Sep 262014
 
Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman

Chris Davis and Tate Eskew’s experimental arts organization FMRL Arts recently announced their fall lineup, and it’s spectacular. The season kicks off with Michael Chapman and William Tyler on Monday, September 29th. Shows in October and November feature Lakha Khan, Paul Metzger, Tim Kaiser, and “Italian occult psychedelia” band Father Murphy. All shows take place at Emma Bistro located at 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210.

Here’s the schedule so far. Check out FMRLArts.org for more info.

September 29th, 2014, 8 p.m.
Michael Chapman & William Tyler

October 10th, 2014, 9 p.m.
An Evening with Lakha Khan

October 26th, 2014, 8 p.m.
Father Murphy

November 13th, 2014, 8 p.m.
Paul Metzger & Tim Kaiser

Sep 222014
 

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Ambient bassist, vocalist, and Theatre Intangible participant C.J. Boyd will be back in Nashville tonight (Monday, September 22nd) and tomorrow for two great shows.

Tonight’s show is at Betty’s Grill, and it also features Circuit Benders’ Ball alumni Voight Kampff (Brady Sharp and Stephen Seifert) and Skoolgirl (Stan Richardson). More info on the Facebook event page.

On Tuesday, September 23rd, see C.J. at Queen Avenue Art Collective. This show also features Terror Pigeon, Infinity Fuck , What Moon Things, and Judah and the Spoox. More info on the Facebook event page.

To get an idea of what you’re in for, check out this awesome Theatre Intangible podcast we did with the C.J. Boyd Sextet and Cher Von (then called Lola).

CJ Boyd, Voight-Kampff Duo, and Skoolgirl
Monday, September 22nd, 9 p.m., $5
@ Betty’s Bar and Grill, 407 49th Ave. North, Nashville, TN

CJ Boyd, Terror Pigeon, Infinity Fuck, What Moon Things, Judah & The Spoox
Tuesday, September 23rd, 9 p.m., $5
@ Queen Ave Art Collective, E 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, TN 37207

Sep 162014
 

The 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire was last Saturday, and I had an absolute blast! Erica Ciccarone and I displayed 3D-printed objects and textile art at the Make Nashville booth. I also taught a papercrafting course using Rob Ives‘ wonderful paper automata.

Here are some pictures Erica and I took at the Faire:

 

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth and Erica’s Fancy Fox quilt. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

Some 3D printed inventions in our Make Nashville booth. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

I demonstrate how to make your own carbonated soda. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. A Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A local artist asked people to draw their favorite places in Nashville. Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Bubbles! Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

This guy. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

Some young makers. Photo by Erica.

A suspicious face at the origami booth. Photo by Erica.

A suspicious origami artist. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Origami club. Photo by Erica.

Photo by Erica.

A future refrigerator poet. Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

Puppets! Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata, and Erica enjoys the company of a future engineer. Photo by Tony.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives' papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

I teach a course on Rob Ives’ papercraft automata. Photo by Erica.

 

Sep 122014
 

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The Nashville Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adventure Science Center. I’ll be there at the Make Nashville booth, showing off my Printrbot Simple 3D printer and lots of printed goodies, including the Make Nashville keychain bracelet pictured above. The bracelet is a joint project of Erica Ciccarone and myself. She did the sewing, I did the 3d design and printing. We’ll give them out while supplies last.

I’m also teaching a class on papercraft automata, using Rob Ives’ wonderful designs. What’s papercraft automata? This video explains it better than I can:

The FREE class is from 12 to 2 p.m. in the workshop tent. It’s for ages 5 and up (with a parent to help with the cutting and glueing).

Circuit Benders’ Ball alumn Mike Hester will be conducting a presentation in workshop tent from 3 to 3:45 pm on turning image files into sound and sound files into images. It’s really fascinating stuff, and you shouldn’t miss it.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Expect lots of creative making, including a hot-rodded Power Wheels race, the ever-growing Full Scale Millenium Falcon project, robot battles, screenprinting, electronics projects, and much, much more. See you tomorrow!

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