Our December 2013 Frequency Fridays show features noise music duo Nautical Almanac (MD), electronic improv duo Hard R (CHI), ambient electronic musician Forest Management (CLE) and sound artist Samuel Hoar (CMHI). Date: Friday, December 6, 2013. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Nautical Almanac are a noise music group based out of Baltimore Maryland with a rotating membership based around Carly Ptak and Twig Harper. Originally formed in Ann Arbor, Nautical Almanac’s core members Twig Harper and Carly Ptak moved to Baltimore from Chicago in 2001. In search of a place to live, record music, and have shows, they bought a building that became known as Tarantula Hill. They also started a label called Heresee, releasing material by everyone from Wolf Eyes to Little Howlin’ Wolf. Other Nautical Almanac projects include modified electronics/custom-built instruments and pressing records out of various objects with their record-cutting machine.
Hard R is an Interstate 55-based collaboration between Mike Junokas and Edward Breitweiser. Since 2010, Juokas and Breitweiser have been designing concert-length improvised musical performances for electronics, laptops, and multiple loudspeakers. In these performances, custom software and handmade electronic devices are arranged into semi-autonomous networks whose long-form interactions develop into unforeseen musical structures and sonic environments.
Primarily a percussionist, John Daniel has been recording and releasing synthesizer-based, ambient music under the moniker Forest Management since 2011, as well as performing live throughout Cleveland in a variety of settings such as Ingenuity Fest, Beachland Tavern, Seidman Cancer Center, Walter R. Scheule Planetarium and other independent venues. His most recent project is Audacious Auditory, an underground record label that distributes and supports musicians of faith who aren’t constricted by the boundaries and norms that currently exist for sacred music.
A self-confessed hack, who jokes that he was born with “4 thumbs and a finger on each hand”, Samuel Hoar makes things with whatever he can get his hands on because otherwise he would go insane. There is some speculation that this goal is a moot point. He embraces digital technology as an art making tool primarily because of its free accessibility and the ever-present “undo” function. He is interested in platforms that utilize technology’s seductive power to contradict popular conceptions of art because they are boring and dangerous and to undermine the idea that creativity is something possessed by “others”.