October 2016: Battle Trance (NYC) + Jack Wright/Evan Lipson/Zach Darrup (NYC/PHIL) + Doctah X (CMH)
November 2016: Sarah Louise (NC) + Autophonia (CMH) + Forest Management (CHI) + Dominic Coppola (MI)
December 2016: Muyassar Kurdi (NYC) + Pete Fosco (KY) + MIIIIM (CMH) + Eric Souther (IN)
February 2017: Bbob Drake (CLE) + Camilla Padgitt-Coles (NYC) + Alexander Paquet (CMH) + J Bryan Parks (OH)
March 2017: Chalet Endure (CMH) + Cher Von (KY) + Mike Shiflet/Jeremy Purser (CMH)+ Aaron Dilloway (OH)
April 2017: Lea Bertucci (NYC) + Steve Wymer (CMH)+ dRachEmUsiK/onewayness (Charles Shriner + Adam Holquist) (PA/IN) + Gerard Cox (CMH) + Mike Khoury (MI)
May 2017: Al Margolis/Tom Hamilton (NY) + Abghyr (CMH) + Aaron Michael Butler/Ani Javian (OH) + Daniel Rizer (OH)
June 2017: Truus de Groot/Jeff Chenault (CA/CMH) + Andrew Demijirian (NYC) + Lisa Miralia (OH)+ Bernie Iannone (CMH)
Frequency Fridays is our monthly series devoted to experimental, improvised, genre-transcending, harder-to-describe music and sound art. While most of our performers incorporate electronic or digital technology into their work in some form or fashion, the series’ primary purpose is widely inclusive: to audaciously expose our audience to sound in all of its cultural manifestations, with explorations of technology as a subtext (albeit as a very important subtext). Our performers are selected based on their intense, unique approach to music and sound; their approach may be rooted in dramatic intensity, humor, specially designed instruments, originality, rawness, and/or borderline superhuman instrumental technique.
Our Frequency Fridays series launched in the fall of 2010, and has been running continuously ever since with the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Shows are held at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery the first Friday of every month from October through June (except January), and feature a heady mix of local, regional, and “from afar” performers in various stages of their musical and artistic careers. To see the range of artists we have featured in our Frequency Fridays programming, please check out our series documentation in our gallery.
Frequency Fridays is by invitation only, and heavily curated by our staff, volunteers, and local experimental musicians and collaborators. However, we are always happy to book touring musicians and sound artists for stand-alone performances throughout the year, and it is not unheard of for us to invite performers to take part in Frequency Fridays who we have booked previously as part of a tour. If you have any questions, or if you are a touring artist and would like to perform in Columbus, please contact our executive director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our focus is *entirely* on experimentation (the widening and exploration of possibilities) and improvisation (real-time aesthetic risk-taking, flexibility, and sensitivity)! In other words, we are not interested in popular or mainstream art forms and will not book these kinds of projects.