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Gigs, May 2013

May 31, 2013

May 1 @ 119 Gallery
Grau Garten: Marc Bisson – guitar, objects; deiX – voice, electronics; Gregory Kowalski – live video; Steve Norton – reeds, percussion, celesta; Walter Wright – drums, electronics
with
Charles Blondy Cosseron Trio

May 3 @ 119 Gallery
Moonlighting: Rick Breault – poet, found sound, laptop; Joe Burgio – movement; Michael F Dailey Jr – drums, voice, mayhem; Peter Eliopoilos – poet; Mike Fun – analog synth; Paul Kafka Gibbons – movement; Christos Koulendros – electronics; Mystic Out-Bop Review – band of inlaws; i’d m Theftable – himself; Walter Wright – drums, electronics, video

May 8 @ Aviary, Jamaica Plain MA
One-Armed Mist: ARKM Foam – tape decks, objects; Walter Wright – drums, electronics
with
Tooms

May 10 @ 186 Carpenter, Providence RI
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
KidVid aka Arvid Tomayko, Telesthesia, Phemale

May 11 @ Opensound, Somerville MA
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Auddity, Glynis Lomon, Jack Wright

May 11 @ Sonorium, Salem MA
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Kit Demos, Kevin Frenette, John McLellan, Wisteriax, Jack Wright

May 16 @ Cheap Seats 6, Cambridge MA
Unfortunately unable to get a ride, I missed this one.

May 23 @ 119 Gallery
BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics, percussion; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Laurie Amat, Reed Altemus and Josh Ronson

May 24 @ ???, Laconia NH
BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Reed Altemus and Josh Ronson

May 27 @ Memorial Day Potluck BBQ, 119 Gallery
Dacey Wright Duo: Kevin Dacey & Walter Wright – drums
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P.K.D.: Mitch Ahern – swampthing 2; Marc Bisson – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Wei Zhongle, Shenzhen, AYKROYD, The Only Things, and Joe Brown

Gigs, February 2013

February 28, 2013

February 8 @ 119 Gallery
Solos, duets and other configurations featuring
CJ Boyd – electric bass guitar and Jessica Pavone – violin
with Kit Demos – upright bass, electronics; Luther Gray – drums, percussion; Steve Norton – reeds, celesta, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics, drums

February 16 Opensound @ Third Life Yoga, Somerville MA
bodydrama: Joe Burgio – movement with Lou Cohen – laptop; Forbes Graham – trumpet; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics; Andrea Pensado – laptop, zither; Matt Samolis – flute
Live movement & soundtrack for the film Fall of the House of Usher [1928]

February 21 FleXFest @ floft, Boston MA
flandrew’s pre XFest party with Walter Wright – electronics with many more.

February 23 XFest 2013 @ UnchARTed, Lowell MA
XFest 2013 Jazz & Poetry
Disembodied Poetics: Rick Breault – laptop; Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – drums
with local poets Stephen Anstey and Michael Hoerman
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Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics

February 24 XFest 2013 @ Lowell Telecommunications Corp, Lowell MA
XFest 2013 Local Bands
One-Armed Mist: Steve Norton – reeds; Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics

February 28 @ floft, Boston MA
Katt Hernandez – violin with Joe Burgio – movement; fleisenberg – drums; Steve Norton – reeds; Andrea Pensado – laptop, voice

Gigs, December 2012

December 31, 2012

December 8 @ HoGO, Manchester NH
Grau Garten: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice, electronics; Gregory Kowalski – live video; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics; Walter Wright – toy drums, electronics

December 14 @ Spectrum, New York NY
The Last Super Coda of the Year
Apocalypso: Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics with Joe Burgio – movement
We are the “house band”
with Michael Hafftka, Valerie Kuehne, Brian Questa, Johnny Reinhard, Michael Vincent Waller. Produced by Valerie.

December 15 @ Opensound, Somerville
Grau Garten: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – vocals, electronics; Gregory Kowalski – video; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics; Walter Wright – toy drums, electronics
with Ellen Band, Jorrit Dijkstra, Jeremy Flower, Junko Fujiwara, Eric Hofbauer, Andrew Neumann, Eric Rosenthal. Produced by Lou Bunk and Lou Cohen

December 21 @ The Spotty Dog, Hudson NY
Margolis Wright Duo: Al Margolis – electronics, objects; Walter Wright – electronics, drums

December 28 @ 119 Gallery
Lak Wright Duo: Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics, drums
Steph is here from San Francisco, lot’s more people will play including Rick Breault; Joe Brown; Olivia Close; deiX, Vanessa Lefevre; Steve Norton; Andrea Pensado; Jess Schumann; Corey Sciuto.

December 31 @ 119 Gallery
Nude Ears Eve with Crank Sturgeon & friends
Crank Sturgeon presents a panoply of tomfoolery, his friends including – Id m Theft Able; Bats From Pogo; BiRdOrGaN; Chili in the Yard; Wei Zhongle

Lowell: Canals, Sockhop, Appleton Mills

December 10, 2012

Recorded using my Flip video camera, edited with Premiere. Sound track added, mix of sound from the video and a live recording of Apocalypso: Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics.

Apocalypso CD Release miniTour

July 31, 2012

This is the cover of our new Apocalypso CD, self-titled. The artwork, Indians hunting a Glyptotherium is by Shayna.

Glyptotherium is an extinct genus of glyptodontid, a group of extinct mammals related to the armadillo. Glyptotherium may have been wiped out by climate change or human interference.

Like its living relative, the armadillo, Glyptotherium had a shell which covered its entire body, similar to a turtle. However, unlike a turtle’s shell, the Glyptotherium shell was made up of hundreds of small six-sided scales. Some species grew up to six feet long and its armor weighed up to a ton.

Remains of Glyptotherium species have been found in tropical and subtropical regions of Central America, Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas to Arizona.


 
 
Friday July 13, we start the tour at 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA. The lineup for tonight is –

Ali Henry Duo:
Sean Ali – upright bass
Jake Henry – trumpet
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Apocalyso:
Joe Burgio – movement
Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – electronics

The tour starts in Lowell at 119 Gallery. Sean and Jake arrive at 6pm, unload, head out to find food. Shortly thereafter Chris and Shayna arrive and unload. I’m watering the vertical garden, part of the gallery’s mural. Joe arrives and together we reconfigure the gallery. Show starts at 8pm. Apocalypso plays first followed by Ali Henry Duo, then we all play together.

Here’s our set and the set with Sean and Jake –

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We head out to the Worthen House, established in 1898, notable patrons are include Edgar Allan Poe, Jack Kerouac, and Jimmy Breslin. It’s a late night!
 
 
Saturday July 14, at l’envers in Montreal QC.

We regroup next morning, down one. Joe isn’t able to come on tour, last minute responsibilities. Sean and Jake head south to Brooklyn, NY, and we head north to Montreal, QC. It’s hot. We’re hoping for cooler weather in Canada. A 40min wait at the border; we wait 20min in line then, as “musiciens” we wait 20min in Immigration while they check our venues for booze and ticket sales.

We arrive in Montreal around 6pm, unload, then head out for dinner. It’s just as hot in Montreal!

We arrive back at l’envers at 8pm. The tiny air conditioner is doing its best but it’s getting hotter and more humid. We set up behind TFGQ. People trickle in … Evan Lipson, who has moved to Montreal, arrives with Chloe and Yannick from AIDs Wolf. Joe, Shayna, Ellwood and I are in their video AIDS Wolf wins the Polaris Prize, they didn’t but they probably should have. Gradually the room fills. Matt and Emily-Jayne from Leamers arrive.

We start at 10pm, TFGQ lead off followed by Apocalypso –

That Fucking Guitar Quartet:
Chris Burns (Nutsak, Terminal Sunglasses, Ratchet Orchestra)
David Dugas Dion (David and the Woods, Crabe, Maxos le Gervoïde)
Martin Hoëk (Crabe, Leamers, Couteau de Laitier)
Alex Pelchat (Miller//Pelchat, Leftovers Diable!, TheHighSchool)
And guess what, they all play guitar …
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Apocalyso:
Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – electronics

Here’s our set –

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We load out and follow Matt and Emily-Jayne to their place in East Montreal. They’ve just moved in, the house is strewn with boxes, odd instruments, and a cage for their bunny named Walter. Chris and Shayna have a cat named Walter, now a bunny! We check out the backyard, return to sit around the kitchen table talking for an hour or so, then clear a spot and crash.
 
 
Sunday July 15, at Umi Cafe in Ottawa ON. Umi Cafe is located in Ottawa’s Chinatown but their website is in German!

We’re up mid-morning, find our way back to the kitchen where Emily-Jayne is making breakfast that includes eggs, fried cheese, potatoes with assorted veggies and seasonings, and bacon. Delicious! We could stay forever but … on to Ottawa.

We pack up and hit the trail, highway 417 to be more accurate, arriving around 6pm.

The cafe owner has double booked. Our sponsors, Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais arrive in the persons of Craig Pedersen and Renee Yoxon. The owner wonders if we would like to play upstairs. What’s upstairs? A private invite-only karaoke bar! Of course, a great room with a bar, a stage and space for the audience.

I call my nephew Paul to tell we’re here and redirect him to the second floor.

The lineup is just us –

Apocalyso:
Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – electronics

We play two sets followed by a Q&A session –

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The Q&A session wasn’t recorded. It was fun answering questions, meeting and talking with audience members. We head out for a food & beer with my nephew Paul and Craig. Back to Paul’s house on Rosemont St where we spend the night.
 
 
Monday July 16, at l’envers in Montreal QC.

Up bright and early, Karen and the kids, Maise and Seamus are off to see cows at the University of Ottawa Farm. We walk with Paul to a local diner where we meet Craig. After breakfast we pack up and return to Montreal. Back at l’envers, we record two sets with Elwood Epps and a third with Evan Lipson –

Apocalyso:
Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Ellwood Epps – trumpet
Evan Lipson – upright bass

Here are all three sets –

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[addng more narrative here, walk down Parc, visiting Chloe and Yannick]
 
 
Tuesday July 17, at Marsonic 204 in Montreal QC.

[breakfast with Chloe & Yannick, pancakes, arsenal museum, veggie dinner, david and martins rehearsal space, hanging out at martins]

Apocalyso:
Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – electronics
with
David Dugan Dion – drums (Crabe)
Emily-Jane – drums, melodica (Leamers)
Matt Lee – guitar (Leamers)
Martin Hoek – guitar (Crabe)

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track10 Emily-Jayne & Walter
track11 Chris & Walter
track12 Chris & David
 
 
Tuesday July 18, at Cafe Maglianero in Burlington VT.

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Wednesday July 19, at 119 Gallery in Lowell MA.

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Gigs, January 2012

January 31, 2012

Jan 20 @ 119 Gallery
a duo: Stephanie Lak – voice, guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics, drums
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a duo: Kit Demos – electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
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a larger group: a larger group: Joe Burgio, Betty Wang – movement; Glynis Lomon – cello, voice; Junko Simons – cello; Kit Demos – double bass; Walter Wright – drums
with
Dr T – video mix

Jan 21 @ Opensound, Somerville MA
Apocalypso: [NY MA] Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – double bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics, video

Jan 26 @ Frontier Cafe, Brunswick ME
a duo: Stephanie Lak – voice, guitar; Walter Wright – drums, electronics

Jan 28 @ Distant Castle, Worcester MA
Nenakata: [Lowell] Stephanie Lak – voice, guitar; Eric Stewart – voice, guitar; Olivia Close – bass, drums; Anthony Richerdz – drums, bass; Ghandi – drums; Walter Wright – electronics, drums

Gigs, August 2011

August 31, 2011

Aug 6 @ UnchARTed
unnamed band: deiX – voice, electronics; Michael F Dailey Jr – voice, single-string bass, percussion; Walter Wright – drums, percussion; with Id m Theft Able – voice, audio paraphernalia

Aug 7 @ Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn NY
Los Condenados: Andrea Pensado – laptop; Forbes Graham – trumpet, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics

Aug 12 @ 119 Gallery
unnamed band: Stephanie Lak – voice, tapes, Korg; Michael F Dailey Jr – voice, single-string bass, percussion; Walter Wright – drums, percussion
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Los Condenados: Andrea Pensado – laptop; Jules Vasylenko – bamboozle, saxobone, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics

Aug 13 @ Purple Barn, North Parsonsfield ME
unnamed band: Stephanie Lak – voice, bulbul tarang, other things; Michael F Dailey Jr – voice, single-string bass, percussion; Walter Wright – drums

Aug 14 @ We Are Guest Talk Free: $10, Cambridge MA
Vasylenko Wright Duo: Jules Vasylenko – bamboozle, saxobone; Walter Wright – electronics

Aug 19 @ Frantasia, Livermore Falls ME
Apocalypso: Shayna Dulberger – double bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics
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BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice, electronics; Mike Funaiole – analog synth; Michael F Dailey Jr – drums, mayhem; Walter Wright – drums

Aug 20 @ Frantasia, Livermore Falls ME
Bisson Wright Duo: Marc Bisson – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics
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BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice, electronics; Mike Funaiole – analog synth; Michael F Dailey Jr – drums, mayhem; Walter Wright – drums with Jim Warshauer – saxophone

Apocalypso recorded May 8, 2011

May 14, 2011

Apocalypso is now Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – double bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics. Tracks recorded at 119 Gallery last Sunday.

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Apocalypso Trio

November 19, 2009

Apocalypso Trio @ ABC No-Rio, October 4, 2009.

Joe Burgio – movement
Shayna Dulberger – double bass, delay
Walter Wright – analog synths & video

Last stop on our Fall mini-tour. Shayna is already back in Brooklyn. Joe and I drive down from Boston to New York City. We are playing in Blaise Siwula’s series COMA (Citizens Ontological Music Agenda) at ABC No-Rio on the Lower East Side. We decide to play short, fast and loud.

The second piece is less aggressive. Shayna starts solo while I replace the battery in my amp.

The third piece is Shayna and me.

Apocalypso Trio miniTour

October 3, 2009

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Saturday September 26, we start the tour at Last Church on the Left in Portland, ME. Katt is along for the first part of the miniTour. It is the first time all of us have played together. The lineup is –

Chris Welcome Group:
Chris Welcome – guitar, Jonathan Moritz – sax, Shayna Dulberger – double bass, John McLellan – drums.
Jeff Platz Group:
Jeff Platz – guitar, Kit Demos – double bass, John McLellan – drums.
Apocalypso Trio:
Joe Burgio – movement, Shayna Dulberger – double bass, Walter Wright – analog synths + Katt Hernandez – violin.

After the gig we follow Kit Demos to his house. Joe sees potential UFO landing sites. We park in front of a purple barn. We unload. The barn contains a large a two-story performance space, unheated, and a backroom and studio, both heated. We stay in the heated backroom.

Sunday September 27, we return to 119 Gallery for Lowell Open Studios. Shayna, Katt and I play that afternoon. We go for dinner at Udupi Bhavan, an Indian vegetarian restaurant.

Monday September 27, Joe, Shayna, Katt and I take off for Montreal. At the border Canadian Immigration check our schedule then pass us through. Turns out that, as a Canadian citizen with a ‘green card’ I’m free to perform either side of the border. Following Gordon’s instructions, “cross the river and go north,” we arrive at L’envers. The lineup for Monday night is –

Bourbonnais/Bégin:
Lévy Bourbonnais – harmonicas,
J-O Bégin – trombone
Apocalypso Trio:
Joe Burgio – movement, Shayna Dulberger – double bass, Walter Wright – analog synths + Katt Hernandez – violin.

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Shayna & Pants

Tuesday September 28, it rains all day. Joe and I go for a walk and get soaked. Shayna goes to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Katt rests. We play with Gordon’s cat, Pants. That evening we head over to La Cagibi for Mardi Spaghetti, a weekly series for improvisers. The lineup is –

Group 1: Rémy Belanger-de Beauport – violoncelle, J-O Bégin – trombone, Walter Wright – analog synths.
Group 2: Gordon Allen – trumpet, Katt Hernandez – violin, Shayna Dulberger – double bass, Isaiah Ceccarelli – drums.

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Joe & poutine, 2am

Wednesday September 29, we return to Boston for an open rehearsal at Joe’s studio –

bodydrama: Joe Burgio, Betty Wang – movement, Matt Samolis – flute, Walter Wright – analog synths & video + Shayna Dulberger – double bass.

Thursday September 30, Shayna and I rehearse and record in the gallery –

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Sunday October 4, we finish the miniTour playing Blaise Siwula’s C.O.M.A. series at ABC No-Rio, NYC –

Set 1: Tom Shad – bass, Evan Gallagher – Casio keyboard.
Set 2: Apocalypso Trio: Joe Burgio – movement, Shayna Dulberger – double bass, Walter Wright – analog synth & video.
Set 3: Open Session

I think, it was the best set of the tour. It was the shortest set of the tour. Good energy! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us play.

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