Archive for March, 2017

w2 recorded March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Amplified drums and AVSynth. Still working on ideas for Egregoros tomorrow, brushes only on open snare. Mixed in Audacity, drums pushed left, electronics right.

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Painting #2942

March 31, 2017


painting #2942

Gigs March, 2017

March 31, 2017

XFest 2017 PreParty
March 2 at Deep Thoughts, Jamaica Plain MA
We ring in this year’s XFest with a pre-show celebration. Improvisors and artists from Boston and beyond warm up, by playing in on-the-spot-ensembles. We welcome everyone, especially those interested in playing next year’s festival.

Stephanie Marie Germaine, Al Margolis, Sam Potrykus, Joe Brown, Nick Williams, Conrad Benjamin, Allison, Jeff, Emma Leavitt, James Moore, Matthew Dunlap, Jared Standish, Alaina Stamatis, Kristin Mendes, Pete

XFest 2017
March 3-5 at Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke MA
Friday
  7:30p – Dacey, Cloaca, FOAM, Sawyer [1]
  7:45p – Groenendaal, Paul K-G, Karlson, Kovak, Turek [2]
  8:00p – Dailey, Moshe, Mouth, Theftable, Haworth [3]
  8:15p – Balter, Luczak, RipRap, Allison [1]
  8:30p – Benjamin, Collins, Chremos, Mulhall [2]
  8:45p – Brown, Derderian, Friedman, Hadge [3]
  9:00p – Margolis, Prato, Xhrist [1]
  9:15p – Ahern, Allen, Craft, Hampson, Rivera [2]
  9:30p – Robidoux, Wright, Spreaders [3]
  9:45p – Hagan, Shen, Strunk [1]
10:00p – Crean, Goodarz, Kane, Mc [2]
10:15p – Kivela, Leetmaa, Nesse, Tracy [3]
10:30p – Ingalls, Pensado, Slippy, Barrett, Pelchat [1]
10:45p – Peters, Potrykus, Bosse, Downing [2]
11:00p – Grollman, Matlock [3]
RoboRob, Claire Elizabeth Barratt – DJ & GoGo dancer

Saturday
  1:00p – Improv 101 with Walter Wright
  2:30p – Acoustic Playtime with Duane Ingalls & EJ Hampson
  4:00p – Space Balm Ritual with Asimina Chremos

  6:00p – Bosse, Derderian, Margolis, Matlock, Pelchat [1]
  6:15p – Chremos, Ingalls, Nesse, Robidoux, Xhrist [2]
  6:30p – Azevedo, Groenendaal, Luczak, Mc [3]
  6:45p – Dacey, Paul K-G, Margolis, Moore, Peters, RipRap [1]
  7:00p – Allen, Kane, Kivela, Pensado, Allison [2]
  7:15p – Balter, Graham, Theftable, Turek [3]
  7:30p – Friedman, Peters, Weston [1]
  7:45p – Hadge, Potrykus, Prato, Slippy, Haworth [2]
  8:00p – Karlson, Landis, Mouth, Strunk [3]
  8:15p – Brown, Hughes, Mygan [1]
  8:30p – Ahern, Barrett, Serrambana, Tracy [2]
  8:45p – Craft, Crean, Germaine, Leetmaa, Downing [3]
  9:00p – Benjamin, Grollman, Kontak [1]
  9:15p – Dacey, Rivera, Spreaders [2]
  9:30p – Cloaca, Paul K-G, Burnett [3]
  9:45p – Eisenberg, Hagan, Shen, Mygan, Wright [1]
RoboRob, Claire Elizabeth Barratt – DJ & GoGo dancer

Sunday
12:00p – Kane Wright Duo
12:30p – Peter Cassino Art Ensemble
  1:00p – Les Trois Etoiles
  2:30p – EMU
  3:00p – Viewer
  3:30p – Donkey NoNo
  4:00p – Chremos Groenendaal Theftable Trio
  4:30p – Weeping Bong Band

March 7 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Shnth, mixer
Walter Wright – acoustic drum kit
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

John Trudeau’s Birthday Party
March 11 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Shnth, mixer
MFDJr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Bunnies, John Trudeau, Zwei

March 12 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound

March 18 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Kristiana Hubley, Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound

March 22 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros –
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Bonnie Kane’s Experimental Series
March 23 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Walter Wright – solo drums, percussion
with
Jenifer Gelineau, Willie Gussin, Bonnie Kane, Vitek Kruta, Scott Prato

March 25 at Al’s house, Chester NY
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinets, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – PeterB synth

March 26 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound

March 28 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

w2 recorded March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017


The tompak (official Persian name) (تنپک, تنبک, دنبک، تمپک), also tombak, donbak, dombak or zarb (ضَرب or ضرب), is a goblet drum from Persia (ancient Iran). It is considered the principal percussion instrument of Persian music. The tonbak is normally positioned diagonally across the torso while the player uses one or more fingers and/or the palm(s) of the hand(s) on the drumhead, often (for a ringing timbre) near the drumhead’s edge. Sometimes tonbak players wear metal finger rings for an extra-percussive “click” on the drum’s shell. Tonbak virtuosi perform solos lasting ten minutes or more. The tompak had been used to create a goblet drum.

Amplified drums and AVSynth (audio only). Exploring ideas for Egregoros this coming weekend, brushes on open snare sound like a tompak. Mixed in Audacity, drums pushed left, electronics right.

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Painting #2941

March 30, 2017


painting #2941

Painting #2940

March 29, 2017


painting #2940

Egregoros recorded March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

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Christos Koulendros – saz
Walter Wright – amplified drum kit

“It is sometimes referred to as the saz (from the Persian ساز‎, meaning an instrument), it is also sometimes referred to as the “cura”, although the term “saz” actually refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Iranian music, Azeri music, Kurdish music, Assyrian music, Armenian music, and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries. Instruments resembling today’s bağlama have been found in archaeological excavations of Sumerian and Hittite mounds in Anatolia dating before Common Era, and in ancient Greek works.”
~ Wikipedia

Getting ready for a gig at Chailey Mansion, coming up this weekend. We’ll be joined by Gregory Kowalski, live video, and Shereen Salem, movement.

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Painting #2939

March 28, 2017


painting #2939

Painting #2938

March 27, 2017


painting #2938

Painting #2937

March 26, 2017


painting #2937