Rene Hell / Eric Frye / Heavy Lifting
Rene Hell (PAN)
Jeff Witscher was born in 1983 in Long Beach, California and currently manages his own cleaning company Vincent's Expert Cleaners in Portland, Or. He has recorded under a few different names, Rene Hell perhaps being the most known. He is an avid chess player & spends most of his time working, cleaning, & reading. He focuses on making sound composition with his computer, merging organic field recordings with computer generated synthesis, attempting strong narratives for his live performances. Recent solo recordings include Bifurcating a Resounding No!, 2014; Meclu, 2013; Vanilla Call Option, 2013.
Eric Frye (Anomia/Salon)
Eric Frye is a composer, artist, and curator. Exploring non-orientable sonic surfaces, Frye operates between the disciplinary boundaries of sound, philosophy, linguistics, and mathematics. His live performances and installations are focused towards a recalibrated layering of multi-channel diffusions. Simultaneously dissociative and palpable, Frye’s compositions activate an interplay between material and immaterial. His latest recording, Some Consequences of Four Incapacities, was released in November 2015 by Portland-based imprint, Salon.
In addition to curating the series, Exploring Compositional Epistemologies, which included an installation by Florian Hecker, he has worked with several notable thinkers and researchers including Fernando Zalamea, Andrée Ehresmann, Simone Niquille, and Andrei Rodin. He has forthcoming albums on Cejero, Sympathy Limited, and Anòmia.
Heavy Lifting is Lucy writing confused live code in TidalCycles. What do you say to the man who wants to make rotten egg [sic]? Good luck.