10.05.12 Frequency Fridays: FUNERALS + Talking Computron + beautyofmyland + Ring Toss Twins
Our October 2012 Frequency Fridays show features electronica-goth musicians FUNERALS (Columbus), circuit bending musician and instrument maker Talking Computron (MN), improv fusion jazz group beautyofmyland (Columbus), and electronica-noise duo Ring Toss Twins (MN). Date: Friday, October 5, 2012. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $8, $10 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2012-2013 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
FUNERALS is an electronic duo from Columbus, Ohio. Modern midnight techno, smooth and atmospheric: like inhaling, like water. Producers Mollie Wells and Casey Immel-Brown are married, but listen: That means nothing. These songs don’t sound like matrimony. They sound like grey oceans and the terrible waiting for sun. Comfort and danger, embracing, at once. Though Wells and Immel-Brown have been producing under the FUNERALS name since 2009 (part of that with Warm Hands’ Conrad Vollmer), it wasn’t until late 2010 that they found their center: Watery, fluid beats inspired in part by their fixation on travel, world music and island cultures, as well as artists like Max Cooper, DJ Pierre, Spektre and Ellen Allien. What comes out, of course, is a jumble of the references: Some desert-island afterparty where UK bass, 90s bleep house and Berlin minimal crash into jagged, Polynesian-tribal vibes. The duo dropped their first proper single AITU (LQD LIVE EDIT) on a Mishka NYC compilation in November 2010 and have since released two EPs with San Francisco’s Tundra Dubs: The debut MARAE (featuring a wicked remix from Jokers of the Scene) and its follow-up MARAE: REMIXES, which included tracks from the likes of Trouble & Bass’ Star Eyes, the inimitable Ritualz and Berlin’s kkoee.
Alex Deeba’s (aka Talking Computron) music is a tasteful combination of new technology with vintage MIDI synthesis and circuit bent electronic toys to create a rhythmic soundscape full of nostalgia. Alex is also a full-time instrument maker and a publisher of GetLoFi.com, the first blog dedicated to circuit bending and lofi electronics.
The Ring Toss Twins are an electronic duo consisting of John Dinger and Nicholas Heimer. They craft adventurous soundscapes and beats from hand-built devices consisting of circuit bent toys, electro-acoustic instruments, synthesizers, and drum machines. They have also created experimental theater works, sound art devices, sound sculptures, puppets, and costumes for a wide range of live performance venues, including the Full Moon Puppet Show, the Rogue Buddha art gallery, and the Midwest Experimental Electronic Conference and Showcase in Chicago. In addition to performing live on Minneapolis’s experimental public access show Freaky Deaky, they have extensively toured the U.S. midwest with Talking Computron.
beautyofmyland is an improv/jazz fusion/spoken word project by artist/musician Dairdre Scriven. She has collaborated and performed with Columbus musicians Alex Burgoyne (sax), Tyler Evans (guitar), Stan Smith (guitar), Christopher Mengerink (drums), Adam Smith (drums), Canaan Faulkner (bass), Blaine Dillinger (guitar/noise), and Michael A. Cundiff (hand drum, noisemakers). beautyofmyland has also collaborated with body puppet performance group Openheart Creatures.