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'.
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. (more…)
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. Noveller performance at MIRRORS from Tim Bruniges on Vimeo.
I'm very excited that Lionsgate picked up 'The Skeleton Twins', an the indie-drama starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, at this year's Sundance Festival. I contributed to the score which was done by my amazing pal Nathan Larson. Read Variety's review of the film here.
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.
The reviews are in! Check out this glowing review of 'No Dreams' written by Marc Masters for Pitchfork and read Adam Pearson's excellent review for Decoder Magazine . You can visit my store page to purchase a CD copy of 'No Dreams' and also pick up a brand new Noveller cat tote bag!
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.
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! Full dates listed below. (more…)
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.
Your last chance to catch a Noveller performance before I hit the road touring with Radiolab will be at the Goldrush Music Festival in Denver, CO on Friday September 27th. The two day festival features performances from Rene Hell, MV&EE, Derek Rogers, and many other experimental artists from all over the U.S. Noveller headlines Friday's festivities. Tickets and more information is available at the official Goldrush website. See you there!
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." A full listing of dates with links to purchase tickets is available here.
I have two upcoming performances in Paris at the Brachfeld Gallery. The first performance is May 28th during the opening of the solo exhibition “Geometry of Place” by American artist Justin James King. You can view a lovely nighttime video documentary of Justin James King at work in rural Vermont featuring a soundtrack by Noveller here. On May 29th, the Gallery will present An Evening with Noveller beginning at 8pm. Hope to see you then!
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…)