Concert and Performance Dates

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)

Church Bell Flash Mob!

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Sunday, 21 October 2012 10:17

TradeMark at Trinity Church[[ Update 2012.10.26: Rain shmain, we're doing it anyway! Actually chance of rain drops to 10% by 5pm, so come! ]]

TradeMark G.'s composition for church bells is currently ringing throughout downtown Columbus from the bells of Trinity Episcopal Church across from the Ohio statehouse, part of the great Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 project. TradeMark's piece plays through the end of October, with a closing reception on October 27 which I'm giddy with excitement over -- 'cuz we're gonna have a Church Bell Flash Mob.

At exactly 5pm this Saturday 2012.10.27 we will be on the street in front of the church (corner of Broad & 3rd), a motley collection of musicians, stilt-walkers, oddball artists, and a cast of short-attention span witnesses to this ten minute duet of church bells and electronic beats.  That's right -- beatmatched bells, tempo locked and in sync.

Ever heard that before?
No you haven't.

And likely won't ever again.  Don't miss this unique event, and don't be late -- the bells go off automatically at 5:02pm so we must be on time.  Don't bother showing up at 5:10pm; we'll be done and on our way to the Grass Skirt tiki bar for drinks & snacks to celebrate.

WHAT:  Church Bell Flash Mob
WHEN:  This Saturday 2012.10.27 / 5PM EXACTLY!
WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church / corner of Broad & 3rd Streets / Columbus, OH
HOW MUCH: Free!  And show up in costume!

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Here's a video of the full church bell composition for you to practice your street dance moves to:


Big thanks to Trinity Church and their carilloneur Nick!


ECC @ Floorian album release show this Saturday

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:06

Floorian show posterThe Evolution Control Committee... in a psychedelic rock show?

Why not?  "The weirder, the better" as psych-rock band Floorian put it to us, describing how they'd like their album release show to be.  This Saturday's show celebrates their release of their new album Cosmosiac, and jangly popsters Psychic Wheels are also on the bill.  Floorian's been around since 1997, refining their sound into "an ideal late-night listening experience" (as The Big Takeover described their previous album).

A TradeMark observation: This show has a dangerous range, in a good way... in Europe, ECC frequently shared the bill with a wide variety of bands in many genres.  In the USA, it's often much narrower.  Nice to get on a local bill like this.  :-)

I can tell you that The ECC will bring the VidiMasher 3000.
I can't tell you just what you'll hear come out of it.
This is the last ECC show for the near future.

WHAT: Floorian album release party w/The ECC and Psychic Wheels
WHEN: This Saturday July 28th, 2012
WHERE: Rumba Cafe / 2507 Summit Street / Columbus, OH



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