Our March 2020 Frequency Fridays show features violinist/improviser Erica Dicker, multimedia artist/musician Tom Boram, experimental electronic musician Owen Hopper, and Lilith Grace’s solo experimental electronic music project Leechwife. Date: Friday, March 6, 2020. Location: Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W. Main St. 43215. Admission: FREE. Doors open 7:00pm. All ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2019-2020 season is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation.
About the artists:
A proponent of new music, Erica Dicker is committed to creative collaboration with living composers and innovation in both the classical concert hall and nontraditional contexts. Erica is a founding member of the contemporary chamber music collective Till By Turning, an ensemble devoted to reinforcing the modern canon and linking educational programs to their repertoire. As part of the New York-based horn trio, Kylwyria, Erica and her colleagues, Julia Den Boer (piano) and John Gattis (horn), work to generate interest in and develop adventurous chamber music repertoire for their unique instrumentation through dynamic programming and commissioning. Erica is also violinist in Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters, as well as Vaster Than Empires, an electro-acoustic collaboration with composer and sound artist Paul Schuette and percussionist Allen Otte. She has premiered works by many composers including solo works written for her by Olivia Block, Turkar Gasimzada, Ryan Ingebritsen and Katherine Young. Erica also writes and performs her own music, exploring the idiomatic modalities and textures of her instrument. Taking Auspices, her debut solo album, is released by Tubapede Records as a digital download and limited edition vinyl LP.
Tom Boram is a multimedia artist and musician from Baltimore, MD. His work contains but is not limited to improvised electronic sound, audio-visual performance art, narrative and experimental film/video, technical systems and sound design. His creative work is the dark center of a Venn diagram of his personal concerns: religious experience, lucid dreaming, synesthesia, human history, technology, synesthesia, mental illness, death and magic. He has performed and screened his works in venues, festivals and galleries throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is a founder of the High Zero Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music and works as an educator in and around Baltimore.
Owen Hopper is a Cincinnati Ohio based composer, sound artist, guitarist, computer programmer, and improviser. His music explores the relationships between the space it is recorded and presented in.
Leechwife is Lilith Yoko Grace, who uses microtonal guitars, oud, synthesizers, samplers, and voices. Based in Columbus, Ohio, her music can be described as microtonal electro sludge/trans-dimensional post-punk.