Aug 222013
 

T.J. Borden

Buffalo, New York experimental cellist and composer T.J. Borden will be appearing tonight at Boheme Collectif as a part of a fantastic bill organized by Future Night’s Mike Kluge. T.J. performed last year at Noa Noa and also on this Theatre Intangible episode.

T.J. is a big proponent of improvisation and extended technique, utilizing every inch of his cello. If you dig string players like Peter Kowald and Thomas Helton, you’ll really love T.J. He’s worked with artists such as Tony Conrad, Steven Mackey, Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, and DJ Spooky. Check out the below video for his duet with Thomas Helton.

Visuals will be provided by the overhead projections of Dig Deep Light Show, who blew minds at Noa Noa last month with their light-led improv.

Also on the bill, another extended-techniquer: guitarist Brady Sharp (who has appeared on all these T.I. episodes).

One of the busiest drummers in Nashville, Tommy Stangroom will be performing a solo experimental set as Posttaste. He’s appeared on these T.I. episodes.

Nashville rock n’ roll frontman T. Rust will collaborate with artist Brains Bailey on drones and projections.

This show is going to be amazing! More info on the Facebook event page.

Here’s are tentative times:

Posttaste: 9-9:30
TJ Borden: 9:45-10:15
Brady Sharp: 10:30-11
T. Rust /Brains Bailey: 11:15-11:4

You should be able to catch Antonio das Mortes at Third Man Light & Sound Machine at 7pm and still be able to see most or all of this show. Hope to see you there!

TJ Borden, Brady Sharp, Posttast, T. Rust
Visuals by Dig Deep Light Show & Brains Bailey
Thursday, August 22nd, 9pm, $5 to touring bands, BYOB

Boheme Collectif
919 Gallatin Ave.
Suite 8
Nashville, Tennessee 37206

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.