On the evening of Friday, June 3rd, we are delighted to present multidisciplinary artist Michael Masaru Flora (CA), experimental electroacoustic musician/instrument inventor Greg O’Drobinak (IN), and electronic experimental music duo EnD (DET). Doors 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm sharp. $9.25 prepaid ($8 + $1.25 TicketTailor processing fee), $10 per ticket at the door.
Covid protocols: All attendees are strongly encouraged wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. We will provide masks at the door. We kindly request that audience members refrain from bringing food and drinks into the space.
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:
Michael Masaru Flora is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in California. Working within the intersections of art, science, music, and mathematics, he is interested in the emergent phenomena that occurs through non-deterministic and autopoietic processes. Informed by architecture, systems, perceptual psychology, visual art, and computer music, his works often take the form of large scale installation and performance. His work has been presented in School of Design Nanjing University of Arts (China), Shanxi University School of Fine Arts (China), Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), St Cloud State University (MN), Alfred University (NY) as well as clubs, galleries, theaters, warehouses, and universities internationally.
Greg O’Drobinak is a musician, phonographer, composer and engineer. He has performed with the FROG gamelan ensemble, the Chicago Scratch Orchestra, Chicago Phonography, the World Listening Project, Dissecting Norton and the NON Opera. His dexterity with realtime sound transformation and diffusion has been highlighted in such works as Timeports, a surround sound piece for processed didjeridoo, John Eaton’s microtonal piece Sor Juana’s Dream and Greg’s composition Batik Isen for computer and carillon performed at Rockefeller Chapel. His compositions for the NON Opera have been designed with infrasonic underlayments designed to evoke specific psychological states in the audience via his Acoustic Canons. His NON Opera instrumentation included the Acoustic Mirror of the World, a tactile platform Greg designed to stimulate one’s body with low-frequency audio from selected field recordings. Greg’s field recordings have been featured in concerts at the MCA in Chicago, the opera Dissecting Norton, the Cage Variations V and in the program he produced for framework radio, Worlds Unheard. Greg also designs, and performs with, a number of unique electro-acoustic invented instruments constructed from found materials. These instruments are often heavily processed to enhance the abstract qualities of their sound.
Group Grope are a synthesizer and drum machine duo inspired by Chicago House, Detroit Techno, and Ambient sounds.
Asyla is the dark ambient project of Alyssa Wunderlich, an experimental artist whose work spans multiple disciplines and strives to emphasize the value of process rather than product, blurring the boundaries between art and life, artist and audience. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, but is known to spark playful communal catharsis wherever she travels with whatever is at hand.