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May 2022 Frequency Fridays

May 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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On the evening of Friday, May 6th, we are delighted to present experimental electronic musician Robert Pepper’s solo project Pas Musique (NYC), violinist/composer/improviser Sarah Bernstein (NYC), Cassandra Harner as draglesque performer Dusty Bucket (CLE), and experimental electronic musician Jah Nada (CMH). 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 must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. We will provide K95 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:

Pas Musique emerged from Brooklyn, New York in 1995 as a solo project of founder Robert L. Pepper and has since gone through many variations of experimental, electronic iterations. In 2018, Pas Musique remain as a four piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn, and Robert Pepper, pursuing the musical elements of electronic, experimental music with krautrock undertones. Pas Musique have collaborated with many great musicians which include Faust, Rapoon, ZEV, Philippe Petit, HATI, Chester Hawkins, Jim Tuite, and many more. Pas Musique have performed in 18 countries and all throughout the United States.

Sarah Bernstein is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. She has released ten albums to date as a leader/coleader. She leads the Sarah Bernstein Quartet and VEER Quartet, and performs solo as Exolinger. Collaborations include her duo with drummer Kid Millions, synth-pop group Day So Far, and a range of projects in new jazz, chamber music, experimental pop and noise. She has placed in the DownBeat Critics Poll annually since 2015, winning “Rising Star Violinist” in 2020. Bernstein’s music and poetry are also featured in online magazines and film scores. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.

Cassandra Harner is already familiar with thinking of herself in the third person, performing as alter-egos in music, drag, and comedy. She is a draglesque performer named Dusty Bucket, and a self-absorbed piece of art-work, Kay-T Critiques. She’s most recently been awarded Master of Amazement for Ohio Burlypicks 2020. She is a video artist and editor. She’s an illustrator and instructor of comics and pastel portraits. She’s eager to do your emotional labor for some reason. She’s queer and kind of swears a lot. In the pastiche of Cassandra’s artistic practice, nothing is as fulfilling as when her work makes people laugh. Art isn’t limited to being gravely nodded at, in quiet contemplation from a safe distance. (Although nowadays, everything should be a safe 6 feet away) Being “serious” isn’t the only way to make thoughtful and legitimate work, even when it’s about body positivity, queer identity, pop culture, or capitalism. Or maybe, since she hasn’t suffered as much as society expects from an artist, she has to make up for it in wig reveals.

Jah has no bio, only an incomplete discography and a resume of failed sonic accomplishments. He has survived the bleak wasteland of academia and the barren desert of public school with a vascillating admiration and contempt for society coupled with the interest of stretching speakers with various devices and methods. Tape Echo is his only master, he is the dub son of revolution transmitted into the water of the rust belt. He is the abandoned child of gods and earth. He serves no one and everyone, he is humbled and amused by this exercise so please allow him to re-introduce HIMSELF HIS NAME IS JAH!