Patrick Cain

Saturday, 11 November – 7:30pm
Satori, 3003 Locust Street
$15 General Admission, $10 Students and Artists

Continuing our 9th season, Hearding Cats presents analog DIY inventors and improvisers Martin Freeman and Bbob Drake.  The duo will be performing improvised sets on instruments of their own design and construction, and will be accompanied by the video art of Patrick Cain.  Freeman and Drake take a measured, minimalist approach to the chaotic nature of improvisation on analog synthesizer, letting their instruments state their cases slowly and clearly… for analog synthesizers, at least. Please take a look at the links throughout this post and hear for yourself!

photo by r.nuuja

Martin Freeman is an improvising musician and instrument builder from Rochester, NY. He works predominantly with electronics instruments of his own design, which are inspired by voltage-controlled synthesizers from the 1940s to the present with special attention given to creating opportunities for uncertainty and surprising behavior. His performance practice typically involves provoking and wrangling unpredictable circuits in a web of knob-laden boxes that are covered in candy wrappers and collages.
Recordings are available through Freeman’s soundcloud.

 

Bbob Drake is a veteran legend of the American analog DIY scene, and in addition to his compositions, his website (fluxmonkey.com) is a resource for beginners and experts alike.

Patrick Cain lives and works in Washington DC. His recent work has had a strong focus in intermedia collaboration and performance.  Samples of his work can be found on Vimeo, as well as a video of a recent collaborative performance with Martin Freeman.