Archive for the ‘Elka Bong’ Category

Gigs January, 2020

January 31, 2020

Bonnie’s Birthday
January 3 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Bonnie Kane – flute, tenor sax, electronics
Gahlord Dewald – upright bass
Walter Wright – amplified drum kit
with
Tracy Lisk, & more

January 4 at The Wire Factory, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Andrew Neumann – Buchla Music Box
Walter Wright – amplified drum kit
with
Viv Corringham, Bonnie Kane, Gregory Kowalski, Tracy Lisk, Steve Norton, Michael Rosenstein

January 5 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio, Andrea West – movement, sound
Viv Corringham, Ian Kovac, John Voigt, Carolyn Wilkins, Walter Wright – sound

Performance Lab: Graphic Notation
January 24 at The Hearing Room, Lowell
Working on Christos’ graphic score –
Rick Breault, Joe Brown, Bob Familiar, Sam Gruca, Christos Koulendros, Gregory Kowalski, Rachel Lee, Walter Wright

January 25 at Willimantic Records, Willimantic CT
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – violin, clarinet, contact mics
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Paul Flaherty, Niko Hasapopoulos, Michael Larocca, Joshua Matthews, Dan O’Brien, Aaron Rubinstein, Elinor Speirs, Keajn Wardrop-Peterson

January 26 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Andrea West – movement
Ian Kovac, Walter Wright – sound
Working on new piece, text based.

Gigs September, 2019

September 30, 2019

September 8 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Ian Kovac, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

September 14 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Field Kit
WalterWright – acoustic drumkit

September 15 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Ian Kovac, John Voigt, Carolyn Wilkins, Walter Wright – sound

ThEX
September 21 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
ELKA BONG:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects, contact mics
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics
with
Andy Allen, Federico Balducci, Ian Bouras, Lucas Brode, Craig Chin, Tom Crean, Craig Douglas, Mia Friedman, Jen Gelineau, Max Hamel, Ben James, Bonnie Kane, John Loggia, Andrea Pensado, Cyrus Shaoul, Sandra Sprecher, Chris Strunk, Karl Warner, Jim Whitten, Nathan Yeager, Dei Xhrist

September 22 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

September 27 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Field Kit
WalterWright – acoustic drum kit

September 29 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

Elka Bong recorded August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019

Recorded at 114 Grand Street, objects, contact mics, and a Board Weevil.

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Gigs July, 2019

July 31, 2019

July 7 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger – movement
Walter Wright – sound

Juy 8-9 at The Cannery, South Penobscot ME
Installation updated, autostart on all three video channels, documentation.

July 12 at Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA
Bats From Pogo:
Bewitched aka Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Bothered aka Walter Wright – Board Weevil
Bemildred aka Chris Strunk – percussion
with
extant., Robin Meeker-Cummings

July 14 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Description:Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner – movement
Ian Kovac, Tom Plsek, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

Stu Vandermark and his wife, guests.

Buddy Fest
July 19 at Art Society of Kingston, Kingston NY
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects, contact mics
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics
with
Gasm/Ikku big band, Jon Bohn, Jack Lynch/Mike Ryan/Eric Kreder, expreist, KPG, Pat 67, Crompton/Sloan, Bonnie Kane, Mauro/Hamel, Co(p)e, Kudzu, Mike Sidnam, Jen Kutler, Lucas Brode, 4 Airports

Recording Session
July 20 at Al’s House, Chester NY
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinets, violin, objects, contact mics
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics

July 21 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Andrea West – movement
Ian Kovac, Walter Wright – sound

Projektor recorded July 22, 2019

July 22, 2019

 

Walk In The Woods Video – Processing sketch 180503a uses images from a walk in the state forest behind Al’s house. The Elka Bong sound track was recorded at Al’s house July 20, 2019.

Elka Bong recorded July, 2019

July 20, 2019

Recorded at Al’s house. Al plays clarinets, violin, objects and contact mics. I play Board Weevil, objects and contact mics.

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Gigs January, 2019

January 31, 2019

January 1 at The Firehouse, Worcester MA
ELKA BONG:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics, objects
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics
with
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
and
many more !!!

January 6 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Yahtze, Andrea West – movement
Reggie Lui, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 13 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Worked on presence, breathing, not playing, solos, duets, and rhythms.

January 14 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
Practice for Wednesday’s show at UnchARTed.

January 16 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
with
Birdorgan, JTTCOTC, John Trudeau

January 27 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Yahtze – movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

January 28 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – 2 Shnths, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion

Gigs April, 2018

April 30, 2018

April 1 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
and
Michael F Dailey Jr, Dei Xhrist

April 3 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

April 4 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – tenor sax, flute, electronics
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Eric Dahlman, Mike McCaw, Bob Moores, Jim Warshauer, Eric Zinman

April 8 at 3887 Ontario est, Montreal QC
Émilie Mouchous – video synth (her newest circuit)
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth

April 10 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

April 15 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Thalia Arnow, Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

April 18 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

Performance Lab: Mixed Bag
April 21 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – PeterB modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth, also a PeterB modular
with
Joe Brown, Mike Funaiole, Allison O’Brien, Katya Popova, Edward Sears Read, Ayna Shatilova

April 24 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Trogotronics, field kit
Walter Wright – Boardweevil, contact mics

Weekend Tour
April 26 – 29
ELKA BONG: [Chester NY, Lowell MA]
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Craig Chin, Bonnie Kane, Nathan Yeager

April 26 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
April 27 at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro VT
April 28 at Remedy Music, Worcester MA
April 29 at Root Cellar, Greenfield MA

Spring miniTour 2018: April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2018

Up relatively early, Mary Ann, Al and I search of a diner, end up at Tavern On The Square. Mary has a Mimosa, all set for the day.

We meet meet at UnchARTed at 2pm, load in. Christos shows up with his family – Leiba, Clara and Xander – and a rack of PeterB modules.

This afternoon’s lineup –

2:30pm – Dailey Koulendros Duo
3:00pm – DeiX
3:30pm – Elka Bong with Christos Koulendros

Michael F Dailey Jr

Christos Koulendros

track 01 – MFDJr and Christos
track 02 – Dei
track 03 – Elka Bong and Christos

Michael plays a tin pail, rocks and a microphone, Christos plays his modular, an energetic duo, literally (or litter-ally) bouncing off the walls. Dei sings. Christos joins Elka Bong for the last set of the tour, and it’s a good one. We load out, Xander helps with my PA. Dei and Al head home, as do Mary Ann and me.

Spring miniTour 2018: Day 9

March 31, 2018

Up at the not-really-but-it-seems-like-it crack of dawn. Dawn, for the first time in several days, there’s sun! Stow away the sleeping gear, coffee. I make breakfast – more coffee, scrambled eggs with red onions and cheese, fresh asparagus. Dei has an online meeting. Al and I pack and repack the car, off by 11am.

Morning coffee

Selfie

Off by 11am, backroads to I84, traffic is light all the way to Hartford CT, which is, as usual, slow going. However it lightens up, we cruise to Massachusetts border, I90 to I290 to I495, we’re back in Lowell by 3pm. Dei takes off for Boston. I take a shower, and change clothes. Mary Ann cooks a delicious dinner.

Back into Al’s car, we drive into Somerville, to Washington Street Arts, load in and set up.

Washington Street Arts

Emilio, Jesse & Michael

Tonite’s lineup –

8:30pm – ensemble inédit ?!
9:00pm – DeiX
9:30pm – Elka Bong

It’s a good night, friend’s in the audience including Michael Rosenstein and Jessie Kenas Collins, our hosts, Victoria Shen, Lani Smith, and Dr T. ensemble inédit ?! impresses, the score complex yet coherent, Dei solid, and Elka Bong challenging.

We load out. Al, Mary Ann, Joe and I stop for nachos and beer. Michelle joins us, like old times. We leave Joe and Michelle at Christopher’s and head home. In bed by midnight.