On the evening of Saturday, November 9th we are proud to present electronic musician and instrument builder Nick Demopoulos’ solo project Smomid, experimental electronic musician Jacoti Sommes (CMH), and experimental trip Cynders. Doors 7:30, BYOB, all ages. $5-$10.
About the artists:
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. Smomid only utilizes instruments he has designed and built to perform interactive computer music. The name is derived from an acronym of his primary instrument: “String Modeling Midi Device.” Smomid music often features glitchy and scattered beats, sampling, abstract textures, ambient spaces, and improvisation. Smomid music draws on many varied influences and creates bizarre juxtapositions with deft sonic versatility, with samples of heavy beats, Gregorian Monks chanting and Taiko drum sounds all coexisting comfortably.
Jacoti Sommes is a prolific Ohioan multi-instrumentalist, composer and hardware maestro well known in his Native Columbus, Ohio for captivating performances with his performance art group Hug’s and Kisses. You may have witnessed his live performances in venues like Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, or in a more intimate Brooklyn loft space improvising and crafting minimal techno rhythms.
Cynders (as in “burnt to”) is an instrumental 3 piece from Columbus, Ohio. This trio uses a combination of synthesizers, loopers, drum machines, bass guitar and effects pedals to extemporaneously improvise experimental soundscapes. Each performance is uniquely created in the moment. The music sounds like psychedelic meets modern electronica and industrial atmospherics meets Can.