Telemetry featuring Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel, Personal Bandana, Jordan Perry

August 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Bridge PAI

This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.


Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel is:
Scott Burland:  Theremin
Frank Schultz:  Lap Steel guitar

"The name of this Atlanta duo implies a proper classical recital, a rigid formality. But Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) don't do scripted, improvising not so much distinct sounds as evolving eddies of sound, vapors of tones that develop and transform gracefully. Hypnotic pulses and dreamy drones weave together to form a kaleidoscope of sounds and moods, ambient clouds and swooning collages that are as much about texture as they are timbre, like a long-lost soundtrack to a deep-sea documentary." -P. Wall, Columbia Free Times


Personal Bandana is synth duo Travis Thatcher and Dave Gibson. Based in Charlottesville, VA, they create pastoral soundscapes rooted in the sounds of Krautrock. For more information:


Jordan Perry (VA) "Although there are some basic völk sonorities in his playing, Mr. Perry combines these with more avant garde note selections and compositional gambits, as well as a string attack with classical qualities. While there’s a gentleness to the melodies at which he eventually arrives, Perry’s journey crosses prickly patches of tone clusters, and has a circular logic that defies pop logic. A few passages recall moments on All Is Ablaze, our recent album with experimental player Julia Reidy (FTR 338), while some of the open strumming has a beautifully languid quality verging on mid period William Ackerman." - Byron Coley


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176