Our May 2014 Frequency Fridays show features experimental guitar/electronics/upright bass duo HOT DATE (NYC), sound artist C Lavender (NY), experimental electronic musician Brian Labycz (CHI), and experimental electronic trio Circuitry Room (CMH). Date: Friday, May 2, 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:
HOT DATE is noise duo Shayna Dulberger (upright bass/electronics) and Chris Welcome (guitar/electronics), from Brooklyn NY. In search of the same sound, an upright bass no longer functions in the supporting role and a guitar is not used as a melodic or chordal instrument. An instrument is only a tool used to achieve the whole palette of sounds. All hierarchy of pitch, rhythm and form are abolished. Any structures that occur arise independently and organically. From the highest to lowest frequencies and from the purest tones to the noisiest textures, all are achievable. HOT DATE makes magic by combining hauntingly dark guitar and bass bits together, creating a strange world half in shadows and half in dreams. At times, the sounds come close to sounding human, which makes some tracks extra creepy, but nonetheless captivating.
C. Lavender is an experimental musician & artist who seeks to create a heavily physical experience for the listener through the utilization of various high & low frequency instrumentation. She also performs in the Laundry Room Squelchers, and her choreography/film duo Tanz Praxis. She also volunteers for Pauline Oliveros/The Deep Listening Institute and Free103Point9/Wave Farm.
Brian Labycz is an improviser from Chicago performing primarily on a modular synthesizer. With a central focus on improvisation, his aim is to produce dynamic musical content with electronics in a live setting. The goal is to transcend gadgetry to arrive at a fully realized performance instrument. Working as a soloist and in various group settings he has performed and released work in the US and Japan. He has also organized events in Chicago and abroad and is currently hosting the Myopic Improvised Music Series and the Protest Series at Heaven Gallery.
Circuitry Room is a think tank for audio exploration. The founding members are Andrew Izold, Jeff Chenault and Dan Rockwell. They have been playing together on and off since 1989. Their combination of old-school electronics and high tech digital applications culminate into a wall of sound that is beyond categorization. Based in Ohio, Circuitry Room seek out new forms of expression while maintaining a dark mischievous edge. Their sound is constantly changing and evolving while their “live” sonic improvisations provide a unique and challenging listening experience.