March Frequency Fridays: Roth Mobot + XAMBUCA + Michael Wall
Our March 2013 Frequency Fridays show features circuit bender sound artists Roth Mobot (Chicago), multimedia collective XAMBUCA (NC), and experimental musician Michael Wall (cmh). Date: Friday, March 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:
Roth Mobot is the Chicago based Circuit Bent musical duo of Tommy Stephenson and Patrick McCarthy. Roth Mobot’s “recursive jazz” controls the random juxtaposition of improvised dark ambient drones, languid melodies, randomly discovered rhythms, percussive accidents, the humorous language of toys, and common discarded electronic audio and video devices. Roth Mobot has been performing musical duets on their own Circuit Bent devices and homemade electronics at galleries, theaters, festivals, bars, social events, clubs, and on the radio since 2005. They never play the same piece twice, only rehearse in front of a live audience, and always bring new devices “hot off the workbench” to every performance.
X A M B U C A is an ongoing multimedia collective which has had help from several trusted authoritites; namely Chandra Shukla, Jason Scott Furr, RK Faulhaber, Lux Vibratus (Chrome), Elisa Faires, Larry Thrasher, Todd Mellors (Saifir), M.S. Waldron (irr. app. ext.) along with the video and audio expertise of Jason Scott Furr and the visuals of Megan McKissack. The crew has been seen if not heard sonically feeding the beast known as X A M B U C A. X A M B U C A is not limited to any particular style or category of music and would like to establish that it not be limited to the confines of musical categorization…experimental you say? Well we’ve experimented and know the possibility of most usable sonic results. So has the rest of mankind now that we together embark upon the footprints of human unoriginality.
Michael Wall began collaborating with dance and other art forms at an early age and continues to work with artists nationally as well as internationally. He has made work for the Jose Limon company, Mark Haim, Lisa Race, John Evans, Lucky Kele, David Dorfman, David Grenke, Rudy Perez, Pam Pietro, Pat Mayer, K.J. Holmes, Paulette Sears, Julia Ritter, Randy James, Martha Tornay/East Village Dance Project, Jenn Nugent, Wally Wolfgruber, Heather Mcardle, Everything Smaller, Incidents Physical Theater, Merge Dance and many others. Michael and designer Jamie Karczewski have formed the company asimplesound, LLC that produces music and resources for dance, film and other media. Michael works full-time in the Department of Dance at Ohio State University and accompanies at the Bates Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival. His music and new recordings can be found at asimplesound.com.