Our January 2014 Frequency Fridays show features free improv jazz Karma Flute Duo (Cheryl Pyle + Premik Russell Tubbs, NYC), electronic experimental musician Jessica Rylan (CA), and experimental drone duo Scenic Railroads (Mike Shiflet + Joe Panzner, CMH). Date: Friday, January 3, 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.
About the performers:
New York based flutist and composer Cheryl Pyle integrates many styles into her creative works. The versatile flutist received her BA in music from the University of California at Berkeley. She has appeared at such jazz clubs as the Blue Note, Seventh Avenue South, Angry Squire, Kave Haz, the Garage, Cornelia Street Café, CBGB’s Art Gallery, St. Peter’s Church, Amazonas, Fat Baby’s, Abc No Rio, Culturefix, Bar on A and Birdland. Ms Pyle has performed and recorded with such fine musicians as Joe Lovano, Fred Hersch, Mark Soskin,Tom Harrell, David Phelps, Billy Bang, Danilo Perez, Nick Gianni, Chuck Loeb, Michael Cochrane, Ben Monder, Billy Hart, Adam Nussbaum, Duduka Fonseca, Charlie Haden, James Williams, John Abercrombie, Paul Motian, Peter Washington, Rez Abassi, Atma Anur and others. She has recorded on Contemporary and Chesky Records with Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden and Paul Motion. Her lyrics have been recorded on Atlantic, Justin Time, Muse and Concord Records. She has cds out on the 11th street music label-Dalle Alle, Til Soon, Surreal, 9 Flute Duos, Inside Dialogue, Soul Dust , Sound Sculptures , Green Underworld, 13 Stories , 9 Improvisations for 9, DUO Live at ABC NO RIO , DUO Live at Downtown Music Gallery and Far Out.
Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar. Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.
Jessica Rylan is a sound artist and electronic musician who, for many years lived and performed in the Boston area, where she grew up. The main focus of her work to date has been the design and construction modular synthesizers which use analog electronic circuits to create a diversity of sounds. She uses her synthesizers in installations at galleries and also in her high-energy, live musical performances. She has performed extensively throughout New England and has also undertaken several national tours which have taken her from Boston all the way to Seattle and San Francisco. She has also performed in Europe on several occasions, from Russia to Norway. She has also performed live on the radio and was featured in a PBS documentary in March, 2003. She has created sound installations for such places as the LIST Gallery for Visual Arts at MIT, the Boston Center for Contemporary Art, Bard College, the Berwick Research Institute and the Massachusetts College of Art. She has an MFA in electronic music from Bard College, Avondale-on-Hudson, New York and has received grants from the Penny McCall Foundation and the LEF Foundation. She also has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UMass/Lowell. Currently, she is a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University. When she is not working on her graduate studies or her electronic music business, Flower Electronics, she likes to ride horses.
Mike Shiflet is a sound artist living in Columbus, Ohio. His performance technique involves a combination of several analog noise generators with Macintosh computer and software, usually resulting in a mix of rich drones and fluttering, frequency-jumping noises. In addition to recording as a solo artist, he has been involved in a variety of groups ranging from the violin-led improv group Burning Star Core and the laptop duo Scenic Railroads to performance troupe Noumena and cathartic sludge/noise band Sword Heaven. From 1998 until 2008, he ran GMBY Records (known as Gameboy before legal threats from Nintendo) and released exactly 100 albums by improv and noise artists from across the globe. His newest releases include The Choir, the Army (2012), Merciless (2011), Sufferers (2011), and Llanos (2010).
Joe Panzner is a computer musician and audio engineer from Columbus, OH with over a decade of experience in electronic and experimental music production. His sound work draws on the live electronic music of John Cage and David Tudor, the long-form memory experiments of Morton Feldman, and the digital extremism of Peter Rehberg, Florian Hecker, Zbigniew Karkowski, Dion Workman, and Kevin Drumm. In addition to his solo performance and composition, he records and performs with scenic railroads alongside fellow computer/electronics musician Mike Shiflet and in an ongoing collaboration with percussionist Greg Stuart.