May 072014
 

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Josh Gumiela tipped me off to this amazing FREE electronic show at The Coup in Clarksville on Friday, May 9th. The show is kind of a dark wizards’ social of Nashville experimental electronic composers. If you haven’t been to The Coup, it’s basically THE place to see experimental music in Clarksville. And the veggie burgers rock.

The show is called FIALPHONICS: Electronic Music on the Threshold of Defeat, and it features six artists, three of which performed at the 2014 Circuit Benders’ Ball (Carl Oliver, Morgan Higby-Flowers, and Foster Dada), one of which has appeared at Noa Noa and on Theatre Intangible (Two Two aka Jeremy Bennett), one of which books amazing experimental and electronic nights at the East Room (Grey People aka Alex Michalski) and one Spring Hill artist that’s new to me (Oiswert).

Here’s the press release:

Josh Gumiela and The Coup present FIALPHONICS, an event showcasing artists using machines that definitely are not error proof.

Witness the relentless cackling of Carl Oliver’s irritated modular synthesizer, Grey People’s quartz clock fingers skating across vinyl like high heels on ice, and the stumbling sonics of Two Two as he pillages archaic libraries of flammable papyrus ghosts.

Also featuring: Foster Dada, whose mutilated drum machines perform digital intercourse, Mrgn Hgby-Flwrs, who melts the polar caps of your eyeballs faster than you can say ‘climate change conspiracy,’ and Oiswert, whose olfactory metallurgy fuses electricity with steel in the absence of heat.

This is well worth the 45 mile drive to Clarksville. While there, stroll around downtown Clarksville. It’s scenic.

FIALPHONICS
Friday, May 9th, 9 p.m., free show, all ages

@ The Coup
118 University Ave
Clarksville, TN 37040

Feb 172014
 

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Here’s Theatre Intangible podcast 109: Lyrebird Artist Showcase, recorded on February 15
th, 2013.

Lyrebird is an experimental improv duo featuring Jeremy Bennett on electronics and Craig Schenker on saxophone and flute. Jeremy takes samples of Craig’s live sounds and weaves them into ever-evolving loops, which also feature field recordings and electronic synthesis. Craig then improvises new parts over Jeremy’s creations. We recorded this session in several short improvs. I later reordered the improvs and performed a bit of editing. You can hear the unedited sessions at the band’s Soundcloud page.

Lyrebird performed live at Noa Noa a month and a half after this podcast was recorded, and I’m including that performance as a free download. Download the live set here.

Sep 062013
 

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Jeremy Bennett of Lyrebird, Saurus and Santa’s Workshop put together a great lineup of European instrumental bands making their Nashville debut tonight at Betty’s Bar & Grill.

WorldService Project is an English jazz/funk/punk band led by pianist/composer Dave Morecroft and featuring trombone, saxophone, drums, keys and bass.

Nohaybandatrio is an Italian post-rock/funk/jazz trio featuring saxophone, electronics, percussion, bass and guitar.

 

Jeremy Bennett‘s new electronic project Two.two will open the evening. This is Jeremy’s first show since he’s returned from England, so be sure to welcome him back!

Friday, September 6th, 2013
8:30pm, (probably a $5 cover)
WorldService Project, Nohaybandatrio, Two.two

@ Betty’s Grill
407 49th Ave N
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-3442

Apr 292013
 

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Now that I finally have some free time on my hands, I’m releasing all the podcasts that have been patiently waiting in the queue. Here’s episode 94: Softly, Gently, starring Jesse Kenas Collins, Lawrence Crow, Brady Sharp, Stephen Molyneux and Jeremy Bennett, recorded on June 08th, 2012 at Noa Noa.

Boston experimental multi-instrumentalist Jesse Kenas Collins came to Noa Noa last year to perform a bill with keyboardist Lawrence Crow and guitarist Brady Sharp. See an excerpt of Jesse’s solo performance in the video below. After their respective sets, they combined with Horsehair Everywhere‘s Stephen Molyneux and Lyrebird’s Jeremy Bennett to perform this textural improv. I did the recording, live mixing, editing, and mastering. Thanks for listening!