March Frequency Fridays: Evolution Control Committee/Central Inhabitants/Noisiv Litcat @ The Wild Goose Creative on 3/4/11
Our March Frequency Fridays event, taking place on March 4, 2011 at the Wild Goose Creative features Plunderphonics, dark ambient, and experimental electronica with The Evolution Control Committee, Central Inhabitants, and Noisiv Litcat. Doors open 8pm. Admission: $5. This event was made possible by a generous grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council!
About the performers:
For over 20 years, The Evolution Control Committee has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading mashup bands, making experimental pop music in a style that has never quite settled on a name. Mash-up? Plunderphonics? Plagiarhythm? Whatever you call it, The ECC assembles samples and sounds into cut-and-paste masterpieces. It’s illegal music, and long before computers made it easy to be a copyright criminal, The ECC was violating copyright laws the hard way. The cut-and-paste aesthetic isn’t just for the music: Live shows feature custom performance equipment like a video mashup screen made with hacked Nintendo Wii controllers. There’s also the Thimbletron, a glove with sewing thimbles wired to circuit-bent recycled electronics. Inventions like these allow The ECC to give unusually live-oriented performances that go far, far beyond the tired laptop show many others perform.
Jeff Chenault aka Central Inhabitants has been involved in the Columbus electronic music scene since 1983. His early experiments were unannounced noise improvisations. In the late 80′s, he founded the Exoteque Music label and would release over 60 cassettes of original music. His multiple collaborations include James Towning of Fact 22, Mark Gunderson of the Evolution Control Committee, Andy Izold of 10-Speed Guillotine, and Chris Phinney of Mental Anguish. In 1989 he formed the influential cyberpunk band 10-Speed Guillotine with Andy Izold. They would go on to record a plethora of recordings under various names and various styles over a 20 year period and their work continues today. In 1994 he formed the Weird Lovemakers with Mark Gunderson and Greg Fernandez. The Weird Lovemakers’ musical style ranges from electro-lounge to film soundtracks. They performed “live” soundtracks for such movies as Nosferatu, Notes from Satan’s Book, and most notably Maya Deren’s surrealist film Meshes of the Afternoon, performed at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Jeff is also a music historian, a staff writer for Tiki Magazine, and last year produced his first vinyl LP, The Beachcomber Trio Live at the Kahiki–a rare vintage recording that was recorded at the famous Polynesian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio in 1965. A second album of rare Exotica music is planned for later this year. Jeff’s dark ambient solo project Central Inhabitants has been awakened from a deep slumber. This is his first solo performance in 15 years. Enjoy the darkness!
It’s been about 15 years since his last performance in Columbus, but Stevey Seven’s recent kitty NOISIV LITCAT is springing to life with it’s first public purr of electro funk rhythm noise. From humble beginnings in the early 90′s of one-off litterbox recordings, various projects and experiments, Noisiv Litcat is the result of a thorough brainwashing and neural deterioration, crawling out of the alley dumpster with a little dadaist and early industrial tooth and claw mixed in; a toxic mess of electronic music and sound sculpture that runs the gamut from old school electro to noise to IDM.