June 2020 Frequency Fridays Live-stream: Noisteria Emission (OH)
June 05, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the musicians invited to take part in our April, May, and June 2020 Frequency Fridays shows had the option to live-stream their performance from home, in lieu of performing live in Columbus. For our June performance, experimental electronic musician Rusty Skelding will be performing his solo project Noisteria Emissions. Date: Friday, June 5, 2020. Location: http://twitch.tv/thefusefactory. Live-stream begins at 8:00pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2019-2020 season is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation.

About the artist:

Noisteria Emission is the modular synthesizer project of Rusty Skelding of Dayton, Ohio. The sound is a blend of the bizarre and abrasive. Taking cues from the experimental synthesis of the late 60’s west coast and combining it with modern technologies and approach creates a soundscape that gives a nod to the past yet reaches into the future.

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid Series: Rew
June 12, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Our inaugural performance features Rew, a new media artist who has exhibited art videos and VR animations at experimental film festivals in the United States and internationally. Her video works use abstraction, distortion, and ethereal textures to inspire awe and curiosity in the viewer. Rew is known for synesthetic pairings of visuals with sound. In addition to making her own music, she is a VJ, doing live video mixing for a wide array of musical acts. She works as a freelance video producer, animator, and teacher.

[POSTPONED] Workshop: Introduction to Projection Mapping With Touchdesigner
June 13, 2020

About the workshop
In this workshop, we’ll be learning the basics of projection mapping with Touchdesigner, a powerful (and freee!) multimedia development platform used by industry professionals to create stunning real-time immersive art installations, special effects for live events, and interactive experiences. This self contained class will look at three different projection mapping techniques, and teach the basics of how to overlay your interpretation of reality on top of the real world in real-time. We will begin with simple flat-mapping (VJ style) onto boxes, and move from there to more advanced mapping techniques using solvers to project extremely accurately. Finally, we will learn the basics of perspective correction, a technique used by projectionists to create mind-bending 3D illusions.

This course requires no previous experience, but a passing familiarity with digital art or attending the Intro to Creative Coding With Touchdesigner workshop will be helpful. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas to the workshop, and we will discuss ways that Touchdesigner can help make those ideas a reality.

About the Instructor
Phil Liddell is the Technical Director for Otherworld.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using the link below:

Projection Mapping With Touchdesigner
Projection Mapping With Touchdesigner
Registration for one
$45.00

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: Throbbin Williams
June 19, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Throbbin Williams is the electronic music/noise art solo project of Columbus-based multi-instrumentalist Reggie Purdue. Purdue’s other ventures with collaborator Eli Vazquez (Jah Nada) include noise art project Death Grippos, and recording local projects such as ​Messrs​, ​Terrestrials​, Wild Lemons​, ​Dan Melchior​, ​Torgo​ and ​DANA​. In addition, they also maintained a number of solo releases as well as collaborations with local artists such as Three Scumpany, ​Alien Autopsies Covered in Cathair and the LSD Vending Ensemble​ (also known as VEND) and the ​Jazz/ Noise Collaborative Orchestra​ (JNCO).

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: Andrew Kovaleski
June 26, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Andrew Kovaleski is a saxophonist, bass clarinetist and new music advocate who has commissioned works by composers such as Charlie Wilmoth, Jennifer Merkowitz, Owen Hopper and Amy Gadd, and who has performed an American premiere by Lucy Armstrong. He has studied with Jean-Michel Goury, Jay Miglia and Wes Miller, and has performed in masterclasses for artists such as Timothy McAllister, Debra Richtmeyer and Noa Even. Kovaleski is an employee at Otterbein University, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2016.

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: Owen Hopper
July 03, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Owen Hopper is a composer, sound artist, guitarist, and computer programmer based in Columbus, Ohio. His work has most recently taken form in large multi-speaker installation pieces and live, improvised performances involving modular synthesizers and computer systems. He currently teaches at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: VERSIONING
July 10, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

VERSIONING is Danielle Milam, previously known as Sea Tone. Her sounds can be described as experimental electronic that flirts between ambient and noise soundscapes.

[POSTPONED] Workshop: Introduction to LED Art with Touchdesigner and Geopix
July 11, 2020

About the workshop
In this workshop, we’ll be learning about how Touchdesigner and Geopix can allow artists to control hundreds or thousands of LED’s to create immersive art installations, special effects for live events, or just a little glambience to set a mood. This self contained class will cover the basics of electronics safety, LED wiring, and system design, and we will get a strong foundation in controlling LED’s from an arduino microcontroller. Then we’ll create a project in Touchdesigner and learn to control LEDs with a computer, opening up a much wider world of possibilities for building LED patterns. We’ll discuss best practices for LED pattern design, as well as some common problems and troubleshooting steps. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at Geopix, an extremely powerful tool for creating large immersive installations with LED fixtures.

This course requires no previous experience, but a passing familiarity with digital art or attending the Intro to Creative Coding With Touchdesigner workshop will be helpful. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas to the workshop, and we will discuss ways that Touchdesigner and Geopix can help make those ideas a reality.

About the Instructor
Phil Liddell is the Technical Director for Otherworld.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using the link below:

LED Art with Touchdesigner and Geopix
LED Art with Touchdesigner and Geopix
Registration for one
$45.00

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: Bobb Hatt
July 17, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Bobb Hatt is a noise / free jazz / performance artist from Columbus. Bobb’s sets use tape loops, overblown saxophone, microphone feedback, effects, found objects, percussion and partial nudity and combine them all into a swirling miasma of disgusting skronk and ear-splitting tones.

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid: Doug Leed
July 24, 2020

Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH. All of the performances in the series will be streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.

Doug Leed (aka Dogboy) is an extemporaneous instrumentalist from Columbus, OH. Having played guitar in traditional rock bands for over 30 years, he now also plays a combo of touch pad synthesizers, loopers, and effects pedals to create psychedelic and experimental soundscapes. Doug plays a similar setup in the band Cynders and also plays guitar and does vocals for Sonic Roach Destruction Unit.