11.02.12 Frequency Fridays: Tim Kaiser + Paul Metzger + Bee Mask + FBK
Our November 2012 Frequency Fridays show features avant garde electro-acoustic musician Tim Kaiser (MN), instrumentalist and instrument maker Paul Metzger (MN), abstract/drone musican Bee Mask (Philadelphia), and minimalist techno producer FBK (Columbus). Date: Friday, November 2, 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:
Kaiser is well known in the atmospheric experimental music scene for his blending of acousto-electric contraptions and Frankenstein electronics to create ethereal, layered drones. His sonic landscapes have been called “experiments in adventurous art” and “eclectic genius” by the likes of Make Magazine, Wired, the New Art Examiner and the Associated Press. Mr. Kaiser was featured on the PBS program MakeTV and has headlined numerous experimental music festivals in the US.
Paul Metzger has toured N. America and Europe extensively bringing his singular sound to enthusiastic audiences and is considered one of the finest American instrumentalists alive today. “Paul’s inhuman virtuosity and flair for adapting and mutating his instruments have become quite well known via his prolific and varied output for such esteemed labels as Locust Music and Roratorio, which have established him as one of the world’s foremost solo instrumentalists both here and abroad. Whether on his 23-string banjo, his modified guitar, his “spontaneous composition generator” (consisting of dozens of altered wind-up music boxes), Paul’s music stretches the concepts of playing and listening alike.” –BLB, Minneapolis
Bee Mask is an ongoing project of Chris Benedetto Madak, in which handmade electronics, tape, synthesizers, and prepared instruments are used to create inherently indeterminate performance situations in an ornery and futile attempt to free the improvisor as an ethically and ecologically situated subject from the more histrionic trappings of “improvisation.” These self-effacing gestures against gesture, the accompanying desire to place environmental factors and the resonant qualities of the materials in use on equal footing with the agency of the performer, and the practice of electroacoustic lutherie as a means toward a utopian collision of the affective and the social evoke a deliberately absurd net of genealogies. Bee Mask is equally a vision of rust belt basement noise as a back corner of soundsystem culture and of an art rock throttled by the myriad gauntlets of historical anti-arts.
FBK (aka Kevin M. Kennedy) is an American techno producer attempting to put the funk back in minimal techno. Since 1994, FBK has been honing and refining his sound which has been called dark, hard, funky, extremely danceable and even dubby. His releases on Frictional and Xplor are still sought to this day and considered underground classics. A protege’ of Dan Bell and Anthony “Shake” Shakir, FBK has learned his craft from some of the best and has worked with numerous composers such as Jay Denham, Paul Johnson, and many others.