$100 ticket includes 4 course meal, wine pairings, and gratuity
4 movement dance work by NoExit Performance
with live score by BC Grimm
Make your reservations with NoExit Performance’s award-winning director and choreographer Tommy Lewey, as he collaborates with the chefs at Mesh on Mass Ave and Madison-based musician Brian Grimm to create the most unique dinner theater experience in Indianapolis. This alternative Valentine’s Day event takes inspiration from the diverse menu at Mesh on Mass and the interpersonal connections forged while dining with loved ones. Each of the four courses and wine pairings will be carefully crafted to track the love/life cycle of one couple’s relationship around a table. This is a delectable culinary performance that is not to be missed!
Cunningham Restaurant Group is the Official Sponsor for Dinner.
One ticket provides admission for one person, including a four course meal, wine pairings, and gratuity
~ from Bashiri: “As an artist it is our responsibility to provide the soundtrack (visual or audio) to the life and times that we’re living in. As a singer, I feel it’s my obligation to pay tribute to those that have paved the way for me and my contemporaries. This project is a tribute to an icon, one that inspired me and provided so much to a generation of emcees, singers and poets. Executive Produced and arranged by dr. Bass + vicelikemiami (@dbvlm), and including a host of great musicians, this is my offering to our life and times. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Gil Suite“
Notes on “Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb, & Blind)” – produced by BRAIN GRIMMER
When I received the drum, vocal, and sax stems from Dace & Matt, I excitedly went to work on finishing this arrangement & tweaking the mix. I had been listening to Gil Scott-Heron vinyl all month in preparation for this project. Just then, Ferguson happened. Now, a few months on, cold injustice has once again been served, and served, ||: … and served :|| … The passion & message in this music is inseparable from solidarity towards an end to the continued oppression of people of color. Bashiri, while paying tribute to a great social & racial justice poet, is reminding us all how true Gil’s words ring in the present day. We are not yet living in a “post-racial” America, and whiteys: don’t be fooled in to thinking so by your favorite talking-head or politician.
Stand together in peace. Black lives matter. Much love and respect.
post script – Thanks to Bashiri, Dace & Matt for inviting me to participate on this project! Thanks to Rob Dixon (sax) and Justin Brewer (drums) for playing on the track! If y’all are sleepin’ on dr. Bass + vicelikemiami – WAKE UP! This production-squad is killin’ it. I was happy to contribute some guzheng parts for their April, 2014 release EP1. Bashiri’s vocals are heavily featured on this ep – check dbvlm out, get on that train!
dr. Bass + vicelikemiami (aka dbvlm) production-squad moniker of Indianapolis duo: bassist/composer Dace Robie & engineer/composer Matt Vice. Their newly released EP1sounds phenomenal, a lot of attention & craft went into this production – I highly recommend you check it out!
Track No. 5 – “Ready”features BC Grimm on 古筝 guzheng Chinese zither.
> Hiphop guzheng… need I say more?
EP1 features a fine spread of Indianapolis musicians, including:
Bashiri Asad (vocals), Sciren (vocals), Arianne Villareal (vocals), Mikial Robertson (vocals, guitar), Renee King (vocals), Shaan France (vocals), Tasha Jones (vocals), Theon Jones (vocals), Naz Khalid (vocals), Tony Nash (vocals), Phil Geyer (synths), Spivkurl (synths), Greg Artry (drums), Devin Ashley (drums), Nick Hartgrove (percussion), Jen Siukola (trumpet), Josh Thompson (trumpet), Nick Gerlach (tenor sax), Jimmy Wingett (baritone sax), J. Cody Arnholdt (trombone),
The concept for this score involved setting a foley/sound-design score > No melody & rhythm, but dissonant, atonal harmony, soundscapes & uncomfortable textures.We began by going into Bradbury’s Coffee (Madison, WI) after hours and recording every sound that triangular room was capable of. AJ was our sound-guide as we recorded: room noise, beams, ladders, stools, tables, washing machines, refrigerators, espresso machines, coffee grinders, various water drips, toilets, knives, and general kitchen-ware. With this Bradbury’s audio (recorded by Jon Brumbaugh) and other foley recorded at home, we’ve created roughly 100 Sound Libraries for MACBETH – each library housing up to 128 ten-octave, velocity/pressure sensitive Sample Instruments. The end result is about 2,300 custom-constructed sample instruments nested into one-channel (maximum of 16,384 instruments per channel). Controlling these sounds in real time with Ableton Live 8 through Akai APC 40 & Keith McMillen QuNeo midi controllers, we hope to instantaneously surprise, inspire, pace, & effect the actors performances with our live sound-experiments.
Macbeth set up: Ableton Live w/ Akai APC 40 & K. McMillen QuNeo
||Special thanks to Bradbury’s Coffee for letting us record ALL of the sounds in their space! Also, thank you Jon Brumbaugh for recording audio & Glynnis Ritchie for taking excellent video during the Bradbury’s recording session!
“NoExit invites you to check into a world where not all things are as they seem… One part Shakespeare, one part Freud, and one part Parnassus, This Is Not Shakespeare’s Macbeth invites you inside a hospital turned imaginarium to witness how susceptible we all are to the power of our own imaginings.
From director Michael Burke (Medea, Pillowman, I Am Peter Pan) this site-specific work, built atop the original Shakespeare, examines the intrinsic connection between conscious and conscience: the idea that retribution comes from within and it is the demons of our own minds that bring us the greatest grief in the wake of our actions.
Pulling from imagery and practices of sanatoriums and asylums of old, and featuring original, live soundscaping by Madison, WI-based, The Brothers Grimm, devices of hospital lore become the stuff of nightmares, transforming the hospital gallery as the wards take an active role as characters and scene-setters in the mania of two particular patients who seem to be violently reliving the events in their lives that continue to torture their souls…
The Irvington Office Centerwill host …Macbeth, opening on Thursday, June 13, and running through Saturday, June 29.“
This week we mark the birth&death-day of Willy Shakespeare …. and for those who know us, you are aware that the Brothers Grimm have been hard at work scoring two of the Bard‘s plays.
Brothers Grimm & db pedersen are putting the finishing touches on a live instrument score to accompany A Midsummer Night’s Dreamthis May– directed by Greg Harris with Strollers Theatre, Ltdat the Bartell Theatre(Madison).
Directly on the heels of MSND’s closing night, the Bros. Grimm will head down to Indianapolis and perform their foley/sound-score for NoExit Performance‘s production of Macbethdirected by Michael Burke.
ண here’s our 3rd and final preview for tomorrow’s COLIAS 1 release party!
Everything in this track that isn’t DB’s wonderful vocal performance is source sound from the Bradbury’s ladder, gathered during our Macbeth rec session. Including the ‘ah-ahk//gagaku’ style wailing-melody in the background!
►Preview 3 |Brothers Grimm & db pedersen – Ladder Study 1 (Alice Cooper’s Tears)