If you still have some steam left after a killer weekend of shows, don’t miss this Sunday show at Noa Noa, featuring New York experimental cello player T.J. Borden. If you like the extended technique of double-bassist and T.I. participant Thomas Helton, then you’ll really dig T.J. At the end of the post, check out the just-published video (and when I say JUST, I mean in the last 5 minutes. I was the first viewer!) of T.J. performing with Steve Ricks and Christian Asplund at Locust Salon. One of the players appears to be bowing a cardboard box!
The dual headliner is Ypsmael, the mixed media project of Cambridge, UK-based German artist N. Ismael M. As his bio reads: “Ypsmael granularly unfurls delicate and atmospheric soundscapes, formed by clouded loop narratives and subtle build-ups of hazy drone swells. Slow-glowing pulses of audio detritus meld into chasms of warm, powdery noise washes and subdued vocals. Ypsmael studies ways to create and devise a personal vocabulary to this eclectic formula, focusing on the textural and cinematic properties of effects-treated vocal layering, field recordings and live instruments (e.g. baritone guitar, bass, piano, melodica, glockenspiel) as a main ingredient for in situ accidentalist composition. Recordings are usually made in one take; live performances are usually free improvisation.”
Also on the bill are locals Stephen Dunning (experimental violin) and Lawrence Crow (open-source soundscapes).
Because it’s a Sunday, this show will begin promptly at 8pm! More info on the Facebook event page. Full disclosure: I organized this show.
Other great shows this weekend: Friday at Betty’s: Nudity, SAURuS, and Foster Dad. Saturday at Noa Noa: Big Waves of Pretty, Stephen Molyneux, Samuel Steelman, and Promised Land.
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm sharp
620 Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203