June Frequency Fridays (6/1): The Fallen + Forest Management + Ben Bennett
Our June Frequency Fridays show features techno duo The Fallen (Kevin Kennedy + James Johnson; CMH), electronica-ambient musician Forest Management (John Daniel; CLE), and experimental percussionist Ben Bennett (CMH). Date: Friday, June 1, 2012. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $8, $10 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2011-2012 season is supported by a generous grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
FBK (Absoloop, Frictional, Diametric) and Plural (616, Panel Trax, (Re)Form, AudioTextures) have come together as The Fallen. The long-time producers and adversaries on wax join forces to bring their combined techno sound to the masses. Plural’s low-end rumble and drum programming and FBK’s sample deconstrution and synth tweaking partner together to create a sound that is unique, fluid and extremely danceable. Stemming from their roots as live performers, each track is recorded live in one take-relying on feel and energy rather than pre-programmed tricks. This level of power and energy is available now here, as well as their Tag-team DJ gigs. This is the proud, dark, pulsing, and abrasive sound of The Fallen.
FOREST MANAGEMENT is quiet, minimal ambient drone from Cleveland native John Daniel. Combining both electronic and acoustic sound sources, Daniel simply focuses on sculpting a sound environment. With most material being written between the hours of one and four in the morning, there is a very personal, somber, and at times, spiritual characteristic to his music. Recent projects include a score written for a local planetarium and music therapy preparations for cancer patients.
Ben Bennett is a totally legit musician based in Columbus, Ohio. He is continuously looking for ways to make the most varied and visceral array of sounds from the simplest instruments. His ongoing investigation of the drum set has led him to distill it to its essential sound-making apparatus – the vibrating membrane. He plays an evolving pile of often home-made instruments, which includes tuned drum heads, frame-drums, rubber stretched across a hoop, rubber by itself, sheet metal, and wind instruments with reeds made from drum heads. All this stuff fits easily on his back or on his bike, and can get rained on, dragged along the ground, or tossed down the stairs with no worry. Unencumbered by expensive, delicate, or complicated gear and electronics, little if anything stands between the sounds heard and the bodily movement required to make them. He has played sporadically with many musicians, but his most frequent and ongoing cohorts are Jack Wright, Ryan Jewell, Wilson Shook, and Jack Callahan. In addition to petrol-fueled tours, he and Callahan pedaled a nice loop around Massachusetts and Vermont on a 7-day bike tour, and once he biked all the way down to Cincinnati to play a gig. He played once in Canada and once in Japan. “international”. “transcontinental”. Some seemingly pretty smart people have called his sets “really great”, “transcendental”, “the best thing I’ve seen – maybe ever”, or as this one music conservatory student put it, “pretty entertaining stuff”.