Nov 262013
 

My 13 week work project ended five weeks early, which means I finally had time to finish editing the Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville highlight video, posted below. I’m also including pictures from the show and links to some of the short films screened. If you’re one of the artists and your video is online, send me the link and I’ll post it.

 

Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville #2
September 7th, 2013 at Track One
Part of Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston

Organized by Tony Youngblood

Artists:
Mika Agari
Tim Carey
Liz Clayton Scofield
Dylan Ethier
Rhendi Greenwell
Josh Gumiela
Michael Hampton
Morgan Higby-Flowers
Megan Kelley & Stephen Zerne
Devin Lamp
Sarah McDonald
Brian Miles, Scott Sanders & Dave Shambam (Dig Deep Light Show)
Chris Murray
Antonia Oakes
Bill Vincent
Tony Youngblood

Works from the show:
Liz Clayton-Scofield It’s Not Terrible But I Don’t Like It
Josh Gumiela Untitled (Work in Progress)
Michael Hampton That’s All Folks

Footage of the show:
Devin Lamp
Tyler Blankenship
Skipp Frazier

The original Bring Your Own Beamer Nashville was organized by Adan De La Garza. It took place on April 27th, 2013 at Chestnut Square.

BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafael Rozendaal in Berlin.

 

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Sep 112013
 

FreeFormFriday-9-13-13
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

Jul 202013
 
Insect Factory

Insect Factory

The fifth installment in the Noa Noa Experimental Series is happening Monday, July 22nd, and this one is a doozy: Insect Factory, Public Speaking and Dig Deep Light Show w/ Live Improv Score.

The theme is “Mood Light:  three acts altering mood with color and sound,” and it garnered a Critic’s Pick from Joe Nolan at the Nashville Scene:

Insect Factory’s music would be the perfect thing to listen to if I were writing this pick in a space station, generations removed from my earthbound ancestors, chronicling the aching edge of the species’ evolution into some wholly new thing as it hurtles toward an ever-more-unknowable end. Jeff Barsky is the man behind the project, and the densely layered, repetitive, droning tracks he creates are as surprisingly dynamic as they are pleasantly hypnotic. In addition to the Factory’s cosmic mood-making, this event at Noa Noa will include the soulful noise of Public Speaking. The band’s debut full-length Blanton Ravine is being talked up as a masterful meld of sound collage and sexy pop sensibilities. Tonight’s show should make clear whether Brooklyn artist Jason Anthony Harris and his bandmates are messing with a mismatched mash-up or connecting disparate elements to create something genuinely unique and lasting. Tonight’s festivities will culminate in a colorful light show by Dig Deep, featuring the projector magic of Scott Sanders and Dave Shambam. Their swirling spectrums will be accompanied by the live musical improvisations of Tim Carey, Alan Fey, Matt Hamilton, Mike Hiegemann, Craig Schenker and Chris Watts.

Joe did a wonderful job with the profiles of the performers. I just want to add one bit about Dig Deep Light Show. Members Scott Sanders and David Shambam will wash an entire side of the Noa Noa basement with vivid, hypnotic oil abstractions magnified on overhead projectors. Normally visual artists get relegated to making pretty backgrounds for live music. For this show, we wanted to flip the balance. In the most ambitious Noa Noa set up so far, a six piece orchestra featuring marimba, horns, synths and guitars will make improvised music to the visuals. The musicians will stand behind the audience. Yes, the visual artists get the spotlight for a change. We’ll be recording the improv for a future Theatre Intangible podcast. This show will be be one of the coolest things ever to happen in our basement. Because of the ambitious set-up, Dig Deep will probably go first, so make sure you arrive on time if you don’t want to miss the indoor fireworks show.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Insect Factory, Public Speaking, Dig Deep Light Show w/ Live Improv Score
Monday, July 22nd, 8:30pm, $5 suggested donation to touring bands

@ Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
BYOB. Park in front yard and surrounding business lots.