Eric Frye, Sean Pierce Sumler, Daryl Seaver & Jeff Witscher

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Eric Frye | (Minneapolis, MN)
Minneapolis-based composer and sound-artist Eric Frye has been building and channeling his fine-tuned hybrid of modular synthesis and detailed, digital processing for the past decade. Frye's immersive live sets and recorded works launch listeners deep into a mirror universe of auditory illusions (think Shepard Tones, Tritone Paradox, etc), acoustical imagery, and slanted compositional forms.

Sean Pierce Sumler | (Portland, OR)
Modular-synth whisperer, sound designer, and one-half of Portland-based, industrial-techno duo ASSS, Sean Pierce Sumler's solo work often shifts between pristinely-produced moody techno, progressive synth-pop, and more abstract compositions that are glued together by his razor-sharp rhythmic sense, brilliantly processed samples, and his heavily personal grasp on both synthesis and sound design. Following up the heady, floor-ready techno of Sumler's MOTOR debut--the impressive Transit EP--Sumler has deconstructed and sliced up the finer points of his previous effort to sprawling effect on his upcoming, self-released album Symbiotic Pulse System (And Me). Scope out the preview in the link above for a glimpse into what we can expect.

Daryl Seaver & Jeff Witscher | (Portland, OR)
Mathematician and avant-composer Daryl Seaver's rise to underground consciousness came with the release of a bouncy, jazzy techno 12" under her Samantha Vacation alias for the L.I.E.S. imprint. Released in 2013, Samantha's Vacation/Postcards From Mssr Perdu offered two enjoyably quirky and functional dance-floor tracks, but they overshadowed Seaver's greater penchant toward meticulously-crafted broken-beat journeys that are often loaded with twisting, disharmonious synth passages that stutter, swerve, and run the frequency spectrum. Seaver's bizarre and time-shifting explorations were finally released with full-length Must Not have Been MNRB To Begin Wit, which dropped on Jeff Witscher's Salon imprint back in January. For this collaborative performance, Seaver will actually be joined by Witscher, who, through his pile of assorted monikers--Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky, Rene Hell (and more)--has explored crushing power-electronics, guitar-powered gutter-drones, drifting ambient pieces, bleak, hazy synth movements, and most recently a heavily processed approach to Musique Concréte-esque sound collaging. Throughout Witscher's voracious and seemingly ceaseless exploration, he somehow always gets his personal and mysterious layers draped over everything he approaches. We're excited to hear what these two very singular artists present together.
**Text by Joel Shanahan

Doors 8:30pm Show 9:00pm
All Ages, $7
Proceeds go directly to the performers and S1.
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