Our October 2014 Frequency Fridays show features sound/video/performance artist Jenny Graf (MD), experimental electric guitarist Aaron Quinn (CMH), electro-acoustic based enigmatic oneironaut/surrealist Garland Villanova (CHI) and experimental electronic musician (CMH). Date: Friday, October 3, 2014. 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:
Jenny Gräf is a sound, video and performance artist who explores peripheral places and states through composition, improvisation and participatory works. In Gräf’s music and art she invokes immersion and rupture to explore changing perceptions of diegesis and space, formal choices rooted in a deep interest in social roles and behaviors.
Aaron Quinn is an active guitarist in Columbus and around the midwest. While attending high school at the acclaimed School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, and the Conservatory of Capital University in Columbus, he honed his musical ability with persistent study of iconic figures ranging from Oliver Messiaen to Trent Reznor. While attending Capital University, he studied under Stan Smith (among others), and has been growing as a musician, as well as a person ever since. Aaron’s recent studies have been centered on the chamber music of Toru Takemitsu, Spectralism, Bud Powell, and Balinese ceremonial funeral music of the gamelan ensembles.
Sound and visual artist Garland Villanova has performed and exhibited extensively in her native Twin Cities and Chicago, her current city. While insisting on making her art permeable to everything she encounters, she primarily plumbs her own subconscious for inspiration, employing glyphs, sigils, and notes from dreams as shorthand maps for sustained excursions into unexplored psychic regions.
Jeff Chenault (aka Central Inhabitants) has been involved in the Columbus electronic music scene since 1983. His early experiments were unannounced noise improvisations. In the late 80′s, he founded the Exoteque Music label and would release over 60 cassettes of original music. His multiple collaborations include James Towning of Fact 22, Mark Gunderson of the Evolution Control Committee, Andy Izold of 10-Speed Guillotine, and Chris Phinney of Mental Anguish. In 1989 he formed the influential cyberpunk band 10-Speed Guillotine with Andy Izold. They would go on to record a plethora of recordings under various names and styles over a 20 year period. In 1994 Jeff formed the Weird Lovemakers with Mark Gunderson and Greg Fernandez. Their musical style ranged from electronic lounge to film soundtracks. They performed “live” soundtracks for such movies as Nosferatu, Leaves from Satan’s Book, and most notably Maya Deren’s surrealist film Meshes of the Afternoon, performed at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Jeff’s current projects include Circuitry Room, with Andy Izold and longtime friend and collaborator Dan Rockwell as well as collaborations with John M Bennett, Mike Shiflet, Hal McGee, Virani, Squid and others.. Jeff’s solo project Central Inhabitants will make a rare “live” appearance. Dark ambient soundscapes, hypnotic rhythms and psychedelic jungle sounds are his current fetish.