JEFF WITSCHER, ERIC FRYE, RASCHEL
JEFF WITSCHER live
Jeff Witscher was born 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.
ERIC FRYE live
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 have drawn comparisons to Ryoji Ikeda and Luc Ferrari. Frye’s latest recording, On Small Differences in Sensation, which includes texts by Fernando Zalamea, Inigo Wilkins, Andrée Ehresmann and Mathias Béjean, was released by Copenhagen-based imprint, Cejero. Frye organized the series, Exploring Compositional Epistemologies, which included an installation by Florian Hecker as well as lectures and performances by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Curtis Roads, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani, and James Hoff, at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. MN Artists called the series “an erudite survey of the fusion of technology, composition and performance exploring the intersections of time, knowledge, self-hood and sonic space.”
Manuel Riegler had been drumming in the bands ‘Wealth’, ‘Shrack’ and ‘Francis International Airport’ , among others. In 2022 he will release his debut album under his solo synonym ‘Raschel’.
Manuel Riegler aka Raschel, born in St. Poelten, Austria, lives and works in Vienna as a composer and percussionist of contemporary music. His practice intertwines field recordings and sound synthesis. Lately Manuel has written predominantly music for dance and performance.