APRIL 2014

// 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 \\ ||

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio


Studio-mate shows not at the studio:

Friday, April 4, 8:pm
The Fuse Factory, Frequency Fridays

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/


13 E. Tulane events:

Saturday, April 5, 11:am-1:pm
Improvised music workshop: Open to all participants!

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 alison@thefusefactory.org]

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
Tim Kaiser + Doctah X

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.


Sunday, April 6th, 1-3:pm
Playshop with Howard Moody

Play! Unlock energy, intelligence and joy! Howard Moody, Omega Institute's long-time play facilitator, will lead us in two classes of lightheartedness, joy and all out fun. Howard has been teaching and facilitating play for 20 years. He is cofounder of Adventure Game Theater, which has been featured on NPR and PBS. 

Feel free, have fun and learn some simple and amazing games. Come and join us in a laughter-filled Playshop. 

Cost $20

to register call 330-473-0402 or email <info@truenatureretreat.com


Sunday, April 6th, 6-7:00 - and most Sundays - 
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.
Ongoing, most Sundays from 
6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Tuesday, April 7th 7:30pm - and every Tuesday except April 15th-
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana

Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.

April 15th there will be no Queer Yoga so folks can attend a free film at OSU about queer farmers: wgss.osu.edu/events/out-here-film-screening-documentary-about-queer-farmers


Sunday, April 13th, 2-4:pm
Open Meditation: Renewing Mindfulness

This session will focus on re-introducing and re-newing meditation practice. Participants are welcome to practice any form of meditation or quiet prayer they feel comfortable with and are invited to share their techniques and the experience of getting to know themselves with awareness. Two 20 minute sessions will be followed by tea. There is no cost. Donations are welcome.

The benefits of a daily sitting practice are clear, but it may feel difficult to add something new to our already busy lives. As the Spring comes with wind and rain, I've found my practice deepen, not by adding anything, but by subtracting. Doing less and enjoying more. A process of simplifying. 

There are definitely times when action is necessary. But there is little benefit to suffering over the things we cannot control. To practice daily mindfulness is to practice patience. Lately, seeing new sprouts arrive, I've been reminded of the poem by Bashō:

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

Let's try this simple practice together.

Facebook event page for this session: www.facebook.com/events/783529584991953


Thursday, April 17, 7-10:pm
Clarinet Panic Deluxx (Toronto) + Fissure Shaft (IN) + Forest Walker (CMH)

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.



Friday, April 25th, 7-9:pm 
Intro to Buddhism for the Curious: Metta Bhavana, a talk by Keith Warren

Keith Warren, experienced Buddhist practitioner and professor of Social Work at OSU, will give an introduction to the the Buddhist cultivation of loving-kindness. 

Hosted by the Buddhist Network of Central Ohio

For more information email <seth.josephson@gmail.com>


Saturday, April 26, 1-4:pm
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
-User interaction
-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!