On 27th Ave, right after Springwater Supper Club

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Mike Teaney, the Music and Theater Program Coordinator for Metro Parks, put together a great bill for the new space Centennial Black Box Theatre. Mike says that one of the missions of the Centennial Park room is to, “provide a platform/venue for creative people/groups whose work may lie ‘outside of the box.'”

To kick off the new series Free Form Fridays, Mike combined the free jazz sounds of Concurrence (Greg Bryant, Paul Horton) and the improvised overhead-projector visuals of Dig Deep Light Show (Brian Miles, Scott Sanders, Dave Shambam). Concurrence recently performed with Nasheet Waits at the Nashville Fringe Festival. Dig Deep Light show wowed art-crawlers at Saturday’s Bring Your Own Beamer show at Track One. Seeing them together might just make your brain explode. After the show, take a few laps around the Parthenon to clear your head.

The Concurrence/Dig Deep performance takes place at 7:30. At 8:30, there will be a screening of Miles Davis’ “Call It Anything” live at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Oh, and the Free Form Fridays series is FREE!

Free Form Friday w/ Concurrence, Dig Deep Light Show, Miles Davis Screening
Friday, September 13th, 7:30pm, FREE

@ Centennial Black Box Theatre
Located in Centennial Park near the corner of 27th Avenue North & Poston Ave.
Nashville, TN