On the evening of Friday, June 4th, we are delighted to present via our Twitch channel live-stream and prerecorded performances of vocalist/improviser Ayako Kanda (JP), experimental electronic musician Paul Harriman (UK), video artist/electronic musician Angelica Lopez’s (AZ) solo project Jellotonin, and musician/video artist Brooklyn Rose Ludlow. The live-stream will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Donations of $5-$20 via paypal.me/thefusefactory are warmly accepted.
Our Frequency Fridays 2020-2021 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation.
About the artists:
Ayako Kanda is an improviser and performance artist whose medium is her voice. Steeped in music from childhood, Ayako went from piano and solfege lessons in a junior conservatory-track program to performing in everything from choral societies to the euphonium section of her local youth brass band. In junior high school she joined the drama club, where she was active both behind the scenes as a scriptwriter and on stage in award-winning lead performances. By high school she was regularly performing with college clubs and troupes, and it was here that she discovered the possibility of live, on-stage improvisation. Confounding the expectations of friends and family, after graduation Ayako went to art school instead of attending a conservatory. Studying oil painting and holding solo and group exhibitions by day, by night she explored the standard jazz repertoire as a vocalist in local clubs. As part of her college’s jazz circle, she led a nouvelle chanson group whose innovative act combined ten minutes of music with half an hour of solo dramatic performance. After graduation, as her art slowly grew more impressionistic in nature, Ayako’s musical interests came to encompass totally improvised performance, and this is the field she continues to explore. In recent years, she has combined vocal improvisation with spontaneous painting as a multimedia on-stage performance.
Paul Harriman built his first synthesizer in 1974 at the age of 14. A trained pianist, brass and recorder player, Paul played for many years with many regionally known bands around the New England music scene. While living in Vermont, Paul composed and played the music for locally written plays (Vermont Reperatory Theatre and Burlington’s Green Candle Theatre) as well as playing in occasional sessions and sitting in on Burlington’s music scene throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. Paul has had an electronic music studio in his house since the 1980s and continues to compose and play solo both on the internet and live. Now living in London, UK, Paul is part of the RadioSpiral.net family, operating the station, and his radio show Edison’s Electronic Review is now in its 11th year, as well as a twice monthly two hour live performance called Edison’s Ephemera, started in 2009. Paul’s musical composition style has evolved over the years, and has lately been described as “progressive electronica”. Paul is also committed to the use of alternative controllers for electronic music and counts an Eigenharp Alpha, EWI and Linnstrument amongst his current gig rig. You can find a number of Paul’s performances on Youtube or Vimeo, and audio on Electro-Music.com and at https://aegura2.harriman4.com/ephemera.php
Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, Angelica Lopez AKA Jellotonin uses programs Max/MSP and Unreal Engine to express what she could never say with traditional paint and canvas. She just recently added Unreal Engine to her tool belt, so she is currently in the middle of shifting her style to integrate the program into her work. Before COVID, Angelica performed her video sets live for musicians with all parameters adjusted in real-time in response to the music being played. Since there haven’t been any live in-person shows for a while, she has retreated to her introvert cave and started to create mainly for herself again.
Brooklyn Rose Ludlow is a Columbus-based musician and video artist. Her work explores disparate influences from EDM producers, late-romantic composers, contemporary jazz icons, post-rock bands, video game soundtracks, and many more. She currently leads The Brooklyn Rose Future Jazz Orchestra and performs with indie rock band The Fears and math rock duo Quorian.