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Third Thursday | January Experimental Music Night: Gull
January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Third Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7PM
Free – donations to musician appreciated.
ATHICA presents the multi-instrumentalist and one-of-a-kind musical whirlwind Gull on Third Thursday, Athens’ monthly art night.
“If you close your eyes you will hear the sounds of a three piece band complete with rhythmic guitar picking, a steady drum beat and the manic vocals of a passionate man. However, this ominous harmony is conjured by a lone musician, coordinating two instruments simultaneously, while modulating his own voice through a microphone-equipped mask.” Adrian Grenier, HuffPost
Nathaniel Rappole’s solo music endeavor, Gull, was conceived on an endangered wildlife preserve in Front Royal, VA in 1999, and has been publicly active since 2007. Gull has recorded a 7″, 6 EPs, 3 full lengths, and has traveled vigorously—playing venues, on the streets, and in the wilds of Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe, Kenya, and SE Asia. Gull has toured in support of White Rabbits, Tres Mts, RNDM, and Saxsquatch, and has shared the bar arena with the likes of Silver Apples, Girl Talk, Deerhoof, Adrian Belew, Sleaford Mods, Zeta, Ruby The Hatchet, Panda Bear, Mdou Moctar, Dan Deacon, Buck Gooter, Netherlands, Godcaster, and Melt Banana. In 2012, Gull was featured in a movie about music in Mexico called Hecho en Mexico (1:06 in trailer), and in 2014 he produced and performed in a documentary on street/public music in Kenya (Street Muse: Kenya), which premiered at The Fowler Museum at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. In April of 2016, Gull performed and answered questions pertaining to his travels at TedX in Richmond, VA, and in 2017 he contributed an improvised performance to Grotesque Tables ii – Noah Wall’s anagramic reimagining of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies deck of cards from 1975. In December, 2019, Gull went to Thailand and Laos to film a new doc in an ongoing series about musical ecology and culture around the world.
ATHICA’s Experimental Music Night musicians are supported in part by the Classic Center Cultural Foundation, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation.