Painting #1869

April 23, 2014

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painting #1869

Painting #1868

April 22, 2014

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painting #1868

Painting #1867

April 21, 2014

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painting #1867

Painting #1866

April 20, 2014

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painting #1866

Painting #1865

April 19, 2014

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painting #1865

Gigs, April 2014

April 19, 2014

April 11 @ Spotty Dog, Hudson NY
Tough Day Tubing: [NY MA]
Crank Sturgeon – violin, guitar, contact mics, voice
Al Margolis – viola, clarinet, alto clarinet
Steve Norton – reeds, electronics
Walter Wright – drums

April 12 @ Opensound, Somerville MA
The Young And The Restless: [Lowell, Westfield MA]
Ada Lee Kohl – keys
Walter Wright – drums
with
Ben Hersey, FOOM, Egg Eggs!

April 22 @ Cheap Seats, Cambridge MA
LOS CONDENADOS: [Boston, Lowell]
Chris Strunk – drums
Jules Vasylenko – bamboozle
Walter Wright – electronics

… and coming up in May and June

May 15 @ Washington St Arts, Somerville MA
LOS CONDENADOS: [Boston, Lowell]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Chris Strunk – drums
Jules Vasylenko – bamboozle
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Stephanie Lak – voice, cassettes, electronics

May 16 – 22 Lak Wright Duo East Breeze miniTour
Stephanie Lak – voice, cassettes, electronics
Walter Wright – electronics, drums
May 16 @ 119 Gallery, Lowell MA, with Andrea Pensado and Ben Bennett, Jack Wright, Chill City Icon
May 17 @ 119 Gallery, Lowell MA, recording
May 18 @ My Place Pizza, Poughkeepsie NY, with Al Margolis and Jonas Behrs, Mat Luczak
May 19 @ WUML 91.5FM Lowell, on Live From The Fallout Shelter with Steve Norton
May 20 @ Washington St Arts, Somerville MA, with Michael Rosenstein and Wei Zhongle
May 21 @ Popcorn Noir, Easthampton MA, with Jen Gelineau and Wei Zhongle
May 22 @ Whitehaus Family Record, Jamaica Plain MA, with Steve Norton and Wei Zhongle

May 24 -25 Tough Day Tubing miniTour
Crank Sturgeon – voice, guitar, violin, contact mics
Al Margolis – violin, clarinet, alto clarinet
Steve Norton – reeds of all kinds
Walter Wright – drums
May 24 @ ???, Montreal QC
May 25 @ IMOO, Ottawa ON

June 14 @ 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
TBA

June 29 @ The Armory, Somerville MA
Cage Variations III with 100 musicians, for Lou Cohen.

Hockey

April 18, 2014

For the past several weeks, Ryan Baker’s Fiasco has worked on Game Scores. Last night Ryan, dei, Lee and I played Hockey -

Players A B C and D each chose 5 primary sounds and 3 reserve sounds. Players are divided into 2 teams – A B vs C D. When several players are active – duos, trios and quartets – one player has the “puck” or lead. Players on the same team may pass the puck back and forth. Players on the opposing team may “check” the player with the puck.

Focus of the composition should be the “ordering” of the sound events, the group “klangfarbe” or tone color, the use of different tensions, and silences. The main concern is not so much with how things sound, as with how things work.

Player A signals the “downbeat” to start the score –

A B vs C D opening includes everyone, then solos, duos and trios.

A
B vs C
C D vs A
C
D vs B
A B vs C
B
A vs D
C D vs B
D
C vs A
A B vs D

A B vs C D closing “coda”

Offside: When primary sounds are no longer enough to sustain “play”, a player may add a reserve sound. Once added, continue to use the sound.

Icing: When adding a reserve sound is not sufficient, a short solo by any player may be performed.

Checking: Opposing players can “check” the player with the puck using one of their primary sounds.

Penalties: If a player makes a mistake and produces an unintended sound, s/he remains silent for a minute or longer.

The score is bracketed by 2 quartets, and includes 4 trios, 4 duos, and 4 solos. A total of 14 events lasting 1 – 2 minutes each produces a run time of approx 20 minutes per “period”, or 60 minutes per “game”, each game having 3 periods.

Painting #1864

April 18, 2014

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painting #1864

Painting #1863

April 17, 2014

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painting #1863

Painting #1862

April 16, 2014

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painting #1862


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