November 2014 Frequency Fridays: Ben Miller (NYC) + Larry Marotta (CMH) + Cher Von (KY) + Ray Li (CMH)
November 07, 2014

Our November 2014 Frequency Fridays show features multiphonic prepared guitarist Ben Miller (MI), experimental electric guitarist Larry Marotta (CMH), experimental vocalist Cher Von (CHI) and wearable technologist/musician Ray Li (CMH). Date: Friday, November 7, 2014. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About our performers:

Cultivating his technique since the early 80′s, Ben Miller/degeneration creates a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Using a self-modified Gibson Kalamazoo, Miller produces a dense multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups separately through various FX chains. With the addition of Casio SK1 8-bit sampling, transistor radio, analog synth and tapes, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading – and it is of this subliminal nature that Miller adheres to.

Larry Marotta is a guitarist and composer based in Columbus, Ohio. He is best known for his performances of free improvised music that combine his wide range of musical interests, odd sense of humor, and passion for sound as sound. In the past few years, he has performed in Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Miami Beach.

Cher Von, aka Chervon Koeune, is an experimental vocalist, performer, and composer residing in Louisville, KY. Cher Von is known for her unique vocal-style, which blends a playful use of wordless vocalising with a sometimes throaty, sometimes graceful delivery of ethereal melodies. Working primarily with a vocal processor, a large Bass Drum, and miscellaneous found sound objects, her exploration has shifted to minimalist music concepts.

Ray Li is the inventor of SoundSpace, an instrument which combines elements of electronics, technology, and music to make sound. With no chords or notes to memorize, the musician has ultimate control. SoundSpace is a glove-based device which allows the player to “hold” and play music with his or her bare hands by making different movements and gestures.

Workshop: Make an electric canjo (banjo made from a tin can) + other instruments
November 08, 2014

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an electric canjo out of a tin can, sanded wood fingerboard, eye screws, acoustic guitar strings, and a piezo pickup soldered to short cord with a 1/4″ jack. If you wish to make another instrument instead, other options include: electric bobby pin thumb piano, PVC snake charmer, and copper wind chimes. The workshop will begin with a short discussion about sound vibration and rhythm to help participants experiment with sound on their instruments and create rhythm patterns.

Workshop fees:

Electric canjo: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Electric bobby pin thumb piano: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Copper wind chimes: $35 ($25 for instruction, $10 for materials)
PVC snake charmer: $30 ($25 for instruction, $5 for materials)

Make an electric canjo
Registration for one
$45.00

Make an electric bobby pin thumb piano
Registration for one
$45.00

Make copper wind chimes
Registration for one
$35.00

Make a PVC snake charmer
Registration for one
$30.00

Workshop (Basic web design series): HTML 5 Fundamentals
November 12, 2014

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

This class, which is the first in the series, introduces students to the basic elements of HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML 5) as the basic code underlying website functionality. We will cover topics such as: basic layout with HTML, basic elements, linking web pages, and inserting images. We will also cover general document features such as headers, paragraphs, lists, and more. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include:

    A fun and inclusive learning environment
    A nice, arts-focused venue

The classes on offer include:

    HTML 5 Fundamentals
    Basic Web Site Design with CSS 3
    Beginning Programming Using JavaScript (to be offered in the very near future)

HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop
Registration for one
$35.00

Workshop (Basic web design series): Basic Web Site Design with CSS 3
November 19, 2014

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

Our second class in the series covers the basics of CSS 3, a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be nearly as pretty! Best of all, CSS is easy to learn and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience for beginners with some previous HTML experience (like our HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop). In addition to discussing what CSS is and how it works, we will cover topics such as font and color changes, and the box model. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include:

    A fun and inclusive learning environment
    A nice, arts-focused venue

The classes on offer include:

    HTML 5 Fundamentals
    Basic Web Site Design with CSS 3
    Beginning Programming Using JavaScript (to be offered in the very near future)

Basic Web Site Design with CSS 3
Registration for one
$35.00