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The Main Library hosts a series of experimental music nights

The Main Library hosts a series of experimental music nights

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If you think of Ross playing his keyboard synthesizer on “Friends” when you hear the words “experimental music,” then you need to swing by the Main Library and listen to some real musicians push the limits of genre and sound.

Electric Inertia
Jonathan Hancock will play trumpet and piano simultaneously, accompanied by a cellist, while manipulating reel-to-reel projectors.

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Reading Garden Lounge

Neato Torpedo
Cincinnati's own legendary noise weirdoes.

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Popular Library Lounge

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Gentle ambient Fender Rhodes electric piano accompanied by a participatory multidimensional audio book sound collage.

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, Popular Library Lounge

Charlie Tekulve
Immersive soundscapes from a local video game composer.

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Popular Library Lounge

Experimental Halloween
Enjoy a screening of the 1922 silent horror classic “Nosferatu” with a live soundtrack performed by various circuit benders and other experimental musicians. Experience the sounds of a Theremin, the quintessential "spooky sounds" instrument.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Popular Library Lounge.

Watch a video of the Aug. 22 program, Early Tunnels, featuring guitar and saxophone music performed by Pete Fosco and Jon Lorenz here. The Main Library is located at 800 Vine Street, downtown Cincinnati. For more information, contact Music Reference Librarian Steven Kemple at 513-369-6917.

PHOTOS: (Top) David William plays a variety of homemade electro-acoustic instruments during the first experimental music night at the Main Library Aug. 8.