Summary: Live experimental improvisational music from Nashville, TN, featuring your host Tony Youngblood, a revolving set of musical guests, and a new theme each week. Past guests include Tim Kaiser, Gary Mullis, Leslie Keffer, Strotter Inst., Bird Names, CMKT4, Lylas, GetLoFi, and Dave Cloud. T.I. also explores the emerging maker community, circuit-bending, instrument design, hacking, electronic music, field recording, fair use, plunderphonics, noise, glitch, ambient, arrhythmic musc, 8 bit, avant garde, and more.
Here’s Theatre Intangible episode 110: Hertenstein/Hunt/Sevits, recorded on September 13th, 2013. 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, Mikko Innanen, Todd Neufeld, Simon Jermyn, and Thomas Heberer. How did this [...]
Here’s Theatre Intangible podcast 109: Lyrebird Artist Showcase, recorded on February 15th, 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 [...]
Savage Knights are an avant-jazz and rock n' roll instrumental band from Raleigh, North Carolina. They start things out with an experimental improvisation featuring Mike on my Hammond student-model organ and then they perform some of their prepared material. For links and more info, check out the show notes at TheatreIntangible.com.
Age is the "horizontal sound composition process" of Josh Gumiela and Luke Rainey, and it's based around a very innovative technique. One artist presents a sound. The other samples that sound and alters it in some way – perhaps speeding it up, slowing it down, degrading it, or chopping it up. The first artist then samples the altered sound, the other artist then samples the altered altered sound, and so on. Soon the sound becomes unrecognizable and the improv progresses in an indeterminate direction, much like the pointer of a Ouija board.
On July 22nd, 2013, the Dig Deep Light show performed an improvised light show in the basement of Noa Noa house while a group of musicians sat in the back of the room and created a score to the visuals. That musical improv is what you're about to hear.
We recorded this series of four improvs in Robert's home studio on June 18th, 2013. Regi and Robert are two Nashville musicians with long and fruitful careers who have only just recently begun performing together. They recorded an initial improv with Regi on electric bass and Robert on electronics. Weeks later -- and on the date I was in attendance -- they ran back the tape and recorded again with Regi on guitar and Robert on drums and additional electronics. This is essentially a quartet with two players improv-ing with past versions of themselves.
Here's episode 104: Adventure Bomb: Projecting, a revised and expanded edition of the set I performed at Soundcrawl in collaboration with Benton-C Bainbridge's live video projection mapping (“Fast-mapping”). Recorded at Brick Factory Nashville. Best experienced through headphones.
Chris Davis organized a fantastic show at the Downtown Presbyterian Church featuring free jazz legends Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston. He also booked Louisville-by-way-of-New-York experimental percussionist Tim Barnes and Nashville guitarist William Tyler to perform that night, and that duet is what you're about to hear.
Recorded on the Noa Noa back porch on April 6th, 2011. The second of two special improvs featuring Charlie and Chris Rauh. The idea for this was that any participant could walk off at any time and tag in someone in the audience to replace him or her. It features featured Randy Hunt, Rhendi Greenwell, Tim Norton, Charlie Rauh, Chris Rauh, Sarah Robey, Chris Murray, Craig Schenker, Jamison Sevits, and Tommy Stangroom.
Recorded on the Noa Noa back porch on April 6th, 2011 and starring Randy Hunt, Charlie Rauh, Chris Rauh, Craig Schenker, Jamison Sevits, and Tommy Stangroom. We organized this show around Charlie and Chris Rauh's visit back to Nashville from New York City and DC respectively. We did two improvs that night, the first with a set group of musicians who came in one at a time throughout the performance, and the second, a free for all tag team with a who’s who of the Nashville avant garde music community. Episode 102 will feature the second. You're about to hear the first. I did the recording, live mixing, editing, and mastering.
E100 Thomas Lehn and John Butcher Artist Showcase 2013-05-08
E099 Tau Ceti 2013-05-04
E098 Ypsmael and Lawrence Crow Artist Showcase 2013-05-03
E097 T.J. Borden and Steven Dunning Artist Showcase 2013-05-03
E096 Cenobium Artist Showcase 2013-05-01