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ECC Church Bell mashup live - last chance show!

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Concert and Performance Dates

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:02

The Church Bell Flash Mob crew poses in victoryLast year The ECC's TradeMark G. created a composition for church bells which played throughout October 2012, climaxing in a Church Bell Flash Mob that added a beat-matched electronic track DJ'd live from the street below... unique, to say the least. That was part of the great Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 project which included different bell compositions every month during 2012.

This Sunday there will be a concert of the six pieces from the last half of the year, featuring compositions by Derek DiCenzo, Brian Harnetty, Bobby Floyd and others. For ours we'll be restaging the electronic component as we did in October, a live duet of electronics on the street with the bells in the tower.  If you missed it at the flash mob, here's one last chance!  Don't worry about costumes; just come, listen, and enjoy.

WHAT:  "Finding Chime": The ECC Church Bell mashup live
WHEN:  This Sunday 2013.06.09 / 12:15pm
WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church / corner of Broad & 3rd Streets / Columbus, OH



RURobot? Robot Art Show this Friday

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Concert and Performance Dates

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 05:25

RURobot? Art Show posterRobots!  Who doesn't like robots? Those shiny, lovable, and oh-so anthropomorphic icons of the future have given us decades of dreams of owning our own guilt-free slaves... as well as nightmares about them becoming our guilt-free subjugators.

They've also given us decades of art.  Years ago it was all science fiction, back when the term was so new they pronounced it "ro-butt" with no emphasis on either syllable.  But now we live in the future, where actual robots make many of your mass-produced goods and a few find a place in the geekier homes for vacuuming duties.  And although the Roomba isn't as wise-cracking and multipurpose as Rosie from The Jetsons, it nonetheless bodes well for a bright future of robot butlers and metal maids for all.

The Evolution Control Committee joins the celebration with a new live performance exploring the vocoder, that unique device that makes your voice sound like a robot. Expanding on our two-part radio special we combine DJing with discussion and readings all about the surprising history of the vocoder, using music and text from Dave Tompkins' excellent book How To Wreck A Nice Beach.  Learn a little while gettin' down to some great retro robot jams!

WHAT: RURobot? Robot Art Show (presented by Gallery 831 & Art Party Columbus)
WHEN: This Friday, June 7th 2013  /  6p-9p (ECC after 7pm)
WHERE: Clayspace/Gallery 831  /  831 S. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206  [map]
HOW MUCH: ** Free! **

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Play With Our Toys! Saturday @ Connector Series

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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:12

Object TurntableEver wanted to try your hand playing our instruments like the Thimbletron or the VidiMasher 3000?  Here's your chance!

This Saturday TradeMark and Frilly will show off the Evolution Control Committee's arsenal of secret weaponry for the Connector Series at the Columbus Museum of Art.  We're honored that the CMA Center For Creativity picked us for the very first of the series, and we won't disappoint: for the first time ever we're inviting the general public to play with the gear with which we've performed hundreds of concerts worldwide.  We'll even have brand new installations set up as well, including the Wiimote Pillow Fight, the Kinect Theremin, and (shown here) the Object Turntable.

TradeMark's Playhouse will be open this Saturday only!  Don't miss it!

WHAT: The Columbus Museum Of Art and Center For Creativity present: Connector Series #1
WHEN: This Saturday afternoon, March 9th 2013, 1p-4p
WHERE: Columbus Museum Of Art, 480 East Broad Street, Columbus Ohio
HOW MUCH: Standard museum admission $12 / students $8 / free parking


Make sure to check out the Rothko exhibit too!



Low-Key ECC set @ BLUR this Saturday

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Thursday, 15 November 2012 19:37

Interesting show this weekend with a low-key off-beat ECC set plus great locals like Kevin Kennedy, Mike Textbeak, Jeff Chenault, and many others at BLUR at 400 W Rich St Saturday, a full show of Columbus electronic music! Great lineup put together by a great guy: James Davis of the Local Autonomy blog/site (who also just guested on my radio show!) ECC plays early, 5:30-6:30.

From the Facebook event page:

Mike Shiflet and Jeff Chenault
Trademark G. of Evolution Control Committee
Aaron Austen and DJ Push

Kevin Kennedy and James Johnson "The Fallen"

The result of collaboration between Local Autonomy, The Fuse Factory, Run 614, Push Productions, Ohio Vibe ( & Squared (

Saturday, November 17
400 W Rich (
$5 (All proceeds from door going to The Fuse Factory)

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