Chattanooga Now Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel multimedia show at Barking Legs

Chattanooga Now Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel multimedia show at Barking Legs

August 1st, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, featuring Scott Burland and Frank Schultz, will perform at Barking Legs Theater Saturday. / Photo by Nisa Asokan

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, featuring the music of Scott Burland, 1307 and Frank Schultz, will return to town for a show at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel creates a combination of sounds from two nonfixed-pitch instruments and laptops in an improv environment. Burland (Theremin) and Schultz (lap steel) don't perform scripted works, but improvise tones that develop and transform gracefully.

Over their 12-year existence, they've toured extensively in the United States and Europe, released four CDs and have played the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, EtherFest, the Electro-Music Festival, WhoFest, City Skies Festival and the Improvisor Festival.

The show will offer a multimedia performance, with a variety of sensory exploration. Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel will be accompanied by dancers Ann Law and Beth Markham Herring, a new work by Atlanta filmmaker Robbie Land and improvisational guitar by Todd Rush.

Highlights from the 30-year-old Shaking Ray Levi Society/WUTC radio show "Outside Pleasures" archives will be introduced by storyteller Tom Landis, and there will be a Theremin demonstration/question-and-answer session.

The entire theater will be utilized, with "Outside Pleasures" taking place in the lounge at 7 p.m., and the music/film/dance following at 8 p.m. in the theater.

The evening is co-produced with the Shaking Ray Levi Society.

For more information: barkinglegs.org