On the evening of Saturday, December 17, we are proud to present experimental musician/composer C.J. Boyd (upright bass/voice/electronics), along with local experimental electronic musicians Doctah X (guitar/electronics), Abghyr (Brian Werstler (lap steel/electronics) + Eoin Bell-Games (guitar/electronics)), and Sea Tone (electronics). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
Bassist/composer C.J. Boyd uses bass, voice, and loops in order to try and stop time. Oceans of sound become naked, lonely melodies become something not yet determined. Since March 2008, this low-end vagabond has been on a perpetual tour throughout North America and Europe. On his native soil he travels by way of the Jambulance, a repurposed ambulance that has been converted to run on vegetable oil. In Europe, trains, buses, ferries, planes, and occasional car have been his steeds. Though solo recording and performance take up the bulk of his time and effort, he also plays in the following active projects: Kurva Choir (Anchorage, AK/St. Louis, MO), Cairo (Rochester, NY), Rhonya (Brussels, Belgium), Move (Austin, TX), Ways to Walk (Stockholm, Sweden), Shy Hunters (Brooklyn, NY). He frequently improvises with musicians from all over the place, and has recorded with Sandro Perri in Toronto, Chris Schlarb in Long Beach, DMA in Indianapolis, Danny Grody in San Francisco, and many others. In addition to touring non-stop year-round, C.J. runs the music label Obsolete Media Objects.
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.
Sea tone is Danielle Milam playing different pc software and synth hardware. experimental electronic for fans of early 2000s laptop glitch sampling and synth noodling.
Abgyhr is a collaboration between a beamed gelling rose and Young Herkimer. They create an improvised, flowing, sound tapestry to stir your imagination.