Our October 2015 Frequency Fridays show features experimental electronic musician Dash Lewis’ solo project Gardener (CHI), found sound artist and composer Brian Harnetty (CMH), sound artist Heejin Jang (NYC), and Public Speaking, the solo project of composer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Anthony Harris (NYC). Date: Friday, October 2nd 2015. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
About the performers:
Dash Lewis is a prolific musician and artist living in Chicago, IL. Although his work consists of a wide variety of styles and approaches, Dash’s main musical interest lies in the manipulation of the human voice, which he currently explores under the projects curtains and gardener. With gardener, Dash uses the live curtains set up to improvise trance-inducing pieces built from looped wordless vocals, sometimes adding field recordings, synth textures, and white noise to weave together an immersive sonic blanket.
A composer and artist, Brian Harnetty’s creative and scholarly work connects sonic archives, performance, ecology, and place. Many of his pieces transform archival material––including field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings––into newly re-contextualized sound collages. For the past decade, this has led to a focus on projects with archives, including the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives in Kentucky, and the Sun Ra/El Saturn Creative Audio Archive in Chicago. Harnetty’s recent scholarly work is an ethnographic study of the historic, economic, cultural, and environmental sounds of Appalachian Ohio, informed in part by his family’s roots in the region. Harnetty received a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University, and degrees in music composition from the Royal Academy of Music, London (M.Mus.), and The Ohio State University (B.Mus.).
Heejin Jang’s work manifests itself in the forms of interactive performances, and video installations, including sound objects. Her work explores the decay of audiovisual geographies, dismantling the narrative of sound and image. Her performances examine the interaction between herself and machines, turning into a ritual that attacks the flow of time and space.
Public Speaking is the music of Brooklyn composer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Anthony Harris. Working with voice, piano, guitar, electronics and percussion, he crafts meticulous experimental music that focuses on rhythm and texture. Harris balances adventurous methods with an intimate compositional aesthetic. Since 2012, Harris has toured the U.S. performing music for voice, found objects, radio and guitar pedals. 2013 brought his debut LP on Fabrica Records, the song-centric “Blanton Ravine.” Harris has released albums that conflate vocal songs with abstract noise and polyrhythmic process pieces, and a collection of ambient recordings “Line & Weight” [Already Dead Tapes]. Along with dancer Kendra Isobel Samson, he performed the collaborative piece “Pounds” for live music and movement at New York’s historic Judson Church in 2013. Lately, Public Speaking has concentrated on minimalist instrumental music, often for piano and percussion. The electronic manipulation of acoustic sounds is always at the forefront of Harris’ work, along with the liberating belief in music as organized sound. A cassette of ambient/noise release “MOUNTAINMURALS” was released in June on Tape Drift Records, and is currently on a tour through the Midwestern US.