Our April 2016 Frequency Fridays show features experimental electronic duo Bonnie Kane (NYC) and Joo Won Park (OH), The Mumber Toes (CMH), the solo post-industrial noise solo project of Karen Eliot, and electronic musician/keyboardist Jon Sonnenberg. Date: Friday, April 1 2016. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Rd., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Dedicated improvisor and electro acoustic pioneer, Bonnie Kane‘s music is formed from equal exposure to the avant-garde, hard core and the psychedelic. Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics, her solo and group work traverse the genres of noise, free jazz and improvisation, psych rock, jam band, and bio-composition. She brought her “Fresh Sound Guarantee” to her first show at the Rochester Planetarium, performances at a Bosnian refugee camp, outdoor festivals, art spaces, rock, jazz, and punk clubs. She has toured nationally and worldwide, performing extensively throughout her Eastern USA base. A bandleader since the 1990s, with over 30 releases, those she has performed and recorded with include: John Spencer, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Forsyth, Kevin Shea, Shayna Dulberger, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, Blaise Siwula, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Chris Welcome, and Federico Ughi. New collaborations are continually evolving. Happiest in 3 bands simultaneously, her current groups are the psych band, “Big Plastic Finger” with Scott Prato and Mark McClemens; noise/drone ensemble,”I’m With Joo Won” with Joo Won Park and Flandrew Fleisenberg; and the power trio, “Fire Maidens From Outer Space” with Reuben Radding and David Miller.
Joo Won Park (b.1980) wants to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds. He also makes pieces with field recordings, sine waves, and any other sources that he can record or synthesize. Joo Won draws inspirations from Florida swamps, Philadelphia skyscrapers, his two sons, and other soundscapes surrounding him. He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music at the Oberlin Conservatory. Joo Won’s music and writings are available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, PARMA, Visceral Media, MCSD, SEAMUS CD Series, and No Remixes labels.
The Mumber Toes is the solo project of Karen Eliot (late of Hintergedanken and the Second Family Band). Styles range from grotesque post-industrial noise to Rick-Wakeman-on-stupidity fake prog/kosmiche synth.