Painting #2760

September 30, 2016

painting #2760

Gigs September, 2016

September 30, 2016

Downtown First Thursday
September 1 on Middlesex Canal, Lowell MA
Sound Installation
Rick Breault – drone; Joe Brown – drone; Michael F Dailey Jr – in car vocals; Stephanie Marie Germaine – in car vocals, radio; Bill T Miller – drone; Edward Sears Read – drone; Walter Wright – drone, field recordings, AVSynth

September 1 at 110 Canal Gallery, Lowell MA
Video Installation
Lowell: Canals, Sockhop, Appleton Mills; 2012 (11min)
Lowell: Riverwalk; 2014 (12min)
Fall 2015; 2015 (12min)
AVSynth; 2016 (11min)

September 2 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Christos Koulendros – all things analogue
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

September 4 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Kristiana Hubley, Ofri Rieger, Andrea Rios – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

September 13 at Hopewell Creative Arts Studio, Hopewell NJ
2 Wrights {don’t make a wrong!}:
Zach Darrup – guitar
Jack Wright – reeds
Walter Wright – AVSynth, audio only

Open Jam
September 14 at Spring Garden Music, Philadelphia PA
Ben Bennett – percussion
Zach Darrup – guitar
Jack Wright – reeds
Walter Wright – AVSynth

High Zero Festival of Improvised Music
September 15 at The Theatre Project, Baltimore MD
Group 4:
Eames Armstrong – electronics, movement
Jenny Moon Tucker – tenor, alto sax
Zachary Watkins – guitar
Walter Wright – AVSynth, audio & video

September 16 at The Theatre Project, Baltimore MD
Group 3:
Asimina Chremos – movement
Samuel Burt – daxophone, bass clarinet
Maria Usted – sound art
Noelle Tolbert – movement
Walter Wright – AVSynth, audio only

September 17 at The Theatre Project, Baltimore MD
Duo 4:
Bushmeat Sound System – electronics
Walter Wright – drums

Elka Bong Tour
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, viola, contact mics, objects
Walter Wright – drums, electronics, AVSynth

September 19 @ Art Rat Studios, Roanoke VA
September 20 @ Black Iris Gallery, Richmond VA
September 21 @ Nightlight, Chapel Hill NC
September 22 @ Tua Lingua, N Charleston SC
September 23 @ Superfun, Gainesville FL
September 24 @ Rain Dogs, Jacksonville FL
September 27 @ Audiotheque, Miami Beach FL
September 28 @ The Bunker, Tampa Bay FL
September 29 @ Eyedrum, Atlanta GA
September 30 @ Southside Studio, Chattanooga TN
October       1 @ Blackbird Tattoo, Nashville TN
October       2 @ It Looks Like It’s Open, Columbus OH
October       3 @ The Spaghetti Warehouse, Pittsburgh PA
October       4 @ Rhizome DC, Washington DC

October 10 at O’Brien’s Pub, Allston MA
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Chris Strunk – drums
Walter Wright – electronics

October 14 at Church of the Advent, Boston MA
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, viola, contact mics, objects
Walter Wright – drums, electronics

Painting #2759

September 29, 2016

painting #2759

Painting #2758

September 28, 2016

painting #2758

Fall Tour 2016: Day 15

September 27, 2016

Still at Al’s parents’ house, early breakfast, debate recycles endlessly on MSNBC, our last day. We hide out on the porch, leave for our gig ‘round 2:30pm, down I95 S all the way to Miami Beach, to South Florida Art Center, our venue Audiotheque is on the second floor, Gustavo Matamoros meets us at the back door, we load in, setup, run our sound check. Rat Bastard arrives, sets up, run his sound check. Thollem McDonas joins us, we head over to Cafe’ at Books & Books, Angela C Villa joins us for ‘happy hour,’ craft beer $4, dinner specials $7. Good food, good beer, good conversation. We head back to the venue.

[pic, driving]

The lineup for tonight –

Rat Bastard – electronics
Elka Bong


Gustavo’s room is fairly small, as a result 20+ people is a full house, Rat Bastard leads off, electronica, basically a DJ set with a little noise thrown in, retro, very listenable. We’re up. I have figured out the patch kick the sound with contact mic. The sound is now working more closely with the video. We finish the set, short Q&A, then Thollem asks us to play an audio only set. We finish the audio only set, more Q&A. There’s quite a bit of interest in the AVSynth as instrument and as a concept. Glad I went out on tour, learning a lot more about the AVSynth as an instrument and, perhaps more importantly, people’s perception of the complete presentation, audio and video.

Al records both sets, here, and here.

We pack up, load out, back to Al’s parents’ house, in bed by 12 midnight.

Painting #2757

September 27, 2016

painting #2757

Fall Tour 2016: Day 14

September 26, 2016

I update my blog, edit and post sound files, post videos, answer email. No gig tonight, day off.

Painting #2756

September 26, 2016

painting #2756

Fall Tour 2016: Day 13

September 25, 2016

We sleep in, late breakfast, pack up. We hop on I75 S to the Florida’s Turnpike, around Orlando, Rte 528 W to I95 S to Delray Beach FL. We arrive at Al’s parents’ house in time to go out for dinner. No gig tonight, day off.

Painting #2755

September 25, 2016

painting #2755