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...)
Bayer in Brooklyn is a bi-monthly column on German TV featuring musicians and artists based in Brooklyn. For this piece, the series' host Matthias Roeckl filmed me experimenting with sounds at my home studio as well as my live performance at The Knitting Factory. For more Bayer in Brooklyn videos, click here.
My former bandmates in Parts & Labor have invited me to help them celebrate their 10 year anniversary with an absolutely stellar evening of rock 'n noise at 285 Kent on Friday, February 24th. Sadly, the guys have decided to take a permanent hiatus after this celebration, but instead of getting all weepy, let's remember the good times and send the guys off with one last incredible show. I'll be opening the evening, followed by Neptune, Oneida, and of course, Parts & Labor. Details below. (more...)
The 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival kicks off this week at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. I'm participating in the festival's February 7th event with Sxip Shirey & Angélica Negrón + Special Guests. Angélica and I will perform a short collaborative set followed by a solo Noveller piece. The evening will feature several other collaborative pairings by Sxip Shirey, Angélica Negrón, Todd Reynolds, & Jonny Rodgers. Closing the evening, Face the Music will give the world premiere of Angélica Negrón’s El Gran Caleidoscopio. More information about the performance and festival ticket info is available here.
Join me on Friday, January 6th, at the World Financial Center Winter Garden for a live interpretation of Brian Eno's Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks album. This free event kicks off the 2012 New York Guitar Festival. More info below. (more...)
Tomorrow I head to London to embark on my European mini-tour. You can catch me in London, Brussels, and at the Kilbi Im Exil Festival in Zurich on Dec. 5th, 6th, and 10th, respectively. I'm bringing with me the last 12 vinyl copies of 'Glacial Glow' that I just received from Weird Forest. Aside from these, the Glacial vinyl is officially sold out from the label! More info about the performances after the jump. (more...)
This Sunday, November 13th, the main branch of the New York Public Library hosts a performance of Ben Frost's "Music for 6 Guitars". I'm excited to participate as one of the six guitarists in the ensemble. The other performers include Tim Hecker, Shahzad Ismaily, Paul Corley, and Sarah Register from Talk Normal. Read the Village Voice article about Ben Frost and the upcoming performance here.