On the evening of Saturday, July 29th we are proud to present sound and video artist Toby Kaufmann-Buhler (IN) Danielle Milam’s solo experimental electronic music project Sea Tone (CMH), and experimental electronic musician Owen Hopper (CMH). The performance will take place at the It Looks Like Its Open gallery (13 E. Tulane Rd, cmh 43202). Admission: $5. Doors 7:30pm. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler‘s work is grounded in explorations of sensory perception on the one hand, and a kind of structuralist response to his own life and background on the other hand. A main source of inspiration are the methods developed by a number of film, video and media artists beginning in the mid-20th century, which interrogate and explore the burgeoning structure of perception established by the “new media” of cinema, video, television, sound, and more recently of computer-based media.
His current video/sound work is characterized by a “collage-narrative” approach that utilizes video imagery, found media artifacts, sound, and text to produce videos exploring themes and issues related to personal identity and family history. Through this media, his current work mines the material of my own family’s history to explore the complex and often conflicting emotions, stories, and mythologies of my own culture.
Sea Tone is Danielle Milam playing different pc software and synth hardware. This music can be described as experimental electronic for fans of early 2000s laptop glitch sampling and synth noodling.
Owen Hopper is a composer, sound artist, guitarist, and computer programmer based in Columbus, Ohio. His work has most recently taken form in large multi-speaker installation pieces and live, improvised performances involving modular synthesizers and computer systems. He is currently a student at Otterbein University where he studies composition and computer music with Dr. Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz.