February Frequency Fridays: Author & Punisher + Tone Elevator + Plural
Our February 2013 Frequency Fridays show features industrial doom/drone musician Author & Punisher (CA), multimedia collective XAMBUCA (NC), electronic improvisationalists Tone Elevator (cmh), and EDM producer Plural (cmh). Date: Friday, Feb 1, 2013. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $10, $15 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:
Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart & Crossbone Recordsout of Tel-Aviv. His new record, focused primarily on the newer Dub Machines, entitled “Ursus Americanus”, was just released April 24th, 2012 on Seventh Rule Recordings. Drone/Dub Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created. Alongside fabricating machines and composing sound for performance, Tristan works at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (http://ncmir.ucsd.edu) as a mechanical engineer and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (http://crca.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego as a researcher in sound interface design.
Tone Elevator was formed in 2008 and consists of Karen Kreutzfeld, Luckydog, and Adam “A/DM” McKinley, who later joined in 2010. All three members have had extensive musical backgrounds and use a variety of electronic keyboards, sound modules, and guitars to create dark ambient sounds and sonically meandering noises.
Plural is a DJ, producer & recording artist from Columbus, Ohio (U.S.A.) (6ONE6, DOBOX, Generator Records, Miga and a few others TBA). His Influences range from early Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Hip Hop, Drum n Bass, to Detroit / Chicago and European Techno. Plural has established himself as Dj and Artist. His sound has defined him as dark, soulful, and funky.