Our May Frequency Fridays show features experimental composer/musician Elisa Faires (NC), experimental electronic improv duo Eddie Breitweiser/Michael Junokas (CHI) and experimental electronic musician Doctah X (CMH). Date: Friday, May 1 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:
Elisa Faires is an experimental composer/musician specializing in vocals, electronics and improvisation. She creates soundscapes using voice along with various instruments including piano, synth, hand percussion, harmonium and effects. A classically trained musician, Faires has a background in opera, electronic music and audio engineering, and one of her mentors was electronic music frontiersman and inventor Dr Robert Moog. Faires is an active member of the multimedia and music group ‘Xambuca’ and has performed and improvised with several other renowned musicians, including German electronic musician Hans-Joachim Rodelius (Cluster/Harmonia/Cluster etc.). She has composed and performed works for dance and performance art
companies such as Asheville Butoh Legacy, Anemone Dance Theater, and Cilla Vee Life Arts.
Since 2010, Mike Junokas and Edward Breitweiser have been designing concert-length improvised musical performances for electronics, laptops, and multiple loudspeakers. In these performances, custom software and handmade electronic devices are arranged into semi-autonomous networks whose long-form interactions develop into unforeseen musical structures and sonic environments.
Mike Junokas is a PhD candidate in Arts and Cultural Informatics at the University of Illinois under the guidance of Professor Guy E Garnett. His research is in developing innovative, multi-platform artistic networks that have the ability to gather, interpret, process, and control a variety of signals. Through the exploration of these systems, he hopes to create immersive technological environments for performance, collaboration, and installation. He is also a research assistant with Moving Stories, an interdisciplinary, collaborative research partnership that seeks a more richly articulated human movement knowledge within digital technology interaction.
Edward Breitweiser is an Illinois-based artist, musician, and writer. His works have been displayed or performed at Festival MusicAlp (Courchevel, FR), Network Music Festival (Birmingham, UK), Illinois State University Galleries (Normal, IL, USA), MobileHCI (Stockholm, SE), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA), Salle Cortot (Paris, FR), threewalls (Chicago, USA), and the Giorgio Cini Foundation (Venice, IT). Recent collaborations include Project Cabrini Green (2011), a public light installation led by Czech artist Jan Tichy, and New Atlantis (2011), an online virtual sonic environment developed by artists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts d’Aix-en-Provence, and Locus Sonus.
Tony Harrington, better known as Doctah X, is a DJ, singer, and musician who operates the House of Dub Studio in Columbus, Ohio, and hosts a radio program on WCRS Columbus. His music is firmly rooted in Jamaican Reggae, and he ventures deeply into the realm of Reggae known as Dub music and Dubstep. His music encompasses Eastern and African sounds. He performs at clubs throughout the Midwest, in his native Kentucky, and in New York City at Roberta’s, Tonic and The Knitting Factory. In the 1970s and 80s, as a blues guitarist, he recorded and toured in Europe with Cream drummer Ginger Baker and played with blues legends John Lee Hooker and Albert Collins, Lele Gaudi and recorded more with Umar Bin Hassan on Stay Focused Records.