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Gigs April, 2017

April 26, 2017

April 1 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
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Mitch Ahern previews Dhalgren Sunrise, new multimedia performance piece !!!
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A Trio: [Boston MA]
Joe Burgio, Katerine Gagnon & Matt Samolis
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Egregoros:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – Boardweevil, Horndog, & more
Christos Koulendros – Make Noise! modules
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit
with
Gregory Kowalski – live video

April 4 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Kane Wright miniTour
April   6 at Brick House, Turners’ Falls MA
April   7 at My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, New Paltz NY
April   8 at Cafe Obscura, Montreal QC
April   9 at IMOO, Ottawa ON
April 10 at Craig Pedersen’s, recording
April 11 at Mardi Spaghetti, Montreal QC
April 12 at Emilie Mouchous’, recording
April 13 at Coop Paradis, Rimouski QC
April 14 at The Cannery, Penobscot ME
April 15 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA

Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Walter Wright – drums, electronics

For details see daily posts.

April 19 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

April 23 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound

April 25 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

OpenSound
April 30 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound
with
Kristen Dye, Clifton Ingram, Daniel Lewis, Wendy Richman

Spring miniTour: Day 3

April 8, 2017

We’re up reasonably early, coffee and more coffee. We load out, head out. North on I87 past Albany NY, up the eastern side of the Adirondacks, up the western side of Lake Champlain. We stop in Plattsburgh at Gus’ Diner for a late lunch.

Bonnie and Matt

Gus’ Diner

There’s a long, long line of cars waiting to enter Canada, a 30min wait. We are sent to Custom for inspection, another 45min wait while the Customs agents unpack and repack the van. They find nothing of interest, clear to go, Rte 15 N to Montreal.

Pont Jacque-Cartier

We arrive at Casa Obscura at 7pm. Craig and Emilie are already there and set up. Bernard and Emilie have vintage Korg synths, can’t wait for their set, but Craig is first, here’s the lineup –

Pedersen Thierry Duo: [Montreal QC]
Craig Pedersen – trompette
Thierry Amar – contrebasse
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Gagnon Mouchous Vandal Trio: [Montreal QC]
Bernard Gagnon & Emilie Mouchous – electroniques
Philippe Vandal – sax
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Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electroniques
Walter Wright – batterie amplifié

track 01

Bernard, Phillippe and Emilie

A great show, great venue. We load out, over to Emilie’s. After unloading and securing the van, I unpack my PeterB miniSynth. Emilie and I setup on the kitchen table and jam until 3am.

Emilie’s handmade Lunetta synth & my PeterB miniSynth

Spring miniTour: Day 2

April 7, 2017

Up late, Bonnie makes breakfast. Scott and I run errands, return the rent-a-car.

My bed

We head out late afternoon, Mass Pike to New York Thruway S to New Paltz. Still overcast, spitting rain intermittently, chilly and raw. We arrive at Matt’s at 7pm, load in, setup in the living room. It’s Matt’s apartment, a small apartment, 1/3 of an empty house that’s become the DIY focal point for New Paltz and the lower Hudson Valley. Audience starts arriving around 8pm. Al and Dan arrive around 8:30pm, Al sets up. We play first at 9pm.

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Bonnie and my drumkit

The room

Set list –

Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit
with
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
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Mike Sidnam – drone/noise [Brooklyn NY]
sidnam.bandcamp.com
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Martyr – power electronics/harsh noise [New Paltz NY]
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MLitBoG Jam:
Bonnie Kane – sax
Matt Luczak & Walter Wright – drums

Al Margolis

Audience and Mike

Here’s our set –

track 01
track 02

Turned in around 1am.

Spring miniTour: Day 1

April 6, 2017

First day of the tour spent getting organized, working on my movie projector and getting organized. I decide to bring my amplified drumkit, to play with Bonnie, and the PeterB miniSynth, to play with Emilie Mouchous when we get to Montreal.

>amplified drumkit

PeterB miniSynth

Feed the plants, feed the birds, pick up the rent-a-car. Dinner with Mary Ann. After the traffic clears head out on I495 S to Rte 2 W to Turner’s Falls. I arrive early ‘round 7:30pm, unload. Bonnie and Scott arrive around 8pm, unload.

Brick House, Turner’s Falls MA

Bonnie

Audience

Still raining, it’s been raining all day. We’re waiting for Matt Robidoux, last to arrive and on first. He sets up two tables of stuff including – soda straws, sampler guitar, bells, mixer, and a computer. He’s hooked to an amp and a video projector, a performance piece using prerecording audio and video, orchestral!

Matt Robidoux

Next up Kriminsky, Stillman, Weisman & Weisman, not a legal firm. Eliot Krimsky, guitar; Robert Stillman – keys, vocals; Kurt and Chris Weisman, sax, flute and cello. Very nicely compositions, written and performed.

Kriminsky, Stillman, Weisman & Weisman

We’re up last, most of the audience still here, opening night for our tour, good set –

track 01
track 02

Lauri mc

We load out, drive to Bonnie and Scott’s in Holyoke, arrive about midnight, turn in. It’s still raining.

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!

Gigs February, 2017

February 28, 2017

Performance Lab: Electro-acoustic music, improvisation & more
February 3 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – RadioMusic, Phonogene, additional modules, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Diamond Cadillac, Snow Pot

February 11 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Big Plastic Finger, Mongoloids, Edward Sears Read, Dave Seidel

February 14 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

February 19 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
David Kontak, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Lou Bunk – witness

February 22 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Make Noise! modules, Shnth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, everyone welcome!

February 24 at Hotel Vernon, Worcester MA
The Woo!: [Lowell, Williamsport MA]
Crank Sturgeon & Walter Wright – electronics
with
Mickey O’Hara, Nico Tracy & more

February 26 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner, Katerine Gagnon – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Working with limits, counting !!!

February 28 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Sidrazzi, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Egregoros at The Hearing Room

February 3, 2017

Egregoros: [Lowell MA]
Christos Koulendros – RadioMusic, Phonogene, analog modules, mixer
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

diamondchevrolet
Diamond Chevrolet: [Western MA]
Andy Allen – woodwinds
Sam Gas Can – multi-instruments
Joey Bastardo – modular synth

snowpot
Snow Pot: [Holyoke MA]
Jenifer Gelineau – violin
Willie Gussin – bass

And, I recorded our sets –

track 01 – Egregoros
track 02 – Diamond Chevrolet (missing the first few minutes)
track 03 – Snow Pot

Gigs January, 2017

January 31, 2017

January 3 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Second Sunday Sound and Sculpture Series No3
January 8 at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Cambridge MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), Sidrazzi, sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Id M Theft Able, Victor Mooney

January 8 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Andrea West – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
Theresa deCosta – witness

January 10 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix
Rehearsing for Film Score Festival, all welcome!

Live Film Score Festival
January 14 at AS220, Providence RI
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix

January 15 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
David Kontak, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Mary Ann Kearns – witness

January 17 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog, samples
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

January 22 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 24 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shynth, Sidrazzi, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

January 29 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner- movement
Pat Carr, David Kontak, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 31 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog, samples
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Rick Breault – samples
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Gigs, December 2016

December 31, 2016

December 4 at Longy School of Music at Bard College, Cambridge MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Peter Evans, David Russell

December 4 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
David Contact, Kat Dobbins, Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 6 at Jesse’s, Allston MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Boardweevil, sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Aspec(t), Cone-fusion

December 7 at My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, New Paltz NY
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Aspec(t), Klonopin, Luczak Paternostro Duo, Andrea Pensado

December 8 at DAiMON, Gatineau QC
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Michael ??? & Emilie Mouchous , ???, ???

December 9 at Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal QC
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Ensemble Habitant, Emilie Mouchous

December 9 at Emilie’s, Montreal QC
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth

Shrymprov
December 10 at Adam & Kate’s, Wendel MA
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Ginger Cooky, Andy Allan, FOAM, Ada Kohl, Sandy Kohl, Kate Lee, Lauri Mc, Mia Friedman

December 11 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Shoshi Moyer, Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger – movement
Pat Carr, Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 13 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

December 16 at Green Street Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Katerine Gagnon, Shoshi Moyer, Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
Pat Carr, Kat Dobbins, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Performing a score to the film, ‘The Little Match Girl’ (1928)

December 19 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog
Josh Tracy – voice, electronics
Michael F Dailey Jr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Bonnie Kane, Id M Theft Able, It Is Not Okay, Journey to the Center of the Colon

December 28 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Fall microTour: Day 4

December 10, 2016

Up early, well sorta’ early, pack up, breakfast at La Belle Place with Emilie. Stop in at Atomic Cafe’ on the way to retrieve the car, load out, off to Adam and Kate’s. Back over the Jacque Cartier Bridge, Rte 132 to 10 W to 35 S, it turns into I87 at the border. No problems at the border, waved through, back in the USA, we stop in Swanton VT to check our email and messages. On to I91 S to Rte 2 E to exit 14, to exit 15, again wrong exit, back to exit 13, the correct exit, we arrive at Adam and Kate’s house, we’re 5 minute late.

20161210_elkabong01Breakfast at La Belle Place

20161210_elkabong04Al and Emilie

20161210_elkabong06Back in the USA

We load in and set up, Kate has soup on, we relax for a bit.

Elka Bong(o) kicks it off, a reasonably good set, i have to work on this patch, here’s the recording –

track 01 you’re missing the video!

Shrymprov Round 1: Ada Kohl, Al, Andy Allan, FOAM, Kate Lee, Lauri Mc, Mia Friedman, Sandy Kohl play in random groups. I play slide whistle with Mia Friedman on banjo.

Ginger Cooky:
Mia Friedman – banjo, voice
Kate Lee – guitar, voice
Lauri Mc – uke, voice
with
Sandy Kohl – percussion because Ted Lee couldn’t make it

Shrymprov Round 2: Ada Kohl, Al, Andy Allan, FOAM, Kate Lee, Lauri Mc, Mia Friedman, Sandy Kohl play in random groups with random instruments! Ada and I play canning jar rings with Al on banjo. FOAM and Mia guitar(s) and pillow(s).

Crank ‘Fender Bender’ Sturgeon couldn’t make it either, everyone else is at MassMoCA. Nonetheless a great show. I like house shows, especially when the audience also gets to perform, it’s ‘Top Shrymp’ for sure! Al and I pack up, load out, back on Rte 2 to I91 S, to I84, to Al’s house for the night.

The tour is over, played 5 shows in 4 days, listened to 10 of 12 CDs in Pauline Oliveros’ boxed set, made it to Canada and back 8^)))