Brian Harnetty, Doctah X, and CMKT 4 to perform 2/4/11
Our February Frequency Fridays event will feature experimental musician Brian Harnetty, Producer/DJ Doctah X, and Illinois-based circuit-bent rock band CMKT 4. The show will take place at the Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St, CMH 43202) on Friday, Feb. 4th. Doors open @ 8pm. Admission: Pay What You Want. This show is supported by a generous grant from the The Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Brian Harnetty is a musician and artist from Ohio, and his work involves overlooked elements of sound. Many of his pieces transform found material – including field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings – into personal sound worlds. His music and installations have been performed and shown in America and Europe. He is also a member of the art collective Fossil Fools, which creates work based on social-justice and energy-related issues. His recordings available on Atavistic, Ruminance (europe), Tell-All, and Make&Do. Read more about Brian at donewaiting.com.
Doctah X, producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, operates the House of Dub Studio. In the mid 80s, he recorded and toured in Europe with Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Italian reggae star, Papa Winnie as well as backing John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton as guitarist and vocalist. Today, his style is firmly rooted in Jamaican reggae, rock and blues, venturing deeply into the realm of reggae known as dub. His favorite producers are Bill Laswell, King Tubby, Scientist, Dr. Israel, Dub Gabriel, Liquid Stranger, Roommate and Rusko. Doctah X has been pushing bass culture worldwide for years and is one of a handful of dub statesmen from the Midwest. His live performances blur the line between traditional DJ-ing, band and electronic music performance. His music encompasses Eastern and African sound samples and instruments. Studio trademarks are striking production, emotive playing, thought-provoking lyrics and inventive sound design and manipulations. His next CD release will be Agent from Kabul.
The circuit-bent/garage rock trio CMKT 4 hails from DeKalb, IL. Typically their music is based on the holy trinity of rock, guitar-bass-drums, slathered with a nice dollop of synthesizer and circuit-bent toy textures. For this special Frequency Friday, they will perform several improvised electronic sound-scapes using strictly synthesizers, circuit-bent devices, and found objects. Their handmade Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones will be available for purchase, along with other fun gadgetry.
On Feb. 5th, CMKT will be hosting a circuit-bending workshop at the Columbus Idea Foundry from 1-4pm. The Circuit Bending Workshop will start with building a simple tool, a Bending Buddy, that will help everyone learn how to solder, drill plastic and mount components. This device will aide in the exploration of circuits. After that, we would have a broad overview of topics would including basic pitch bends and types of potentiometers, several ways to wire an audio output, other types of bends (distortions, glitches), types of bendable toys, reading schematics, working with ICs, breadboarding, and prototyping. People are encouraged to bring projects in-progress or any problem-projects to share/brainstorm. Participants will come away with a circuit-bending tool, a basic understanding of circuit bending, and some ideas about how to further control their toys with external circuitry. For more information about the workshop, please email Idea Foundry Director Alex Bandar.
This event is supported by The Greater Columbus Arts Council.