Frizzell’s teachers included Sun Ra, clarinetist Raymond Luedeke and video artist Douglas Davis. He is Professor of Sound and Converging Media at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Aber studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.
Our Recent Work
Bridge: Missouri River bridge as an instrument
The singing bridge at Highway 291, northeast of Independence, is a magnificent traffic-activated instrument. Its voice can be appreciated by nestling an ear on its metal understructure or attaching a contact microphone, as done here.
BRIDGE is offered as a meditation on crossing boundaries of all kinds.
BRIDGE = TRANS = ACROSS
HELIOPHONIE: Cell 11
“We are children of the sun–each and everyone.” — Sun Ra
Heliophonie (Sun Sound) places us inside the sun’s harmonic tones that ring every 4 minutes 48 seconds (heard on the solar gong). Overtones pulse in quadra-pole rotation (realized by the instrumentalists mixed in surround). Solar storms moving vigorously through the sun’s convection-zone are sonified by a series of “braided” instrumental duets.