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Gigs October, 2017

October 23, 2017

October 3 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, Moog filter
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Performance Lab: Butoh & Video
October 7 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, Moog filter
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
+
Walter Wright – video
with
Joe Brown, Germaine, June & Lord, Gregory Kowalski

October 8 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Kristiana Hubley – movement
Lou Bunk, Emilio Gonzalez, Scott Getchell, Christos Koulendrous, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

October 12 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, matrix mixer, Moog filter
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Signal Culture Residency
October 20-26 in Owego NY
Working on
– Projektor
– high-res video recording of AVSynth
– research on improvisation and media
– Space Notation

Birthday Party
October 26 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Walter Wright – AVSynth, drums, percussion
with
Michael F Dailey Jr, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Christos Koulendros, Al Margolis, Andrea Pensado, Crank Sturgeon

October 29 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Christos Koulendrous, Walter Wright – sound

October 31 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, matrix, mixer, Moog filter
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

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Signal Culture Residency: Day 3

October 22, 2017

Up early, coffee and scrambled eggs!

Downloaded video from last night, not so good, reshoot. A little discouraging, the good news is that the sketches are working well, the bad news is the quality of the recordings. I’ve narrowed it down to the HDMI > video converter, will look into an upgrade when I get home.

Spent the morning on administrivia including email, messages, updating my blog, etc.

Quote of the day –

“Video artists showed up at ETC. Nam June came up quite often; he would stay with Sherry and me. Woody and Steina Vasulka would come up from New York, and Walter Wright was sort of an artist in residence for a long time.”
~ Ralph Hocking in Binghamton Babylon: Voices From The Cinema Department 1967-1977

After lunch, more Projektor sketches, a series using images from a print by Jan Johnson –

– 170621b that explores crossfades, images the mills in Lowell MA
– 170708a uses images from Jan’s print, explores motion, crossfade and flicker
– 170725a uses images from Jan’s print, Brakhage-like
– 170809a uses images from Jan’s print, explores duration and fade
– 170820a uses images from Jan’s print, explores keying
– 170914a a portrait of Ben Hersey!

I started with the Lowell mills crossfade sketch yesterday but was unable to get a good recording. My first attempt at crossfading, written as a test for ideas that I wanted to use with the images from Jan’s print.

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The first of four sketches using images from Jan’s print. I’m attempting to animate the images in a manner analogous to the printing process. Animation implies movement, and the printing process implies layering. And I added a flicker, see the video. Tweaking the code, timing, etc.

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I have alway admired Stan Brakhage’s hand-painted films. This next sketch is Brakhage-like. I’m using b&w images, posterized using only 2 levels. I copy the images to the a buffer using random positioning, offset +or- 50 pixels in horizontal and vertical, adding color as a tint, and modifying the buffer using a couple of blend effects LIGHTEST and EXCLUSION. Kept the flicker 8^)))

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Up to this point I’ve used framerate to control speed. This doesn’t allow for an image to fade, it remains on-screen until the next refresh. Setting duration or the number of frames until the next image is drawn, allows fades. Processing is ‘picky’ about fading, this being yet another example …

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The last, for the moment, of sketches using images from Jan’s prints. Like the Brakhage-like sketch this one uses b&w posterized images and 5 color images – black, blue, red, yellow, white. The color Jan used in her print.


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At 11pm, after a long day, I fire up the rescan monitor and record.

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Signal Culture Residency: Day 2

October 21, 2017

Up early, coffee & Jevity, went shopping. Bought myself more coffee, V8, soup, ice cream and beer.

Reviewed recordings from last night, a little gaudy, that is, blown out color. I installed a terminator on the rescan monitor and re-recorded. Fixed.


Rescan monitor

Updating my first Projektor sketches. The ‘Projektor’ assembles ‘films’ from high resolution still images and sends them to a window, full-screen on the computer, or full-screen on a secondary display … the rescan monitor. The first four sketches include –

– 170404a that explores copy, blend and filter effects, images from
   Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
– 170526a as above, images from Halibut Point State Park, Rockport MA
– 170530b that explores sequences, images from Halibut Point
– 170621b that explores crossfades, images the mills in Lowell MA

I spend the morning tweaking the random copy, blend and filter effects in the first sketch, 170404a. In this sketch Projektor assembles films using random numbers and, as a result, never repeats itself, assembling a new film each time it runs. It starts by choosing 25 images of the 100 available. Each frame is chosen randomly from the available images. Next Projektor decides which effects to apply when drawing the image to the output, a combination of copy, blend and/or filter effects. Frame rate is set randomly and varies between 5-15 fps. Finally, the odds are 1::50 that a new image will be swapped into the available image array.

At 1pm I head over to the Tioga Trails for Dave Jones’ Media Lunch, which occurs every third month on the third Saturday. In attendance are Benton C Bainbridge. Jonas Bers, Peer Bode, Dave Jones, Hank Rudolph, Sherry Miller-Hocking, Brian Murphy, Matt Schlanger, Neil Zusman, and several others, all video artists.


Tioga Trails


Dave and Hank


Benton C


Peer, Brian, Matt, and Sherry


Neil

At 3pm I’m back at Signal Culture, tweaking sketches. I decide to skip over the second sketch, move on to sketch 170530b and sequences. Tweaking is simple, it’s reducing the number of lines of code in a sketch. This means getting rid of unnecessary variables and using arrays and tables for fixed data. The ‘tweaked’ set usually runs faster but is not as easy to read, So for all the lines of code I take away, I add and equal number of comments.

Benton C Bainbridge drops by, we chat about high resolution recording, he gives me a few hints.

At 7pm I head over to Dave’s to catch a ride to this year’s ’Transient Visions Festival. The program tonight features work by artists from The Experimental Television Center and Signal Culture – Jason Bernagozzi, Sara Bonaventura, Jamie Hahn, Alison Nguyen, Monica Panzarino, Kristin Reeves, Eric Souther, Benjamin Rosenthal, Charles Woodman, Neil Zusman; and a performance by Jonas Bers and Nathan Cearley. I do like Jonas’s work.


Jones’ Video Synthesizer


The latest, greatest video oscillator


Nathan and Jonas at Transient Visions

At 11pm, back at Signal Culture, I fire up the rescan monitor and record.

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Signal Culture Residency: Day 1

October 20, 2017

Left Lowell at 9am, exactly …

Packed up, everything fits in the trunk!

BOOMCHICKAPOP

and arrived in Owego 6hrs later at 3pm. I was a couple of hours early, expecting to get in closer to 5pm. The drive was relatively uneventful, stop & go on I90 near Westfield MA, lost 30min. However, it was a beautiful day, the trees were near peaking, red & gold leaves everywhere.

Hank was waiting at Signal Culture. We unloaded the car, chatted for 45min, then Hank took off and I started unpacking and organizing.

Toolmakers’ workspace

Setup the computer, AVSynth, audio and video. Next a rescan monitor inside an empty rack covered in black cloth, Spent the evening testing the rescan monitor and listening to audio files. Works, will check it out again tomorrow along with the AVSynth.

Gigs September, 2017

September 30, 2017

XFest UK 2017
September 8-10 at YHA Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire UK
Friday Evening
Audrey Chen (solo)
Viv Corringham, Zach Darrup (duo)
Michael F Dailey Jr, Bonnie Kane, Andrea Pensado (trio)
Anton Hunter, Adrian Northover, Jack Wright, Cilla Vee (4tet)

Saturday Afternoon
Anton Hunter, Emmanuel Lalande, Dei Xhrist (trio)
Audrey Chen, Adrian Northover (duo)
Michael F Dailey Jr, Sue Lynch, Cilla Vee (trio)
Rodrigo Constanzo, Stephanie Germaine (duo)

Saturday Evening
Mike Funaiole, Richard Scott (duo)
Emmanuel Lalande, Sue Lynch, Dei Xhrist (trio)
Viv Corringham, Arnaud le Mindu, Stephanie Germaine (trio)
Rodrigo Constanzo, Mia Zabelka (duo)

Sunday Afternoon
Mike Funaiole, Bonnie Kane, Andrea Pensado (trio)
Richard Scott, Mia Zabelka (duo)
Zach Darrup, Stephanie Germaine, Arnaud le Mindu (trio)
Viv Corringham, Jack Wright (duo)

Programming: Walter Wright

Performance Lab: Electron-eeks
September 16 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Walter Wright – videos
plus
Joe Brown, Mike Funaiole, Christos Koulendros, Will Middlemiss, Bill T Miller, Edward Sears Read

Gigs August, 2017

September 1, 2017

August 4 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Kane Voigt Wright Trio:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
John Voigt – upright, electric bass
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

August 5 at ALL Gallery, Lowell MA
Kane Voigt Wright Trio:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
John Voigt – upright, electric bass
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

August 6 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio- movement
Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
+
Kane Fujiwara Wright Trio:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax
Junko Fujiwara – cello
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

Gigs July, 2017

July 31, 2017

July 1 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Germaine Wright Duo:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – percussion
Walter Wright – PeterB synth

July 12 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

July 15 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Gelineau Voigt Wright
Jen Gelineau – violin, electronics
John Voigt – electric upright bass
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Gracious Calamity, Les Trois Etoile

Butoh Festival
July 28 at Distillery Gallery, Boston MA
Ofri Rieger – movement
Walter Wright – sound
with
Julie Becker, Jessie Hansen, Melanie Hedlund, Elaine Thap

Gigs June, 2017

June 30, 2017

June 4 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger- movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
Working on score for Dance Complex

June 6 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz, sampler
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

The Motherlode
June 11 at Elks Lodge, Cambridge MA
Germaine Wright Duo
Stepahanie Marie Germaine – Steph Stuph
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
lot’s of other noisy people

June 11 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
plus
Stu Vandermark & his wife

June 13 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz, sampler
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

June 16 at ALL Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz, modules
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
with
Katerine Gagnon & Ofri Reiger – movement

June 17 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Disembodied Poetics:
Rick Breault – field recordings
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
and
Ben Hersey – reading
with
Bella Birds, Rick Breault, Ben Hersey

June 18 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendrous, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

June 22 at UnchARTed Gallery
Germaine Wright Duo:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – Steph stuph
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video
with
Factory Quartet, President Soup

June 23 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – acoustic drumkit
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

The Festival of Us, You, We & Them
June 25 at Dance Complex, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Walter Wright – sound
Parameters, Quiet, Powers of 2 – 30 min structured improv

Gigs May, 2017

May 31, 2017

May 2 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

May 4 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
featuring
Gregory Kowalski – live video
Shereen Salem – movement
with
Michael F Dailey Jr, Gaiamamoo, Nico, Silas Price, Kazehito Seki

May 5 at Hotel Vernon, Worcester MA
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth
with
Angelsbreath-lite, +DOG+, Gaiamamoo, Kazehito Seki, Crank Sturgeon

May 6 Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth, video
with
Angelsbreath-lite, Gaiamamoo, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Gregory Kowalski, Kazehito Seki, Victoria Shen, DeiX

May 7 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

May 9 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

May 14 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

May 16 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

May 20 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Performance Lab
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
with
23 Ensemble, Mark Abare, Lichen

May 21 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

May 23 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz, sampler
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Gigs April, 2017

April 30, 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
+
Mitch Ahern previews Dhalgren Sunrise, new multimedia performance piece !!!
+
A Trio: [Boston MA]
Joe Burgio, Katerine Gagnon & Matt Samolis
+
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!

April 29 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Galamamoo, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Gregory Kowalski, Erica Nesse, Kazehito Seki, Victoria Shen, DeiX

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, Olivia Harris, Clifton Ingram, Daniel Lewis, Wendy Richman