NY Times premieres 'Seeing the Invisible' with score by Sarah Lipstate
Click here to watch the fantastic animated short film 'Seeing the Invisible' about the father of microbiology, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, directed by Sharon Shattuck and Flora Lichtman. This is my second collaboration with the filmmakers in an ongoing series called 'Animated Life' presented by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive and the New York Times. Our first film together, an animated short about Alfred Russel Wallace, debuted on the NY Times site in 2013. You can watch it here.
Noveller performing in the Temple of Drone, 9/20 in Austin, TX
On Saturday, September 20th, I'll be taking part in the Temple of Drone, a four-hour continuous sound performance by Austin experimental and electronic musicians. The performance will take place at the Museum of Human Achievement inside a re-creation of the Temple of Drone, a physical space originally created for Burning Flipside in 2014. Doors open at 7:30pm and drones begin promptly at 8pm and continue until midnight. Admission is $5.
Sarah Lipstate duo w/ JG Thirlwell Perform benefit for David Lynch Foundation at St. Vitus on October 4th
The newly formed duo of Sarah Lipstate and JG Thirlwell which debuted at The Stone in NYC in April 2014, will return to NYC for a pair of shows in October. They will play at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan October 2nd, and at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on October 4th. The latter show is a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation, which provides transcendental meditation training to those in need. Soft Pink Truth, the side project of Drew Daniel of Matmos, and Dominique Leone are also on the St. Vitus bill. Tickets are available for the St. Vitus show here.
Sarah Lipstate duo w/ Lee Ranaldo at Lincoln Center Film Society November 20th
On November 20th, the Film Society at Lincoln Center will present a special screening + live performance in their 65-seat capacity Amphitheater space. The Amphitheater features the world's largest commercially-available plasma-screen television which will display my filmwork while a duo of myself and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) performs a live improvised guitar set. Tickets on sale soon. Check back for updates!
My collaborative LP with thisquietarmy, 'Reveries', is out now on Shelter Press. Recorded in January 2013 at Electric Blue Studios in Brooklyn, this new long player finds Noveller and thisquietarmy at their most luminous and aerial state, writing together layers of blissful drones resulting of a highly meditative and emotional four-parts piece. You can listen to the album in it's entirety and download high-quality mp3s at my bandcamp page: http://noveller.bandcamp.com/album/reveries
Noveller performs at Electric Eclectics Festival in Canada August 2nd
On August 2nd, I'll be performing at Electric Eclectics, an experimental music festival taking place on a farm overlooking the scenic Big Head Valley, just outside of Meaford, Ontario. For tickets and program information please visit the Electric Eclectics web site.
Duo with JG Thirlwell performs at NMASS festival in Austin
Watch videos of my duo performances with JG Thirlwell live at NMASS festival at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX and at The Stone in NYC.
VIDEO: Noveller “No Dreams” live in Youngstown
Check out this beautifully shot video of me performing "No Dreams" in an intimate setting at a house show in Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Historian Sessions for this amazing document!
Billboard previews upcoming Frieze Music Fest feat. Noveller
Planning on attending this year's Frieze Art Fair in NYC? Be sure to stop by WITHOUT: An architectural intervention turned music festival presented by Tom Tom Magazine (Mindy Abovitz) and Naama Tsabar. The music festival is free and open to the public! Noveller performs on May 10th at 6pm. Read Billboard Magazine's article about the festival for more information.
Watch Daily Tour Videos from Noveller
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a 42 day tour of North America? Videographer Alexis Fleisig has been traveling with me, and my dog Cy, documenting my tour with St. Vincent and posting daily videos on his YouTube channel. Watch this video of 1,500 Oklahomans singing "Happy Birthday" to me during my show in Tulsa on the day before my 30th birthday and then check out the rest of the tour videos by clicking here. Enjoy the tour!
VIDEO: Noveller “Purchase” live at 285 Kent
Pitchfork.tv was on hand to document the series of farewell shows at the much-loved Williamsburg DIY space 285 Kent. This video was taken during my performance at the 2nd to last show at 285 Kent and features my song “Purchase” off of my latest album ‘No Dreams’.
Noveller supporting St. Vincent on North American Tour
Beginning March 4th, I will be joining St. Vincent on her North American tour as her opening act. We will be visiting 27 cities in a little over 5 weeks. Please check out the tour dates listed below to see if we’re headed your way! St. Vincent is touring in support of her new self-titled album which is out February 24th. See you on the road.
Video: Noveller at Signal Gallery for opening of MIRRORS
Watch video from the Noveller performance on January 24th at the opening of Tim Bruniges' MIRRORS exhibition at Signal Gallery in Brooklyn. MIRRORS is a site-specific installation composed of two 9 foot x 9 foot concrete sound mirrors facing each other at opposing ends of the gallery space. For my performance, we positioned my guitar amp facing one of the sound mirrors so that the microphone placed at the center of the structure would pickup the sound of my guitar and project it along with the ambient sound of the space through the quadrophonic speaker system setup in the gallery. from Tim Bruniges on Vimeo.
MP3: Lee Ranaldo & Noveller ‘Live at Roulette’
I’m very excited to finally make available to the public this recording of my collaborative set with Lee Ranaldo at Roulette in NYC on March 11th, 2011. Lee is one of my all-time favorite guitarists and it was an amazing experience improvising with him. The recording is approximately 42 minutes long and you can listen to and purchase it as a digital album on Bandcamp.
Lionsgate picks up The Skeleton Twins at Sundance
Exciting news out of Sundance: Lionsgate picked up ‘The Skeleton Twins’, an the indie-drama starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, at this year’s festival. I contributed to the score which was done by my amazing pal Nathan Larson. Read Variety’s review of the film here.
NYTimes features Animated Film scored by Sarah Lipstate
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.
Noveller on tour with Anna von Hausswolff in December
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!
VIDEO: Watch the official music video for “No Dreams”
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.
Noveller touring with Radiolab this Fall
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.”
Trailer for ‘Emanuel’ features music by Sarah Lipstate
I’m excited to post the first trailer for The Truth About Emanuel featuring one of the compositions that I wrote for the film score. Enjoy!
The Truth About Emanuel in Competition at Sundance
I was so thrilled to be able to work on the score for Francesca Gregorini’s beautiful feature film The Truth About Emanuel. I couldn’t be happier that the film premiere at this year’s Sundance Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Read reviews of Emanuel at the Hollywood Reporter and JoBlo.com.