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 [...]
Stadiums & Shrines premieres a new Noveller track that appears on the Mirror Universe tape compilation Whatever It Is You’re Doing Now available for purchase now from their web site.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Celebrate Halloween at 285 Kent tonight! This all ages show starts at 8pm and features performances by Guardian Alien, Noveller, Amen Dunes, Gary War, and PC Worship. Noveller set begins at 9:45pm. Bring some candy corn.
SONiC – Sounds of a New Century – is a brand new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under that will take over New York from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. I’m excited to perform alongside one of my new film pieces at the festival’s [...]
I’m excited to announce my performance at WNYU’s CMJ showcase, Thursday, October 20th at Littlefield in Brooklyn. The lineup features six amazing bands – in order of appearance: Noveller, Amen Dunes, Blues Control, Talk Normal, Widowspeak, & Frankie Rose. For more info and tickets, check out the listing on Littlefield’s website The show is 18+ [...]
If you were unable to make it to Ellnora: The Guitar Festival this past weekend in Champaign-Urbana, here’s your chance to check out some of what you missed! Watch this HD video excerpt from the improvised portion of my epic 2 hour long performance.
On Saturday, September 17th, Visitation Rites and Vibes Management present a night of deep moods and maximalist simplicity at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium. Witness a rare East Coast appearance by drone-driven San Francisco guitar duo Barn Owl after hearing the Branca and Chatham-inspired Noveller (New York’s Sarah Lipstate) loop a single guitar into the sound of [...]
Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 10pm-Midnight, catch a free Noveller performance at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival at the University of Illinois. Draped fabric and plants lit by colored lights create ELLNORA’s Sonic Garden, where Noveller serenades for free while you select from the full bar service and a menu of treats for purchase. Before the [...]
Tickets are still available for tonight’s show at Dead Herring in Williamsburg with Mirah and Tara Jane O’Neil. Show up at 8pm when doors open to make sure that you get a spot, as space is limited! Noveller set begins at 9pm.
On Friday, August 12th, I’m performing at Safe Harbor Studios in NYC as part of a new 8 point channel, surround sound, ambient music series called Auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase here.
I’m excited to announce my participation in this year’s Ellnora Guitar Festival! The festival takes place at the Krannert Center located at The University of Illinois in Champaign. Other performers include Lee Ranaldo, Calexico, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, My Brightest Diamond, and many many more! My performance takes place at the festival’s Sonic Garden on [...]
My 2010 full-length release, ‘Desert Fires’, is now available for purchase on vinyl thanks to the folks at Weird Forest. You can pick up a copy directly from my web store.
Join me this Sunday, June 26th, for the ‘Glacial Glow’ official record release show at Bruar Falls! I’ll have vinyl and CD copies of ‘Glacial Glow’ available for sale. U.S. Girls and unFact will be helping me celebrate, so come out early to catch their performances. The show begins at 8pm and cover is $7. [...]
Matt Kleiner directs this stunning black & white video for “Alone Star”. Shot in Sydney and Melbourne, the music video cycles through several days in the Australian cityscape as propelled by Noveller’s steady desert guitar prose.
In support of my new album, ‘Glacial Glow’, I’m hitting the road with U.S. Girls! We’re excited to be hooking up with the amazing and talented ladies in Talk Normal for shows in Chicago and Detroit, as well as hitting some great festivals, record store in-stores, galleries, and rock clubs along the way. Check out [...]
The new Noveller full-length ‘Glacial Glow’ is available for pre-order now at my web store. All CD orders will ship on the official release date for the album, May 30th. Below is the press release, tracklisting, and music video for closing track “Ends”.
May 30th is the official release date for the new Noveller full-length ‘Glacial Glow’. A joint release between Weird Forest and Saffron Recordings, ‘Glacial Glow’ will be available on vinyl and CD. Watch the music video for “Ends”, directed by Chris Habib, for a sneak peak at what’s to come.
I’m excited to once again participate in a production of Rhys Chatham and Karole Armitage’s seminal work “Drastic-Classicism”, this time as part of the Armitage Gone! Dance program at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. “Drastic-Classicism” will be presented alongside two other works, “Ligeti Essays”, and the world premiere of “GAGA-Gaku” (with members of Dance Theatre [...]
The ARTIFACT Edition is available now for purchase from my web store. Limited to an edition of 50, the signed and numbered laser-etched plastic boxes contain one 6-minute endless looping tape uniquely recorded for each box, plus 4 looping DVDs of the film component from the ARTIFACT installation. The four films document a process piece [...]
Watch an excerpt from my improvised collaboration with Lee Ranaldo at our Roulette show on March 11, 2011. The video was filmed and edited by Chris Habib.
Benefit for the Recovery in Japan is a compilation album dedicated to the victims and survivors, their families, and the aid workers courageously struggling to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, resulting tsunami, and nuclear emergency that occurred on March 11th, 2011 in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation [...]
SARAH LIPSTATE discusses her musical background, her current projects and the personal inspirations for her work. Interview by Maria Chavez and Kelly Armendariz, at Splatterpool Artspace. ARTIFACT an interactive sound/visual installation by Sarah Lipstate #6 in the sound art series curated by Maria Chavez Dead of Winter Works #1-6 Performance // Thurs Feb 24 2011 [...]
Tune in to WNYC tomorrow, January 31st, at 2pm to hear a live Noveller performance and interview on Soundcheck with John Schaefer. WNYC broadcasts on 93.9FM and streams online at http://www.wnyc.org.
Since 1994, GuitarGeek has been creating virtual rigs diagramming the setups of established guitar and bass players. I’m very excited to announce the addition of the Noveller rig to the GuitarGeek archive. If you’ve ever wondered what pedals or tunings contributed to Noveller’s sound, now is your chance to find out. Check out the GuitarGeek [...]
Watch live video of my entire set at Art Damage Lodge in Cincinnati, OH, from my U.S. tour with unFact.
The Noveller/unFact split LP ‘Bleached Valentine’ is available now as a high-quality digital download. Choose from several digital formats including 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Copies of the LP will be available at the upcoming European tour dates. BUY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
‘Desert Fires’ is now available as a high quality digital download release that includes the music video for opening track, “Almost Alright”, directed by Chris Habib. You can choose between several formats, such as 320k mp3, FLAC, and just about any other format you could possibly desire. Purchase of the download directly supports Noveller and [...]
Download a free MP3 of my live performance of “Fades” (off of Desert Fires) on WKCR’s Live Constructions. Big thank you to Narine Atamian for having me on her show! Noveller – “Fades” live on WKCR
Saffron Recordings is a new imprint started by Sarah Lipstate in 2010 as a vehicle for the Noveller CD, Desert Fires. Current releases include the Noveller/unFact split LP Bleached Valentine, and Noveller Desert Fires CD. Saffron Recordings will jointly release the upcoming Noveller full-length Glacial Glow with Weird Forest Records. EMAIL for press and distribution [...]