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Aug 252013


There are two great events happening in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood tonight, and as the scheduling gods have ordained, you should be able to catch (at least most of) both.

The first happens from 7pm to 9:30pm at the Notable Blends coffeehouse inside Houston Station. Tony Gerber and Bryan Burnett‘s space music project Auroric Dreams will perform to the live OpenGL visuals of artist Josh Gumiela.

From the Facebook event page:

Back together for a second live concert for the Nashville audience, Auroric Dreams will be performing live space music during the astronomical event, Neptune’s Opposition 2013 at the enchanting and intimate venue of Noteable Blends. Join us for a cosmic evening of music from Tony Gerber and Bryan Burnett and original motion graphic projections by video and sound installation artist, Josh Gumiela.

At Noa Noa house from 8:30pm to 12am, saxophonist Craig Schenker will perform his final Nashville show before moving to New York. Craig is one of the hardest working musicians in Nashville, having played with Square People, Lyrebird, Four Sided Circle, ArclyteAfton Wolfe, Lylas, Cenobium, and more.  He’s been on a whopping 17 Theatre Intangible episodes, and that doesn’t include several that are waiting to be published, including a Lyrebird artist showcase.

At his farewell show, Craig will conduct extemporaneous assemblies of past collaborators. The Facebook event page says Craig will,

curate the evening alternating pre-determined group/acts with spontaneous improvisational duos and trios chosen the night of the show.

Confirmed performers include:

If you know Craig or are a fan of his music, don’t miss this intimate final show. While there is a bit of an overlap between the two Wedgewood-Houston events, I’m guessing you’ll miss no more than 30 minutes of the latter if you decide to attend the former.

Auroric Dreams w/ visuals by Josh Gumiela
Sunday, August 25th, 7pm-9:30pm, $10

@ Notable Blends (inside Houston Station)
434 Houston Street
Nashville, Tennessee 3720

Craig Schenker’s Last Nashville Hurrah
Sunday, August 25th, 8:30pm-12am, free

@Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Sep 132010

I’ve been trying to get Kelli Shay Hix and Kyle Hamlett of Lylas and Styches on the show for a long time, and this week it finally came together with podcast 32, Stone in Stream. Kelli plays violin and saw. Kyle plays banjo and xylophone. This episode also features Square People Jazz Maturity‘s Tommy Stangroom on drums and first-timer Elle Long on ukulele, xylophone, and electronic toys. First timer Israel Abernathy plays acoustic guitar.

We recorded Stone in Stream on August 20th in the ~ORE~ Studios. We were experimenting with real tape delay — a 15 foot stretch of half-inch tape draped from my reel to reel machine to a pole in the middle of the room. The tape loop, which kept layering over itself due to a covered erase head, gives the episode a dirty and devolving quality — a sharp contrast to the pretty acoustic improv. Stone in Stream reminds me of 60’s psyche folk imploding, and I mean that as praise.

We recorded for an hour and fifteen minutes. For purposes of pacing, I edited the episode down to forty minutes. I hated to  give up some of the outtakes, including an inspired magazine-clipping recitation; but I feel like the show is stronger for the editing.  Sadly, Melody Holt was a casualty of the cutting. She sang and recited magazine clippings on one of the excised parts.  She also provided invaluable assistance throughout the show. I did the live mixing and post production.

If you like our show, share it with a friend or write us a review in iTunes.  Without further ado, here is Stone in Stream.

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