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Mike Teaney’s psychedelic improv series Free Form Friday returns to the Centennial Park Black Box Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. The bill features composer, pianist, and Belmont professor Anthony Belfiglio with his jazz quartet and Parallel Lives, the laptop duo of University of Mississippi professors / Visceralmedia Records co-founders Michael Gardiner and John Latartara.

Gardiner’s Ole Miss profile page gives us some background on the project, which sounds amazing:

As a member of the laptop duo Parallel Lives (with John Latartara), he explores intersections between canonic repertoires and electronics. The group recently released Beethoven Hammerklavier on Centaur Records, a collaboration relying solely on performances by pianists, Beethoven samples, and ambient recordings made at a conservatory of music to create a view of the musical work documented in all of its stages; from discussion, to the practice room, recording studio and concert hall, to its final confrontation with software applications that threaten its identity.

Modular Art Pods participants Dig Deep Light Show will provide the visuals. And just like all Free Form Friday events, it’s free!

Learn more at the Facebook event page.

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Free Form Friday featuring The Anthony Belfiglio Quartet, Parallel Lives, Dig Deep Light Show
Friday, March 6th, 8 p.m., free show
@ Centennial Black Box Theatre inside Arts & Activity Center at Centennial Park, Nashville, TN 37203

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The second Indeterminacies show of the season looks amazing! KYLE BAKER, who curates the experimental audio gallery SoundCrawl each October, will moderate.

The Indeterminacies Facebook event page has the details:

MICHAEL GARDINER is a music theorist and a laptop composer/improviser. His research interests include aspects of musical space in 12th century chant (with an analytic dissertation on Hildegard von Bingen), Japanese noh theater, and computer generated images of musical sound. Michael’s articles have appeared in Current Musicology and Sonus and his recordings are available on Centaur and Visceral Media labels. His project for the postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh involves the separate analytic space (or heterotopia) that emerges when theory looks at processes in place of musical works through unlikely, even incongruous pairings of genres. Some of these pairings include: overlain vector-screens in jazz pianist Art Tatum’s improvisations and Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture; Francois & Louis Couperin’s 17th century conception of the keyboard suite and the iPod’s modular construction; and sonic-landscape studies through the field recordings of Francisco Lopez and the orchestral works of Gustav Mahler and Olivier Messiaen. He also looks forward to many wonderful conversations…

This FREE event happens at 6pm on Thursday, April 12 at Zeitgeist Gallery in Hillsboro Village. See you there!

1819 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212