Apr 262010
 
Whatever you are doing Friday night, cancel it.  In a show that was booked only days ago, renowned experimental modified turntablist Strotter Inst. will appear at Open Lot Nashville at 9:30pm.  This is the kind of mythical Nashville show that only happens once in a blue moon.  The kind you usually only hear about afterwards.   This time consider yourself informed.  Here’s a bio amalgamated from his website:
Strotter Inst. generates dense sound and rhythm structures by using five modified and manipulated Lenco-turntables and various cut or scotched records. In spite or probably because of the analogue sources, the structures produce a contemporary and accurate atmosphere in space and time – somewhere between noise, brutism, beat and meditative soundscapes.
If that doesn’t excite the pants off of you, then what planet are you from?  Here’s a great interview Rare Frequency did with Strotter Inst. The performance begins at 9:30 PM, Friday, April 30th at Open Lot Nashville.  Free wine and beer will be served with ID.  Admission is $5 at the door.
Since you’re going to be at Open Lot anyway, you might as well come early for the ART.EDU opening reception from 6 to 9.  From Open Lot’s press release:
ART.EDU is a showcasing of Nashville’s newest artists, up-and-comers to keep an eye out for. These artists work out of Nashville and its surrounding areas and are soon-to-be or recent graduates of formal art programs.  ART.EDU 2010 reflects the changing tastes and strategies of young, break-out  artists while sporting video documentary, plush & sewn figures, digital photography, shadowboxes, non-traditional printmaking, and even an air-conditioner, as well as traditional painting and sculpture.
ART.EDU 2010 is curated by Patrick DeGuira and Sera Davis.  Featured Artists: Amanda Heinbockel, Candace J. Fasshauer, Christina Sherby, Claudia Overstreet, Clayton Lancaster + Robert Dunn, Janell Costello, Jonahs Coel, Miranda Hoffs, Patrick Sheehan, and Sara Bielaczyc.

And just because I like to torture you with tough decisions, I’ll throw this out there: Company Rose Contemporary Dance will be performing “Leveche” at 7:30 ON THE SAME NIGHT! From their press release:

Company Rose Contemporary Dance will perform “Leveche” at 7:30 pm inside the historic Neuhoff Complex (1319 Adams St.) at the end of Monroe Street in Germantown. The performance will also feature work by Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, and following the performances the company will host a public reception with live music by The Gloaming. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

In her latest work, Artistic Director Marsha Barsky investigates the nature of change by exploring the juxtaposition of industrial spaces and natural phenomena, habitual movement and organic phrasing. The piece borrows its title from the wind that blows up from the Sahara and Arabian deserts, and into the Mediterranean basin. Leveche is sweltering, warm and dry, stirring up dust, and then bringing in humidity, mist and the rejuvenating heat that is characteristic of late mid-summer nights. In “Leveche” the dancers have integrated the movement of the upper climes into their bodies, –each in their own way– , swaying, grasping, supporting their weight upon the vicissitudes of shifting atmospheres, against a backdrop of industrial uniformity. “Leveche” is a meditation upon the nature of change and the possibilities, perspectives and attitudes that are awakened as the environment shifts.

The company of six professional dancers will perform in a multi-media landscape created by video projections and large industrial fans. The dancers “display a style that is voluptuous, fearlessly athletic, yet genuinely subtle and unpredictable,” Barsky said.

Arggh!! Choices!  It all goes down Friday, April 30th here in Nashville, Tennessee.

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