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, Some Consequences of Four Incapacities, was released in November 2015 by Portland-based imprint, Salon.
In January 2015 Frye organized the series, Exploring Compositional Epistemologies, which included an installation by Florian Hecker as well as lectures and performances by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Curtis Roads, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani, and James Hoff, at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. Currently, he is developing a multisensory performance with researcher Simone Niquille, in addition to preparing material for a full length LP which will include texts by French mathematician Andrée Ehresmann and Colombian philosopher Fernando Zalamea. The next exhibition of Frye’s work will be in September 2016 as part of a group show curated by Tetsuya Yamada. He has forthcoming albums on Cejero, Sympathy Limited, and Anòmia.
“Drawing on conceptual motivations coming from Charles Sanders Peirce's studies on nerve excitations, Eric Frye produces an outstanding concrete sheafification of sounds.” – Fernando Zalamea
“Frye's sound pieces emerge as an artistic expression of novelty and freedom, which, by Georg Cantor’s popular quote, is indeed the essence of mathematics.” – Andrei Rodin
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.