Our February 2017 Frequency Fridays show features Ivy Meadows, the solo project of experimental musician/video artist Camilla Padgitt-Coles (NYC), Fluxmonkey, the solo project of experimental electronic musician Bbob Drake (CLE), Alexander Paquet’s experimental/electronic music solo project Field Sleeper (CMH), and multi-instrumentalist J Bryan Parks’ solo project HolyKindOf (OH). Date: Friday, February 3 2017. 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:
Camilla Padgitt-Coles (b. 1985, New York City) is a multimedia artist working in light, sound, video and audio-visual environments. In 2007 she received a B.A. in Studio Art from Oberlin College for drawing, painting and printmaking. Since 2009 she has performed live music and projections. She plays and records solo as Ivy Meadows and in ambient projects Future Shuttle, Energy Star, Tropical Rock and Non Human Persons (Past: Deep Space/KA, Guardian Alien.) In 2011 she founded Perfect Wave, a collectively curated online & print publishing platform and record label which “maintains a committed vision to experimental performance, sound and art with a special interest in creating intergenerational dialogue.” Perfect Wave produces a magazine, releases music and organizes events in NYC.
bbob drake has been creating experimental music and audio in Cleveland for the last 45 years. From a start as a guitarist, his current focus is on electro-acoustic improvisation in both solo and group settings. His solo work spans a range from “lowercase” or “onkyokei” aesthetics (quiet, minimalist, abstract), to free jazz and more aggressive noise genres. He designs and builds the majority of his own instruments, both electronic synthesizers and original electo-acoustic designs. bbob has lead workshops in experimental electronics for music at Spaces and other venues, and he designs and sells printed circuit boards for DIY synthesizer enthusiasts. bbob’s most recent recorded releases are “Failure Cake” (solo CD) and “Curiouser” (with Cleveland drummer J. Guy Laughlin)
HolyKindOf is multi instrumentalist J. Bryan Parks from Akron, Ohio, who began this solo venture in the late spring of 2012 as a cathartic response to personal tragedy. He uses dense layers of manipulated loops from sounds sourced primarily from cello, field recordings, tape, and voice. He sculpts his music viscerally; it can be described as a requiem of repetitive phrases, culminating in a swirl of heady delicacies, evolving melodies and crescendos. Each live performance is unique and composed specifically for each space. The composition of his live performances are open ended, improvised constructions; they can be likened to a quilt of sound pieces stitched together.
Field Sleeper is the moniker of songwriter Alex Paquet, the name which he has performed under since 2012. Drawing influences from The National, Mount Eerie, and Grouper, Paquet’s tracks are an amalgam of fluttery guitars and crackling sound collages. He performs using guitar, voice, and variety of synthesizer-based drones and loops. Performances occasionally include accompaniment from Kyle Kerley (keys, flugelhorn) and Seth Daily (percussion). He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.