On the evening of Friday, December 3rd, we are delighted to present via our Twitch channel live-stream and prerecorded performances of electronic musician Adi Newton (UK), sound artist Tomoko Sauvage (JP), electronic musician/guitarist Richard Graham’s solo project Signals Under Tests, A/V artist/musician Dahlia Fae, digital intermedia artist Kevin Blackistone, and experimental pop band The Confusions (CMH). The live-stream will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Donations of $5-$20 via paypal.me/thefusefactory are warmly accepted.
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:
Adi Newton began his life-long involvement with sound via painting and through a theatre project which began his involvement with the electronic trio The Future from which he founded ClockDVA and TAGC / The Anti Group, both of which are increasingly considered as one of the pre eminent pioneers of 80’s experimental music. CDVA’s acclaimed albums include the 1988 electronic masterpiece BURIED DREAMS and the 1980 electro acoustic THIRST. TAGC can cite the Meontogical Research Recording series and the Ambisonic landmark Digitaria as much appraised and influential works. The Psychophysicist album is also considered an important seminal work devised / produced and composed by Adi Newton and Andrew Mckenzie of the Halfler Trio. While still remaining very active within the DVA/TAGC/PSYCHOPHYSICIST projects, Newton also manages the multimedia production company ARMComm / Anterior Research Media Communications.
Tomoko Sauvage is a Japanese musician and artist who is best known for her long-time experimentation on unique hybrid instrument combining water, ceramics, sub-aquatic amplification and electronics. Sauvage’s research is grounded in live-performance practices embracing unpredictable dynamics of materials while incorporating ritualistic yet playful gestures, improvisation with environments and the use of chance as a compositional method.
Richard Graham, Ph.D. (Signals Under Tests) is a musician from Northern Ireland. He has performed at festivals and conferences including Moogfest and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has composed music for British and US television and recorded live sessions for BBC radio and he has performed compositions from his album, “Nascent,” (2012) at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) and the national Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conference. Graham has also presented his music projects at a number of prestigious research institutions, including Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm, Bell Labs in New Jersey, STEIM in Amsterdam, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
Dahlia Fae is a performing audio and video artist. She produces music and visual art with themes of intense emotions, identity, spirituality, and the queer experience. She spent the 2010s performing and contributing to the LGBT+ rave scene of New York City, USA, while creating an array of music and art of experimental genres. Dahlia currently lives in Los Angeles, USA, where she continues to create and perform.
Kevin Blackistone is a digital intermedia artist whose work conceptualizes the collection and handling of data, information and memory through the lenses of hierarchy and complexity in the domains of personal, social, scientific and political dynamics. He is currently persuing a Masters in Interface Cultures at Kunstuniversität Linz.
The Confusions is an experimental pop band founded by songwriter Ben Turner, a music therapist, with a focus on mental health treatment in Columbus, OH. His interests in the therapeutic processes of creating music, early 2000’s indie, and experimental production approaches, are at the root of Confusions. Confusions is signed to the label Earth Libraries. Indie88 describes the record ‘Grounds’ as “a perfectly genre-bending collection, as the band channel lo-fi garage sounds, pop-influenced melodies, and funky rhythms. The dreamy new collection is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before, and you’ll find yourself returning to Grounds again and again.” Tuned Up Music describes the band as “…a bit off the beaten path, existing in a world that is firmly DIY yet polished. A weird realm with pop meets garage rock….” Sing the Nation Electric states Confusions’ album ‘Grounds’ is “…the kind of summery pop album that has the wit and warmth to stay with you into the autumn and the winter…” While Confusions has an experimental pop sound, they will be deconstructing these pop elements and making ambient renditions of their catalog, as well as debuting new ambient soundscape material for their performance.