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ECC at SubGenius X-Day and Starwood 2015

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Concert and Performance Dates

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:56

X-Day logoIt always seemed like those fans of The Evolution Control Committee would have good overlap with The Church Of The SubGenius.  The long-running clench-klatch of Bob"-worshippers has been at it for decades and since 1998 have been expecting X-Day any year now, when the SubGenius faithful will be swept up in party UFOs while the remaining pinks and normals are clear-cut wholesale from the earth.

This year is 18X-Day and The Evolution Control Committee will join the throngs with our songs (again, that is -- we've been doing this for a few years now).  Hopefully the extra noise will help attract the UFOs for real this year; past years have fallen well short of the "Whole Camp Missing" headline desired for July 5 (presumably the date's certain, just not the year).  Regardless of success, it's a lot like sex: it's fun just trying.  And with bedmates like The Amino Acids, Ask Dr. Hal, Mystery Penis Of America, and Rev. Suzie The Fluzie, how can you miss?

WHAT: The Church Of The SubGenius X-Day XVIII
WHEN: June 30 - July 5, 2015 (ECC performs Friday July 3 at 10pm)
WHERE: Wisteria Campground, southern Ohio
HOW MUCH: (see their web page)

Starwood logoAnd then there's Starwood, the even-longer-running (35 years!) pagan festival which is conveniently at the same campground the following weekend.  SubGenius types have suggested there's good reason to think that the Starwood types would appreciate The ECC's participation so this year we're taking the hint.  The ECC will perform at Starwood and additionally lead a workshop called "How To Reproduce Without Having Children".

WHAT: Starwood 35
WHEN: July 7 - July 13, 2015
WHERE: Wisteria Campground, southern Ohio
HOW MUCH: (see their tickets page)


Maker Faire 2015

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General ECC News

Monday, 11 May 2015 06:15

See us at Maker Faire! This year is the 10th Maker Faire.  Frankly, it should be on every geek's bucket list.  We've participated many times, performing at five Bay Area Maker Faires starting with the very first ten years ago.  It's been five years since our last one, a mind-blowing treasure trove of artistic and technology nerdy delights that packed in 100,000 people then -- a little scary imagining what it will like now...

We won't have to imagine for long: it happens this weekend and we'll be there.  Participating for our first time in five years, we're flying to San Mateo California and signed on for the full ride:

  • Performance: The Evolution Control Committee performs with the nanoTar, and probably the Wheel Of Mashup, and very likely the Thimbletron too.  Yes, we're still figuring it out, but so are they -- this Maker Faire page lists SEVEN performances for us.  I suspect 3 in a single day would be fatal.  Now that we're on-site we've figured out the truth: ECC performs Saturday 7:30p to 8p on the Tesla Stage in the Fiesta Hall, right next to our booth.
    >>> Maker Faire page
  • Booth: See and interact with custom music inventions we perform with such as the VidiMasher 3000! Get into a Wiimote Pillow Fight! Kinect hacks! The ECC invites you in to our toy box, our first booth since Maker Faire number one!  Located in the Fiesta Hall right next to the stage/video screen.
    >>> Maker Faire page
  • Presentation: Kinect Hacking In Max/MSP. Ever wanted to control something with the mere wave of your hand? Or play with 3D/depth sensing on the cheap? The $30 Kinect sensor is your answer. This primer is an introduction to Kinect hacking in Max/MSP. Saturday 1:30-2p on the Make:Electronics stage.
    >>> Maker Faire page

THANKS to Sherry Huss and Maker Faire for reaching out to us and making our participation possible!


Church Bell Concert in Columbus Dispatch

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Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:16

Brief write-up on tomorrow's church bell concert in today's Columbus Dispatch:

Columbus Dispatch logo
From staff and wire reports Saturday June 8, 2013 8:22 AM

Bells concert on tap at Trinity Episcopal Church



Carillonneur Nick Tepe will play six commissioned pieces of music on the bells at Trinity Episcopal Church, Downtown at Broad and 3rd streets, at noon on Sunday.

The works were created for the Columbus bicentennial project “Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012.”

Composers are Derek DiCenzo, Bobby Floyd, Mark Flugge, Mark Gunderson, Brian Harnetty and Richard J. Smoot. The concert is free.

For details, visit www.columbuspublic


TradeMark Gunderson MFA Show/Installation

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General ECC News

Saturday, 21 February 2015 07:53

TradeMark G will soon have a masters degree in Art & Technology, partially thanks to this art show.  It's up for another month (through March 21, 2015) and if you're anywhere near Columbus Ohio don't miss this show: incredible works from over a dozen artists about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world.  TradeMark G's installation, Variations For A Door And A Sigh, tells the story of birdless wings and wingless birds through four microphones, three AutoTuned doors, and a mysterious dark room filled with artifacts.

Phase Shift: Department of Art, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to Saturday, March 21, 2015
Urban Arts Space


Saturday, February 21, 5-7PM

Urban Arts Space presents the work of graduating Ohio State University Master of Fine Arts candidates. The product of three years of intensive studio work, research, and experimentation, Phase Shift: Department of Art, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition highlights the accomplishments of a diverse group of emerging artists. 


Artwork from:

Diana Abells
Natalia Arbelaez
Jeni Hansen Gard
TradeMark Gunderson 
Chris Harvey
Alyssa Johnson 
Michael McDevitt
Shane McGeehan
Maija Miettinen-Harris
Pete Morgan
Liam O’Connor
Paul Scott Page
Sarah Schultz
Zac Weinberg


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