published Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Jason Lescalleet and Aether Jag at Barking Legs

Jason Lescalleet
Jason Lescalleet
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Jason Lescalleet and Aether Jag, two performers known for sonic improvisations, will be in concert tonight, April 25, at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.

Lescalleet's sound world "occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition and minimal electronics," according to a bio on the Maine musician. "Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment (e.g. antiquated reel-to-reel recorders, damaged tape, etc.), his work focuses on extreme frequencies and microscopic audio detail."

His double album on Erstwhile Records, "Songs About Nothing," appeared on numerous year-end Top 10 lists, including in Time Out New York (reviewer Steve Smith's pick for No. 1 record), The Wire (No. 5) and NPR (one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012).

Aether Jag, a.k.a. Bridget Venuti, a recent transplant from Nashville, compiles her textural soundscapes through a blend of her own musical inventions (home-built sequencers, circuit-bent and rerouted riggings) with the traditional (keys, voice, strings).

The show is presented by Flying Fingers Productions, Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door.

For more information, call 423-624-5347 or visit

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