October 4 2019: Nate Young (DET) + Miralia/Stranahan duo (CLE) + Giant Claw (CMH) + Eddy Kwon (CINCY)
November 1 2019: Robbie Lynn Hunsinger (TN) + Keenan Lawler (KY) + Forced Into Femininity (ORD) + John and Catherine Bennett (CMH)
December 6 2019: Andrea Pensado (BOS) + Max Eilbacher and Duncan Moore (BALT) + Fritz Pape (CINCY) + Reon Moebius/Turner Matthews (CMH)
February 7 2020: Truus de Groot (CA) + Habiteur (CINCY) + Drekka (INDY) + 10-Speed Guillotine (CMH)
March 6 2020: Erica Dicker (NY) + Tom Boram (BALT) + Owen Hopper (CINCY) + Leechwife (CMH)
April 3 2020: Al Margolis and Tom Hamilton (NY) + Rob Funkhauser (INDY) + Neutrals duo (OH) + Aleha Solano (CMH)
May 1 2020: Bob Bucko Jr. (IA) + Greg O’Drobniak (ORD) + Of Verandas (CMH)
June 5 2020: Stephanie Barber (BALT) + Alex Bissen (MN) + Noisteria Emissions (OH) + Troy Kunkler (CMH)
Our 2019-2020 season is generously supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus City Council, the Columbus Mayor’s office, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Ken and Judy Pierce Fund of the Columbus Foundation.
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, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation. This season, shows will be held at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery and the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Our shows take place 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 email@example.com. 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.