// 13 E. TULANE \\ Worm Man \\ Improvised Music Workshop \\ Tim Kaiser, Doctah X \\ Moody Playshop \\ Tribal Belly Dance \\ Queer Yoga \\ Clarinet Panic Deluxx \\ Metta Bhavana \\ Pure Data \\ ||
Vic Rawlings/Tim Feeney + Anna Friz + Al Margolis/Tom Hamilton + Brett Burleson / Ryan Jewell with special guest Worm Man - Our April 2014 Frequency Fridays show features experimental cello/circuits/percussion duo Vic Rawlings and Tim Feeney (MA/AL), sound and radio artist Anna Friz (Berlin), sound art duo Al Margolis and Tom Hamilton (NY), and experimental guitar and percussion duo Brett Burleson and Ryan Jewell (CMH). Date: Friday, April 4, 2014. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. More info at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/
Instructor: Vic Rawlings
Workshop fee: $15
Learn to listen and respond to sound and music in ways that may be new to you!
This workshop invites your active participation – it is not a lecture. Participants will engage in a series of structured exercises and generate sound and music as a group, in real time.
ALL participants are welcome, including those who do not consider themselves musicians. No musical background or technical skill is required. You are equally welcome with no experience improvising or if you are an experienced improvisor. ANY instrument is welcome, including voice. This includes objects not commonly seen as musical instruments as well as conventional musical instruments. If you do not have an instrument, one can be provided for you. If you need amplification, please bring your own, as we don’t have enough to supply everyone.
We will work directly with sound, beyond the standard use of rhythm, melody and harmony. We will explore free improvisation as an ensemble in this context. This is a hands-on, sound-making workshop, and thus we will not be spending time discussing music theory or music history or referencing jazz or any other widely recognized musical style.
Please do your best to arrive at the specified time! Once the workshop has begun, we will not be able to accommodate latecomers.
[Note: We will not turn away anyone due to financial constraints! To make alternative arrangements, please contact Alison Colman at email@example.com]
About the instructor: Vic Rawlings (cello/electronics) employs a still and unstable sound language ranging from visceral excess to extreme austerity. He uses an amplified cello augmented with extensive and invasive preparations of his design, adapted from Baroqueera designs. He has developed a vocabulary of extended techniques, approaching neartotal abstraction from the cello. As an entirely separate instrument, he uses and continually develops a modular electronic instrument with a highly unstable interface, acoustically realized by an array of exposed speaker elements.
Rawlings primarily presents improvised music in the predictable settings and durations. Exceptions to this are installationlength performances and a series of performances in standard music venues that suspend concepts of site and content. He has composed and recorded soundtracks for internationally distributed films by Catherine Pancake, Jeffrey Daniel Silva, and Alla Kovgan, as well as composing and performing live scores for theater and dance.
To learn more, please visit Vic’s website: vicrawlings.com
Saturday, April 5th, 7-11:pm
We are proud to present experimental electronic musician/sound artist/instrument maker Tim Kaiser (MN) and experimental electronic musician Doctah X (CMH), who will be performing at It Looks Like Its Open the evening of Saturday, April 5. Location: It Looks Like Its Open. Doors: 7pm. Suggested donation: $5. BYOB, all ages.
About the performers:
Tim Kaiser has been producing experimental art at various venues for the past 30 years. His video, installation and performance art projects have been presented in Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Hong Kong, Cuba, Canada, Philladelphia, New York and Chicago.
Tony Harrington, better known as Doctah X, is a DJ, singer, and electronic/ambient soundscape 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.
Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass. Sacred Shimmy updates here.
Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.
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. 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 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.
Workshop: Intro to Pure Data
Workshop instructor: Nick Arner
Workshop fee: $35
This workshop will give an introduction to the Pure Data, an open source graphical programming language developed by Miller Puckette in the 1990s for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia works. Pure Data can be used to quickly create interesting sounds that you can use in sound design or electronic composition, as well as interactive visuals.
Topics covered include:
-Installing and getting started with Pure Data
-Making a basic synthesizer
-GEM and visuals
-PD with other programs
-PD on your phone
Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. If you want to bring your own MIDI controller as well, feel free!