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