November 2011 Frequency Fridays: Mother Daughter Crime Team + Promute + Tactil Vision
Our November Frequency Fridays show features Tactil Vision aka Stevey Wymer (CMH), Promute aka Shaun Sandor (NC), and Mother Daughter Crime Team aka Michael Una and Tomer Gal (Chicago). Showgoers will be treated to a smorgasbord of musical styles, ranging from electrofunk rhythm noise, to electro-organic meditations, to glitchy, lofi Reggae riddims. Date: Friday, November 4. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $5. Doors open 9pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2011-2012 season is supported by a generous grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Mother Daughter Crime Team is a collaborative project by Michael Una and Tomer Gal that uses circuit-bent and handmade electronics to produce deep Reggae riddims and dubmatic beats in a glitchy, lo-fi style.
Shaun’s work is an examination of contrasting ideas and elements in music. It is a space where complex circuits fuse with hardware store parts or scrap metal. He takes aim at using restraint as a powerful tool by taking away more than he is giving, and accomplishes this by removing a single conventional element of music making. Imagine a song of choruses but no verse, or a crash cymbal and a bass, but no guitar. He often uses a plank of wood with steel strings and a synthesizer to create minimalist, dynamic pieces. His music embraces the electro-acoustic and ambient genres, with hints of musique concrete. He utilizes broken circuits, a synthesizer, and home-made electronic boxes, and fuses them with home-made acoustic counter parts in creating electro-acoustic music. He has assembled 5 releases to date and has performed at Sonic Circuits and Signal Festival, as well as a tour in the US and in Europe. As one half of Bicameral Mind (with Bryce Eiman), he performs at various festivals in the US and has 7 releases with a variety of collaborators.
Originally a visual artist and writer, Stevey began working in the media of soundrecording in 1992 with the ‘spine’ tapes/ experimental music while serving overseas in the Army. Inspired by the works of Einsteurzende Neubauten, early industrial and metal, he worked to form his own sound and experiment with different techniques. Performing live at various raves and art galleries, performing noise, electro, industial rock and ambient through the years in central and northeastern Ohio, Stevey used spoken word, samples and a variety of sounds, collaborating with low-fi noise artists. In 1997 he released his first CD released, “Axess”, which was experimental, dark ambient and was reviewed in OUTBURN magazine summer 1998. In 2001 “Tactil Vision” began as a live electro noise improv and the various live recordings of dubs ranging from ambient to Drum n Bass and hard techno. He gradually “progressed” to songwriting and self-released CDs under the names BentWithLight (2000) and TVKiLL. Stevey plays guitar, keyboards, does vocals, writes and records as well as graphics and photography for 5AM. Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, the beauty in small details and natural processes is what inspires much of the imagery.