Our December 2016 Frequency Fridays show features interdisciplinary musician/performance artist Muyassar Kurdi (NYC), experimental electric guitarist Pete Fosco (KY), Mike Iannone’s experimental electronic music solo project MIIIIM (CMH), and video/sound artist Eric Souther (IN). Date: Friday, December 2 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 2016-2017 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Muyassar Kurdi is a musician, performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and educator from Chicago, Illinois, and currently living in NYC. In performance, she explores the relationship between abstract sound and metaprimordial movement, obliquely confronting ideas of masculine subjugation by reappropriating and then distorting hegemonically sexualised figurative motion and juxtaposing it with random, abrasive and jarring acoustic and electronic sound components along with wordless vocalizations.A joyfully selfexorcizing ritualist, Kurdi studied voice and dance with legendary vocalist, dancer and ECM recording artist Meredith Monk via The House Foundation for the Arts as well as learning Japanese dance tradition Butoh with Tadashi Endo, director of the Butoh Center MAMU and Butoh Festivals in Germany, and Mexican master of the form Diego Piñon.
Pete Fosco is an American instrumentalist and performer that has been active on and off in various circles for over the past decade. His work primarily focuses on the sonic potential of electric guitars and the imaginary worlds they create. Using simple tools and a minimal setup, he explores textures using both traditional and extended techniques that range from tranquil layers of tonal clusters to explosive bursts of metallic feedback. As a performer he embraces the ecstatic mindstate through free improvisation and the imperfection of electricity floating through space. Mostly seen as a solo performer, he has also performed in duos with Matt Weston (percussion), Chris Adams (guitar), Haley Fohr, C Spencer Yeh, Joel Hunt, Sam Ferris Morris, Aaron Butler, and as a member of Early Tunnels with Jon Lorenz (saxophone/electronics), and as a member of the Wasteland Jazz Ensemble. Fosco has performed throughout the Midwest and New England over the years, and in Iceland in 2008. He operates the label greenup industries from his home and currently resides in Covington KY.
[MIIIIM] is a musical project based in the heart of the former (and future) glacial chasm that is Ohio. This project aims to delicately synthesize an array of motifs: symmetry, reggae sets, radical politics, harmonic and geometric progressions, and infinity, among others. The music consists largely of long-forgotten treasures, hidden agendas, minutiae, happy accidents, and psychedelia, very often evoking a sense of vague familiarity—perhaps even nostalgia—despite its overtly alien topography. [MIIIIM] hopes that all is well.
Eric Souther is a video and new media artist who creates and explores the ritualistic spaces of media. He develops hybrid analog and digital tools for real-time audio-visual manipulation. His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY and the ART DATA LAB, Beijing. His work has been screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, and the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia. He received his M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University and is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University South Bend.