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Performance: Clarinet Panic Deluxx (Toronto) + Fissure Shaft (IN) + Forest Walker (CMH)

April 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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We are proud to present experimental chamber music/avant garde math rock ensemble Clarinet Panic Deluxx (Toronto), dark experimental musician Fissure Shaft (IN), and ambient musician/composer Forest Walker (CMH), who will be performing at It Looks Like Its Open the evening of Thursday, April 17. Location: It Looks Like Its Open. Doors: 7pm. Suggested donation: $5. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

CPDLXX is a ensmeble born in 2009 as vehicle for the dense music of cellist Cory Latkovich’s dreams. CPDLXX has taken many forms but most often it manifests as a cello, guitar, drums and sax quartet; its current incarnation can be described as hectic dream jams from cellist Cory Latkovich, woodwind player Ruhee Dewji, saxaphonist Karen Ng, and avant percussionist/eccentric genius D. Alex Meeks. Clattering ahead like the score to a never ending horror film, they inch towards a climax as cello and sax play a game of back & forth only to be driven forward by systematically antagonistic drum patterns and their own instrumental curiosity: bastard chamber music meets math rock.

Fissure Shaft is John Jude Windland, from the village of West College Corner, IN. Fissure Shaft began around 1995, and was a 97x Exposure finalist 1999. Prior to that, John was a member of the infamous Oxford Ohio artist collective known as Platter Sliced Bacon. Fissure Shaft is influenced by: John Cage, Throbbing Gristle, Edgard Varese, William S. Burroughs, and Autechre. Fissure Shaft is at the moment creating between dark experimental and something you can groove to, utilizing current, advanced modern electronic techniques, as well as unique sounds via circuit bending and hommade custom instruments.

By the time he received his Bachelor’s of Music from Capital University in 2010, Columbus native Forest Walker Christenson had developed a powerful interest in pursuing film music, by way of a handful of scores for student films and as composer for multi-media theater group Anna and the Annadroids. He moved to New York in 2010 to attend NYU Steinhardt’s Scoring for Film and Media graduate program, where he attained his Master’s of Music. While living in New York, Forest started writing music for children’s animation at DuArt, a historic post-production house in midtown Manhattan. While at DuArt, he developed his ear for professional film sound working on post-production audio for Gameloft, Pokémon, and the feature film Shelter, among other projects. In 2012, Forest scored the short I Too Have A Name, which went on to great success in the festival circuit, officially selected for major international festivals including Berlinale, Dubai, and Montreal. Forest is one of two members of the electronic band Seabat, currently in preparation to release their 7th album. Seabat achieved recognition in 2012 for their work with experimental video artist Peter Burr on a multi-media performance artwork, Green Red, that took place in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge, and a subsequent collaboration, The Zone, which took inspiration from Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker and was featured at Eyebeam’s Monkey Town event series. Forest moved back to his hometown in 2013 to focus on development of a commercial soundtrack studio.