Improvisational music workshop w/Tatsuya Nakatani: Oct 25 2014
October 25, 2014

In this workshop, participants will learn about and experience experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani’s improvisational music techniques, with an emphasis on listening and responding to sound. This workshop is geared toward experienced musicians – bringing your own instrument is required. We strongly encourage all workshop participants to join in the performance at 8pm!

Workshop fee: $25

Improvisational music workshop with Tatsuya Nakatani
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Performance (10.25.14): Tatsuya Nakatani
October 25, 2014

We are proud to present experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani (PA), who will perform the evening of Saturday, Oct. 25 2014 at It Looks Like Its Open (13 E. Tulane, cmh 43202). Admission: $7 or $10 for 2. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.

About Tatsuya Nakatani:

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka-Japan. He currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating his own sound. Nakatani performs and tours all over the world for international Creative Music festivals and New Music festivals. He has taught master artist classes, workshops and given lectures, revolving around his unique sound, at a number of universities. His music has been published over sixty CD recordings in the USA and Europe. He has performed SOLO percussion for the majority of his musical career since the late 1990s at a countless number of venues of many sizes.

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 sound/video artist Ben Miller (NYC), 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 Aura, 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. The Aura 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
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Make an electric bobby pin thumb piano
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Make copper wind chimes
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Make a PVC snake charmer
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