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Feb 172014


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.

Nov 052013
Flyer by Joseph Allred.

Flyer by Joseph Allred.


Chris Davis organized an incredible lineup here at Theatre Intangible h.q. aka Noa Noa for Saturday, November 9th.

  • Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro
  • Joseph Allred
  • Noa (with Chris Davis)

Blacksburg, Virginia’s Nathan Bowles and Philadelphia’s Scott Verrastro lead very busy lives with their bands and solo projects. Bowles is a member of Pigeons, Pelt and Black Twig Pickers among others. Verrastro performs in Kohoutek, Kuschty Rye ErgoInsect Factory (leader Jeff Barsky played Noa Noa earlier this year) and many more projects.

For this tour, they’re combining forces as an experimental improv percussion duo. If the songs from their new album Polar Satellites are any measure, the show at Noa Noa is a can’t-miss evening of music.


The wonderful Joseph Allred plays fingerstyle instrumental music on an acoustic guitar.


Noa is an improvising musician and multi-instrumentalist, performing on woodwinds, various percussion instruments, hurdy gurdy and other instruments. She will improvise with Chris Davis (The Cherry Blossoms).

More info on the Facebook event page. I hope to see you at the show!

Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro, Joseph Allred, Noa
Saturday, November 9th, 2013, Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m. sharp
$5, Yazoo beer available + BYOB
Park in front yard and surrounding business lots.

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

Special thanks to Yazoo Brewing Company for providing the beverages.

Sep 122013

BigMess BigMess3 BigMess4

Talk about a great lineup coming out of nowhere — our Experimental Series #6 at Noa Noa tomorrow evening fell into place in a matter of days. First, Brighton, Great Britain noise artist and show organizer Freudian Slit wrote me asking what events were going on while they were visiting Nashville. We ended up scheduling this show. Freudian Slit met Age, Virginia Griswold, and Morgan-Higby-Flowers at the NO MEDIA event during the Clarksville Art Walk, and we added those artists to the bill.

Then, Theatre Intangible collaborator Thomas Helton wrote me to let me know his friend Joe Hertenstein would be in town Friday and might be persuaded to perform. Thus, this morning, the bill for the Noa Noa Experimental Series #6 was finalized.

Friday’s theme is “Supersized Mess — Bigger, cheaper, faster, more more more!”

Here’s a bit more about each artist:

  • Freudian Slit is a British Genderqueer activist come noise musician. Messing up some supersized menu items for your viewing pleasure. And hopefully your bleeding ears.
  • Joe Hertenstein is a New York City-based drone/avant-garde/free improv drummer, originally hailing from Germany. He’s played with heavy hitters such as Mat Maneri, Anthony Coleman, Ken Filiano, Frank Gratkowski, Jon Irabagon, Achim Tang, Thomas Helton, Pascal Niggenkemper, Mikko Innanen, Todd Neufeld, Simon Jermyn, and Thomas Heberer. Tonight, he’ll be joined by special guests Randy Hunt and Jamison Sevits.
  • Age explores electronic copying nastiness as a new tonal language – Josh Gumiela and Luke Rainey, based in Nashville, TN.
  • Virginia Griswold & Morgan Higby-Flowers make dirt-filthy, loud, stroboscopic noise and visuals cutting through wet porcelain.

Our show starts at 10pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch the 7:30pm show Concurrence & Dig Deep Light Show at Free Form Fridays at the Centennial Black Box Theatre.

Check out videos from the touring artists below. More info on the Facebook event page.

Noa Noa Experimental Series #6: Supersized Mess
Featuring Freudian Slit, Joe Hertenstein, Age, Virginia Griswold & Morgan Higby-Flowers
Friday, September 13th, 2013
Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm sharp
Suggested donation $5 to touring band.
BYOB. Park in front yard and surrounding business lots.

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

Jun 222013

All of the performers at the last Noa Noa experimental show are techheads. So when Pimpdaddysupreme informed me that Vine, the 6-second video app from Twitter,  had just been released on Android devices, I hurriedly downloaded it and Vined away. So did Shane, Matt, Aric, and Mara. With all this media lurking about, I decided to make a repository.

Various Vines by Mara Bissell, Matt the PM, Pimpdaddysupreme, and Tony Youngblood. Btw, the movie screening behind EBNC is an endearing Japanese classic called Zombie Ass.


Vine 1
Vine 2
Vine 3

Workshoppe Radio Phonik

Vine 1
Vine 2
Vine 3

Adventure Bomb

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Vine 2
Vine 3