Frogbelly and Symphony, 9 Volt Haunted House, Brian Straw at Happy Dog Wed, Mar 11th 2015

Come check us out on Wednesday 3/11/15 at The Happy Dog with Brian Straw along with the now touring Frogbelly and Symphony. It will be a diverse evening of music. Cheers!


An evening of creative sound, words, and performance art by Sean Ali (NY) // From Beyond…Space Beach // 9 Volt Haunted House // and
Miralia-Moyer-Lull with poet Russell Vidrick! (See descriptions below)
Friday June 13th – 8pm doors, 9pm show – $6 suggested donation greatly appreciated
Presented by the Mysterious Black Box and Guide To Kulchur Books

SEAN ALI (New York)
Double Bassist, composer, and improviser SEAN ALI from Dayton, Ohio has been living in New York City since 2003. There he participates in the city’s vibrant experimental music scene both as an outstanding performer and as a creative curator. His interest in improvisation in music led to studying jazz, but it also sparked his interest in non-Western musical traditions. Narrative and language play a large role in Sean’s music. This can be seen directly in his solo work, which consists of “text-pieces” that utilize a combination of spoken word and prepared and extended bass techniques. His current projects include: Fester with David Grollman (snare drum), Natura Morta with Frantz Loriot (viola) and Carlo Costa (drums), Hag with Brad Henkel (trumpet) and David Grollman (snare drum), PascAli with Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), LathanFlinAli with Lathan Hardy (alto sax) and Flin van Hemmen (drums), and Trismegistus with Joe Moffett (trumpet), Ben Gerstein (trombone) and Devin Gray (drums) . He is the founder and leader of a large ensemble of low-tone instruments called The Mudbath Orchestra. He is co-founder and member of the new music label Prom Night Records. He also co-curates the New York “floating” house-series Ze Couch with Pascal Niggenkemper. Sean Ali performs regularly in New York City and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.



Having wowed audiences at the Noise Lunches and the RCN Cave this year, this delightful synth-theater sound/light/movement/speech ensemble will perform their debut Guide To Kulchur set: “Hot or not?? Wind machine edition”- a lofi Spacebeach performance featuring Marcia Custer, Alyssa D’Amico, Josh Goran, and Beth Tree.


9 VOLT HAUNTED HOUSE (cleveland)
Seasoned veterans of electronic sound, Matt Cassidy + Craig Chojnicki combine synths, electronics, beats, vox, and homemade gear to create fantastic one-of-a-kind performances.
For this set, 9-Volt Haunted House will further dissect their DISCERN & DESCRY reel-to-reel tape found audio recording project.


Trip-ambient and aural hypnosis with guitar, synths, electronics, and vocals. Meditative, actuating, manifesting sound vibration by Lisa Miralia, J Kyle Moyer, and Steve Lull. For this performance, MML will be joined by wordsmith Russell Vidrick.

Russell Vidrick is the quiet mainstay of the myriad poetry & experimental sound communities of Cleveland, Ohio and has been for over twenty years. Russell’s work has been published in every major underground anthology that’s sprouted out of Cleveland and he has hosted readings at the Café Noir, Red Star, and the Brandt Gallery, as well as being the featured poet at various venues in Cleveland and beyond.

“His work hangs in the air where fire and brimstone intersect with the rites of passage and passion.” – Adam Brodsky


The Mysterious Black Box radio show broadcasts every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm on WCSB 89.3fm Cleveland, and over the internet worldwide at

. Host Lisa Miralia programs each show with a freeform and experimental music format.


8pm doors, 9pm show starts – $6 suggested donation greatly appreciated
Guide to Kulchur Books – 1386 W. 65th Street – Gordon Square Arts District – Cleveland, OH



One can find amazing things in rural Ohio.

Here are several video highlights/footage of 9-Volt Haunted House during this our year of 2012. I wish we could present here a more comprehensive look at our efforts during this past year, the breadth and width of which we seek to exploit further in 2013. Looking forward, we wish to dedicate several of these concepts to digital recording, spruced up and enjoyable for your convenience. 2013 is quickly shaping up to be a challenging and productive year. We (9VHH) will both be involved in this new, 2013 edition of the Cleveland Lottery League. We anticipate its influence on our work as well! For the time, please enjoy some of this footage and continue to cheer us on! We thank all of our special people who have aided us along the way.

Cheers and stay tuned!

-C. Randolph C.

Images taken by Sarah Biscuso on the night of 10/12/12 at the Black Cat Factory, DIY venue hosting
TORUS / Drug Frenzy / C. Randolph C. / For He Is the Harbinger of Death / Fire Death / Greg Rasp. Flyer by Rob Rosin.

These are photos taken from our recent trip to McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. We connected with Rt. 422 via 480 near Cleveland Ohio and followed almost nearly to the park, no toll roads or turnpike. Passing Warren and Youngstown, Ohio, it was a great day-trip out to Pennsylvania for some hiking and fantastic scenery. Most impressive, this park rivals some of our own local park systems here in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties. Well worth the excursion from Cleveland!

Found Object Photography