Host Tony Youngblood showcases local and international musicians performing experimental improv music in Nashville, TN.
E110 Hertenstein/Hunt/Sevits 2013-02-26
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 [...]
E109 Lyrebird Artist Showcase 2013-02-17
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 [...]
E108 Savage Knights Artist Showcase 2014-01-05
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.
E107 Age Artist Showcase 2013-12-19
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.
E106 Dig Deep 2013-12-12
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.
E105 Robert Bond and Regi Wooten Artist Showcase 2013-07-06
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.
The Next Big Thing
I've been listening to the podcast since March and I was VERY excited to hear something so innovative come out on a podcast. It's great that these experimental artists are having a platform to get out there on and I love Tony Youngblood's interviews and how he presents it all. He asks great questions and I think it helps people really understand what goes into the making of experimental music. A lot of these types of artists are starting to get traction and people are starting to listen.
It's about time someone put this out there!
This is the most mind bending podcast I've ever heard.
Turn the Page
Grateful to be living in Music City, where all music and thoughtful sound finds its place -- even in the middle of the morning on Sunday in a little studio in what feels like the basement caverns of Vanderbilt University. It's inspired and free -- and certainly intangible as all get-out. This episode was great fun to create. The ecstatic sounds you hear were all reactions to some incredible backrubs that Cody was giving to the women. I'm still working on his techniques.