Dec 122013
 

 

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I had some time this week to finish up five new podcasts that I’ll be cranking out in the coming weeks. I also recently treated my room with homemade sound absorption panels, and the new podcast intros are my first tests of the panels. I normally record the spoken intros with an SM58 dynamic microphone.  I wanted to really test the limits of my absorption panels, so for the these intros, I decided to use the ultra-sensitive Rode NT1000 condenser mic. The result is pretty nice with higher fidelity and WAY less room reflections than the previous intros.

My new homemade sound absorption panels.

My new homemade sound absorption panels.

Today’s podcast is episode 106: Dig Deep.

On July 22nd, 2013 the Dig Deep Light Show performed an improvised light show in the basement of Noa Noa house. Members Scott Sanders, Dave Shamban and Brian Miles use overhead projectors, clear glass serving plates, transparencies, and multi-colored liquids to create beautiful abstract images at concerts and multimedia shows. Normally, they’re taking cues from whatever band they accompany, but for this show, we wanted the visual artists to take the lead for a change. So Scott and Dave performed an improvised light show (Brian attended but did not participate that night) while a group of musicians sat in the back of the room and created a score to the visuals. That musical improv is what you’re about to hear.

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This was part of a lineup that also included the bands Insect Factory and Public Speaking. I also recorded their performances, and I’m offering those recordings as free downloads. Download the Insect Factory set here and the Public Speaking set here. Note that these are mixing board recordings. There may be some un-mic-ed acoustic portions that are not very present on the recordings. You can also check out video clips below.

The Dig Deep Light show improv featured Tim Carey (84001) on synths and guitar, Alan Fey on Marimba, Matt Hamilton on guitar and effects, Mike Hiegemann on Analog Synths and Bass guitar, Craig Schenker on Alto Sax and Flute, and Chris Watts (Most Amazing Century of Science) on Alto Sax and Glockenspiel.

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Tyler Blankenship put together a wonderful video that links the music recording with video of the light show. Check it out below.

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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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