Wednesday 21 September 2016, 8pm
“Witscher is a notoriously unique artist, a magnetic and nomadic SoCal intellectual everyman. An avid chess player, he occupies the role of both trickster and aesthete, an embodied example of a time where experimental ideas and attitudes travel fluidly between the club and gallery.” – Bill Kouligas / PAN
“Witscher works minimally and sonically with hyperactive gestures, long streams of transforming material and pointillist events. Space, volume, timing and movement are all treated with equal importance to the material used, resulting in constantly moving, sliding activity.” – FACT
Eric Frye is a composer, artist, and curator. Exploring non-orientable sonic surfaces, Frye operates between the disciplinary boundaries of sound, philosophy, linguistics, and mathematics. His live performances and installations are focused towards a recalibrated layering of multi-channel diffusions. Simultaneously dissociative and palpable, Frye’s compositions activate an interplay between material and immaterial. His latest recording, On Small Differences in Sensation, which includes texts by Fernando Zalamea, Inigo Wilkins, Andrée Ehresmann and Mathias Béjean, was released by Copenhagen-based imprint, Cejero.
Frye’s work has been shown at Hangar Art Centre, Barcelona; Audio Visual Arts, New York City; Rochester Art Center, Minnesota; Variform Gallery, Oregon: and more. He has performed extensively in the US, UK, Europe, and Asia alongside artists such as Beatriz Ferreyra, Rashad Becker, Curtis Roads, Jeff Witscher, Ben Vida, at venues including Berghain Kantine (DE), ISSUE Project Room (NY), Cafe OTO (UK), Les Instants Chavirés (FR), WWWβ (JP). In October 2016 Frye was artist in residence at EMS Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm. He has forthcoming releases on Anòmia, and Further Records.
"Frye presents a suite of uncompromising, fractured electronics at once recalling the spattered tangle of Keith Fullerton Whitman's recent generations, the chess-like stratagem of Rene Hell, and the incisive freakiness of Florian Hecker." – Boomkat
"I feel like I’ve been subjected to some form of clinical trials / research on how sound can alter one's spatial awareness. Unless you happen to have a deathwish - do not attempt to listen to this whilst driving." – Norman Records
Jeff Witscher was born in 1983 in Long Beach, California and currently manages his own cleaning company Vincent's Expert Cleaners in Portland, Or. He has recorded under a few different names, Rene Hell perhaps being the most known. He is an avid chess player & spends most of his time working, cleaning, & reading. He focuses on making sound composition with his computer, merging organic field recordings with computer generated synthesis, attempting strong narratives for his live performances. Recent solo recordings include Bifurcating a Resounding No!, 2014; Meclu, 2013; Vanilla Call Option, 2013.
Albino Sound is a solo project of Hirotaka Umetani – Producer/Multi-intsrumentalist.
While producing music based on his heart Krautrock to New Age, fusing elements from contemporary bass music and electronic sounds, He is to be invited and joined RBMA in 2014. His producer pulse covers variety of work, now he is taking part of making soundtracks for the documentary film series in “THE DAY MAGAZINE” and so on.
While producing imaginary tracks, He has also performed on some leading festival in Japan including “Taico Club” , sometimes collaborated with outstanding artists as Berlin based Sayaka Botanic from group A.
In October 2015, he has released his debut album “Cloud Sports”(P-Vine Records) having invited AOKI takamasa as an mixing engineer. His latest release is in March 2016, “From The Underwear” EP on STRUCT which is run by O.N.O from THE BLUE HERB.