October 5 2018: An evening with Adi Newton (UK) w/special guests Circuitry Room (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Matt and Nikki Swift (CMH)
November 2 2018: Muyassar Kurdi (NYC) + Klimchak (ATL) + embral (Charles Shriner (IN), Adam Holquist (PA)) + Lisa Bella Donna (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Rachel Rew Wagner (CMH)
December 7 2018: Benjamin Bennett (PA)/Charmaine Lee (NYC) + Margaret Rorison (BALT) + Amanda Rosanne Howland (CLE) + Sun Trash (Caleb Miller (CMH), Nick Weckman (CMH)), accompanied with visuals by Cameron Granger (CMH)
February 1 2019: Kozue Matsumoto (LAX) + Kirsten Carey (DET) + Mike Textbeak (CLE) + Doctah X (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Danielle Milam (CMH)
March 1 2019: Laura Orton (NYC) + Devotional (Mike Khoury (DET), Andrew Coltrane (DET), Jeff Meier (DET)) + Lorene Bouboushian (NYC) + Jacoti Sommes (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Donnie Mossman (CMH)
April 5 2019: Louise Bock (NYC) + Stephan Haluszka (CLE) + Toby Kauffmann-Buehler (IN) + Gerard Cox (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Joey Pigg (CMH)
May 3 2019: ARIADNE (NYC) + Katherine Young (ORD) + Onyx Ashanti (DET) + Haas/Razzaq/Weldon trio (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Christine Guillot-Ryan (CMH)
June 7 2019: Sarah Hennies (NY) + Saatjak (Simon Alexander-Adams (DET), Alex Koi (DET), Jonathan Taylor (DET), Ben Willis (DET)) + Lime Rickey International (CA) + Jed James (CMH), accompanied with visuals by Phil Liddell (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, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation. This season, shows will be held at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and the Vanderelli Room. 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 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.