An Evening with Big Noble
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Interpol’s Daniel Kessler and sound designer Joseph Fraioli in person for a post-film discussion with special guest moderator, Saturday Night Live head writer and cast member Colin Jost!
Big Noble combines environmental sounds with Kessler’s distinctive guitar to create emotional sonic landscapes. Their debut album, First Light, was released earlier this year. Of it, the New York Times said, “As Big Noble, the duo blends Fraioli’s electronic orchestrations and field recordings with Kessler’s unmistakable guitar tones to create instrumentals that are both majestic and intimate.” Consequence Of Sound said, “It packs in loads of emotional resonance despite its short runtime. There are post-rock guitars, ambient strings, and gently repeating chords that build up to satisfying crescendoes… it would make a fantastic film score.”
Befitting the album’s cinematic quality, Kessler and Fraioli commissioned short films from artist friends and colleagues for each track on the album, to reinforce the project’s integration of sound and place. Each film is as different as the directors they enlisted, but taken together, they work both as a unified compilation of innovative short films, and a hypnotic visual representation of the album. The artists include Sam Cole, Daniel Ryan, Andrew Robertson, Travis Robb, Ben Hughes, TWiN, and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe.