Special events for March 2016

Friday, March 4th, 8:00-11:30pm 
Frequency Fridays: Carol Genetti/Dissilient/John Osburn+Megan Y

Our March 2016 Frequency Fridays show features vocalist, composer and installation artist Carol Genetti (CHI), Dash Lewis' solo project Gardener (CHI), experimental electronic duo Dissilient (OH), percussionist/composer Aaron MIchael Butler (OH), and sound artist/dancer duo John Osburn and Megan Yankee (OH). Date: Friday, March 4 2016. Location: It Looks Like It's Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the artists:

Carol Genetti is a vocalist, composer and installation artist. Her work is focused on the interplay between the voice as an expressive musical instrument and its extension into the sound-making realm. She has studied a variety of techniques including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. Through these studies and her own explorations, she has developed a personal yet universal palette that is an abstraction of "extended" voice sounds — breaths, overtones, and disconnected textual bits, squeaks, growls, non-verbal tones — sounds that evoke unconscious emotions and human physicality. Genetti has toured throughout the US, Canada, France and Germany and has performed numerous live concerts as an improvisational vocalist.

Dissilient is a duo consisting of Paul Markus (of Shrive) and Chris Bilecki (of Chiaro Scuro). Dissilient works with analog and digital electronics and the use of objects to create sets that combine noise, ambience and electroacoustic aesthetics that focus on texture.

Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Athens, OH. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. Recent performance highlights include the 2013 Athens International Film Festival, 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the 2014 Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival with marimbist Pei-Ching Wu, and a performance with Luciano Chessa's Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners in 2015. In 2010 Aaron founded the NOBROW.collective; in conjunction with the Athens International Film Festival NOBROW has commissioned Deep Earth - a large-scale, multimedia work - from composer Matthew Burtner which was premiered in April 2014.

Columbus-based sound artist John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate. Rather than creating music, Osburn focuses on creating a sound environment in which to immerse his audience. Sourcing from his eclectic background in Western music, African drumming, and Sonic Arts studies, Osburn creates a unique musical blend which floods out of his speakers in an evocative array of frequencies.

Megan Yankee is a Columbus-based indie dancer and choreographer who seeks opportunities to make and present choreography in alternative spaces in order to expand the reach of concert dance. Megan has performed and presented work nationally and internationally at the Nomad Express Multi Arts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Movement Intensive in Composition and Improvisation, Emerge and Exchange Dance Festivals, {254} Festival, Out of Loop Festival, and the Rogue Festival. I have had the honor of performing in works by Amie LeGendre, Larry Keigwin, Michael Foley, Christie Nelson, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin.

Saturday, March 5th, 3:pm
Young artists presents! OpenheartART show ages 1-5

Join us for a gallery sharing of art work created by our young artists during our winter art/play shops! Experience music, treats, & hands on community art project during the opening. Prepare your walls at home for an awesome collection of your child's work to take home.

Sunday, March 6th, 11:am-1:pm
Queer Behavior Community Meeting & Potluck
Interested in learning more about Queer Behavior, possibly getting involved, or providing a community voice? Queer Behavior is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus’ queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples. All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.

Come hang out with us on Sunday, March 6th! Bring breakfast/brunch food and drink and mingle with Queer Behavior members for the first hour. Stay for the second hour to sit in on our monthly meeting and learn more about the great work we are trying to do for the queer community of Columbus!