The New York Times just wrote an article about a wonderful animated short film that I scored called 'The Animated Life of A. R. Wallace'. Directed by Sharon Shattuck and Flora Lichtman, the film celebrates the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited with Charles Darwin for the theory of natural selection. Read the article and watch the film here.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be joining Anna von Hausswolff this December for a short tour of the U.S. I'll have copies of my new CD 'No Dreams' available for sale as well as some other special treats. Hope to see you out there on the road! Full dates listed below. (more…)
I'm so excited to present the official music video for the title track off of my new album 'No Dreams' out now on Important Records. The video was directed by Alexis Fleisig and features artwork by Justin James King. You can now stream and purchase 'No Dreams' on my bandcamp site.
Your last chance to catch a Noveller performance before I hit the road touring with Radiolab will be at the Goldrush Music Festival in Denver, CO on Friday September 27th. The two day festival features performances from Rene Hell, MV&EE, Derek Rogers, and many other experimental artists from all over the U.S. Noveller headlines Friday's festivities. Tickets and more information is available at the official Goldrush website. See you there!
This fall, I will be touring with my favorite radio program, Radiolab, providing a live score for their live stage performance. I will be joined on stage by On Fillmore, a duo consisting of bassist Darin Gray and drummer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco). About Apocalyptical: "Cataclysmic destruction. Surprising survival. In this new live stage performance, Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow. With their signature blend of storytelling, science, and music, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich romp through hundreds of millions of years of history to arrive at the end, again and again." A full listing of dates with links to purchase tickets is available here.
I have two upcoming performances in Paris at the Brachfeld Gallery. The first performance is May 28th during the opening of the solo exhibition “Geometry of Place” by American artist Justin James King. You can view a lovely nighttime video documentary of Justin James King at work in rural Vermont featuring a soundtrack by Noveller here. On May 29th, the Gallery will present An Evening with Noveller beginning at 8pm. Hope to see you then!
I'm excited to post the first trailer for Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes featuring one of the compositions that I wrote for the film score. Enjoy!
On May 2nd, Red Bull Music Academy hosts an evening of drone and noise at the Knockdown Center in Queens. The night features performances by sixteen solo artists and duos across three stages, including sets by Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))), Prurient, Oren Ambrachi, Pete Swanson, Kid Millions performing with Borbetomagus saxophonist Jim Sauter, and many many more. Bushwick staple Roberta’s will provide wood-fired pizza for purchase throughout the night. Shuttle busses will be provided all night from the Jefferson stop on the L subway line. (more…)
I was so thrilled to be able to work on the score for Francesca Gregorini's beautiful feature film Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes. I couldn't be happier that the film received its premiere at this year's Sundance Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Read reviews of Emanuel at the Hollywood Reporter and JoBlo.com.
I'm closing out 2012 with a very special performance in Marfa, TX. I will perform a live score to the Swedish silent film masterpiece, The Phantom Carriage (1921), directed by Victor Sjöstrom (who later appeared in Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries). Ballroom Marfa hosts the screening + performance at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas. Doors at 7 pm; show begins at 7:30 pm. This is a free event! (more…)
In a few weeks, I embark on a tour of Europe with Canadian guitarist and pal, Aidan Baker. I'm pressing a tour-only limited edition of CDs of my new album ARTIFACT that will be available for purchase at the shows. ARTIFACT will see official release as a double LP this fall. Here are the tour dates: (more…)
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you probably heard that I had my pedalboard and an amp stolen from my vehicle following my performance on WFMU's Seven Second Delay on August 22nd. I lost the majority of my effects pedals and it was completely devastating. After posting about the theft on my Twitter and Facebook pages, I received an outpouring of support from fans and friends who pitched in by buying my music on Bandcamp and sending paypal donations. NYC cellist Julia Kent donated her Boss DD-5 and DD-20 delay pedals to me. Oklahoma-based pedal company Walrus Audio sent me one of their Mayflower Overdrive pedals free of charge. Australian effects company cubisteffects is crafting a custom oscillating fuzz box for my replacement board. John from The Winston Psmith Project is donating his Boss PS-5. I had never met any of these folks before they reached out to me. Thanks to the generosity of many, I'm happy to say that I'm back on my feet and my replacement pedalboard is proving to be quite impressive. THANK YOU. (more…)
This past January, I participated in a recreation of Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks with itsnotyouitsme, Phish's Mike Gordon, Tortoise's Jeff Parker, David Torn, and Larry Campbell as part of the New York Guitar Festival. The audio from the performance is now available for free download here: http://doggoneblog.com/2012/06/27/audio-the-apollo-project/
I'm excited to announce that I'll be working with Julie Tippex for all future bookings in Europe! For all Noveller Euro booking inquiries, please contact helene (at) julietippex (dot) com. We are currently working on booking a Noveller tour for the Fall. Check back for updates.
I'm traveling to San Francisco in June to perform at the launch party for DECADES Magazine, an independent magazine bent on fashion and style, heavy on new design and focused on the cultural artifacts of food, music, and thinking. The party takes place at The Lab and tickets are on a sliding scale from $5 to $10. While I'm in town, I'll also be performing at the Hemlock Tavern and might even do a special in-store. More info soon! Check my shows page for shows dates.
Back in April, 2010, I spent a day at Oneida's famed Ocropolis studio recording a version of my song "Bleached Beach" with Shahin Motia behind the board. Two years later, I'm happy to see the release of the recording on this special digital compilation benefiting Japan. From the JagJaguwar web site: "It was an idea hatched during a Nov 7th birthday brunch for Kid Millions by Showtime. We would create a Stax-like studio band based around Oneida's now defunct Ocropolis studio. We would record and produce one song each from a list of our favorite local musicians — the sky was the limit. We both realized that we had about 2 years left in our amazing paradise of a recording studio and while we had done a lot. . .we still hadn't really taken full advantage of the studio. We hadn't made good on our mandate to become a resource for the community of musicians with whom we shared a home. Unlike many of the half-baked ideas which emerge from the Brah Records boardroom — this one had legs. (more…)
// Tickets for the premiere performance of "Into the Midnight Sun" on April 14th at the Center Stage at Reston Community Center are basically sold out! Don't worry, you can still gain entry to the show and a VIP reception while also helping fund the rehearsal time that the Low End String Quartet musicians need to make the performance spectacular by donating to our fundraising campaign at USA Projects. We have donation incentives at several different levels to show our appreciation for your generosity, including a private Noveller concert for you and your friends in NYC! Please watch the above video to learn more about our fundraising campaign and click here to make a donation. Your donations will be generously matched by the Cheswatyr Music Commissioning Fund (ACF), so each contribution goes a long way. Thanks!
Following a Noveller set in D.C. back in the Summer of 2010, Jonathan Matis, the founder and electric guitarist for the D.C.-based Low End String Quartet introduced himself and asked me if I had any interest in composing music for ensembles. It was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Luckily Jonathan and I kept in touch after our initial meeting, and last year the Low End String Quartet officially commissioned me to write a piece for their group to debut in 2012. (more…)