Our June 2014 Frequency Fridays show features sound artist Truus de Groot, musical travel agent Phillippe Petit (FR), electronic artist James James Connolly (CHI) and electronic music duo The Fallen (CMH). Date: Friday, June 6, 2014. 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:
Truus de Groot began her career with Fools Band, the precursor of what was later known as later Neil. She then founded the late ’70s experimental band Nasmak, followed by Plus Instruments, which they took to the U.S. with new band members, including Lee Ranaldo (who would later be part of Sonic Youth) and David Linton. Together with Jim Duckworth of the Gun Club and Jim Sclavunos (also briefly a drummer for Sonic Youth, and later the Cramps and Nick Cave ), she founded the punkabillyband Trigger & The Thrill. She also worked with Rhys Chatham. In the late nineties she released a number of solo records; her most recent project is a new Plus Instruments album, which was released in 2013.
Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks. Even though Petit creates original music, he’d rather be introduced as a “musical travel agent” than a composer. Although Petit composes music with various instruments, he most notably uses an Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + Caterpillar Drum Guitars built by Yuri Landman + turntables as well as a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings.
James interests lie mainly in system glitches, blips, disruptions, and destructions as well as art histories, criticalities, and artistic/sociopolitical theories against hierarchical-authoritarian mainstreams. He destroys computers and cathode ray tubes in bright + noisy realtime performances and disrupts cultural and social data-flows in web and video-based hacks, glitches, and remixes.
FBK (Absoloop, Frictional, Diametric) and Plural (616, Panel Trax, (Re)Form, AudioTextures) have come together as The Fallen. The long-time producers and adversaries on wax join forces to bring their combined techno sound to the masses. Plural’s low-end rumble and drum programming and FBK’s sample deconstrution and synth tweaking partner together to create a sound that is unique, fluid and extremely danceable. Stemming from their roots as live performers, each track is recorded live in one take-relying on feel and energy rather than pre-programmed tricks. This level of power and energy is available now here, as well as their Tag-team DJ gigs. This is the proud, dark, pulsing, and abrasive sound of The Fallen.