On the evening of Friday, April 1st, we are delighted to present artist/filmmaker/writer Stephanie Barber (MD), experimental electronic musician Hal McGee (FL), synthesist Eve Maret (TN), and producer Kevin Kennedy’s solo project FBK (CMH). Doors 8:30pm, show begins at 9:00pm. Performance will take place in the Cultural Arts Center 2nd floor painting studio. $9.25 prepaid ($8 + $1.25 TicketTailor processing fee), $10 per ticket at the door.
Covid protocols: We strongly encourage audience members to wear a mask. We will provide K95 masks at the door. We kindly request that audience members refrain from bringing food and drinks into the space.
Our Frequency Fridays 2021-2022 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation, and the SBA.
About the artists:
Stephanie Barber is a writer and artist who has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media, often literary/visual hybrids that dissolve boundaries between narrative, essay and dialectic works. Her work considers the basic philosophical questions of human and non-human existence (its morbidity, profundity and banality) with play and humor. Barber’s films and videos have screened nationally and internationally in solo and group shows at MOMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles, The Wexner Center for Art, OH, among other galleries, museums and festivals.
Hal McGee is an American experimental artist and producer who has been active since 1981. With Debbie Jaffe, McGee operated the Cause And Effect cassette label and distributor in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the mid-1980’s, McGee recorded works as a member of Viscera, solo as Dog As Master, and in collaboration with If, Bwana and JABON. McGee moved to Florida in 1988, where he operated the Electronic Cottage label out of Gainesville, FL, simultaneously with an Electronic Cottage Magazine into the 1990’s. This was restarted as an online zine and community in April 2018. In the mid to late 1990’s, McGee released dozens of cassettes of homemade experimental music, solo and in collaboration with Jeph Jerman, Brian Noring (EHI), Big City Orchestra, Emil Hagstrom (Cock E.S.P.), Charles Rice Goff III and others. He also produced a series of “Tape Heads” cassette compilations on his own HalTapes label. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Hal McGee started releasing homemade CDr albums. During this time he collaborated heavily with Brian Noring of the FDR Tapes, in person and via mail collaboration, and with his long-time partner Chris Phinney. In 2006, with the encouragement of Andrew Chadwick and Christopher Miller (2), McGee began performing live for the first time since 1987, joining the ranks of Florida’s live noise/experimental music scene. From 2014 to 2015 Hal operated a new label, Kassette Kult Tapes, and has contributed to Exit (16).
Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative action. To Eve, the act of creating is a wholehearted “Yes.” She is devoted to creating and performing in a way that is inherently artful, emotionally raw, and transcendent. Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century orchestral and choral works, the Fluxus movement, Kosmische Musik and funk, Eve makes use of digital and modular synthesizers, a vocoder, clarinet, soprano saxophone, electric bass, guitar, and MIDI Sprout technology to create works that range from lush cinematic compositions to space disco. Eve has performed across the United States alongside artists such as Xiu Xiu, JEFF the Brotherhood, Lydia Lunch, and Sun Araw. In March of 2018 and 2019, she performed at Big Ears Festival’s 12-Hour drone. She also performs in Flower Power Synth and Woodwind Ensemble with JayVe Montgomery and Will Hicks, as well as The Feature, her electronic duo with Adrienne Franke. FPSWE released Titanic II in 2019 on Kentucky label Obsolete Staircases.
FBK (Kevin Kennedy) is an American techno producer. Since 1994, FBK has been honing and refining his sound which has been called dark, hard, funky, extremely dance-able and hypnotic. His live show is energetic, powerful and never fails to disappoint. His minimalism continues with his setup-believing in portability and versatility over anything. His unique DJ sets are filled with unreleased material and edits, always pushing the crowd to dance. Born in Columbus, Ohio (exactly 3hr 13 minutes from Detroit), Kevin had the fortune to meet and work with legendary producers and Djs Daniel Bell and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, and learn even more from Claude Young jr. and Jay Denham in his formative years-releasing on the Frictional imprint as FBK. His “Knobs and Switches” EP set dance floors alight and became a ‘classic,’ recently being reissued by Matt Edwards’ R-Tyme imprint 20 years after its initial release. 2019 was a banner year for the artist: Seeing his first album, “More Stories From the Future” released on Rekids, along with his first visit to Berlin, performing at Griessmuehle. In 2020 he had new releases on Knotweed, an album with Rekids, and released tunes from his previous album, remixed by Len Faki.