Our March Frequency Fridays show features artist-experimental musician Shana Palmer, experimental electronica/space rock trio Tone Elevator (CMH), and experimental electronica duo Adam Crawley (IN) + John Osburn (CMH). Date: Friday, March 6, 2015. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Shana Palmer is an artist, curator, musician and performer. Her experience of growing up in a remote area of the Arizona desert has influenced Shana’s practice both sonically and visually. Her works explore the mythical, uninhabitable and liminal spaces, blurring the lines between narrative and symbolic structures. Shana’s practice of performance, video, installation and painting has lead to solo exhibitions and performances both nationally and internationally. Palmer’s work has performed and screened at venues such as Kling O Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, D’Amelio Terras Gallery in New York and the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts in 2014. Her recordings appear on labels such as Ehse Records, Blackest Rainbow (UK) and Feeding Tube Records. Shana Palmer currently lives and works in Baltimore. Website: www.shanapalmer.com
Tone eLevator is a semi-regular, free-form, cathartic noise event improvised and captured live using an ever changing arsenal of instruments, machines, and gadgets. Members include Kaswan. Luckydog, and Ad/M.
Adam Crawley has played music all his life. From the harmonica tied to his walker to his own drawer of pots and pans in the kitchen to his current collection of instruments Adam uses any means at hand to create textures and atmospheres. He has worked with dancers as an accompanist, collaborator, composer, and improviser for the past 16 years. In addition to his work with the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University, Adam plays for dance festivals including the Doug Varone and Dancers Workshops, American Dance Festival, and American College Dance Festival Association. Adam’s music is indicative of his love for every type of music and his desire to mix them all together to produce new feelings. His favorite composition teacher taught him to find a way outside of the box, yet keep the box intact.
John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate. Rather than creating music, Osburn focuses on creating a sound environment in which to immerse his audience. Sourcing from his eclectic background in Western music, African drumming, and Sonic Arts studies, Osburn creates a unique musical blend which floods out of his speakers in an evocative array of frequencies.