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Gigs January, 2018

January 20, 2018

January 1 at The Firehouse, Worcester MA
LOS CONDENADOS:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Chris Strunk – drums, percussion
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
with
Duke Lude, Silas Price, Angelsbreath, +DOG+, Na B, Scarrub, Wendy Eisenberg, Nazi Coffins, YU//F, Feedback Queen, 23 Ensemble, Olivia W-B, Cotton Ceiling, Patrick Gallagher, Jesse DeRosa + Konrad Kamm, Ice Joke, Belarisk, CHS + Dan Greenwood, Erika Nesse, Isa X, Steve Norton + Michael Rosenstein, Dr. Strain, Richard Users’ Unit, Lazy Susan, Cruudeuces, Crank Sturgeon, id m theft able, Linda

January 7 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Andrea West, Yaqi Wu – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

January 9 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, delay
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

January 14 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Emilio Gonzolez, Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Long Form, led by Bianca and Katerine

January 16 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

January 19 at Remedy Music, Worcester MA
KFW Trio:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Junko Fujiwara – e-cello
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit
with
Na B, Abdul Sherzai

Performance Lab: Electronic-eeks
January 20 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – electronics
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
+
+DOG+, Bob Familiar, Daniel Sine

January 21 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

Does6
January 25 at The Apohadion Theater, Portland ME
Bats From Pogo: [Lowell, Salem MA]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Walter Wright – drums, laptop
+
No Face, Patrick Carey, Nadia

January 23 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros –
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

January 28 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

January 30 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros –
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

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Gigs December, 2017

December 31, 2017

December 3 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Scott Getchell, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 10 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
KFW Trio:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Junko Fujiwara – e-cello
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Marc Bisson, Michael F Dailey Jr

Fall miniTour
December 11 at Jack’s House, Easton PA
December 12 at Little Amps Coffee Roasters, Harrisburg PA
December 13 at Anorak City, Baltimore MD
December 14 at The Golden Pony, Harrisonburg VA
The Temporarily Unmentionables:
Zach Darrup – guitar
Jack Wright – saxes
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth, video
and
Patrick Crossland – trombone
Matt Tomlinson – bass, objects

December 16 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – accordion, contact mic
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
+
What My Dear?
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
Dei Xhrist – voice
+
Germaine – solo electronics
+
Bill T Miller [Orgy of Noise] – solo modular synthesizer

December 19 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, delay
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Robert Edge – bass
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Fall Tour 2017: Day 5

December 15, 2017

On the road at 7:30am, early start, stopped at 9:30am for breakfast. Then on to Scranton PA and the Krispy Kreme Doughnut store.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Neon

Ugly Sweater Day

It’s ‘Ugly Sweater Day’, I get an extra dozen Original Glazed FREE. Mary Ann will be delighted. Back in the car to I84 out of Pennsylvania, through New York and Connecticut, to Massachusetts. I arrive back home a little before 5pm, load out, unpack, have a bath, go out for dinner with Mary Ann, Eric and Felicia. Pass out around 9:30pm, tour over.

Fall Tour 2017: Day 4

December 14, 2017

Slept in, until 9am. Patrick and Jack are up, Zach dead to the world.

Fruit and yogurt for breakfast, turned down the Reese’s Puffs, but accepted an espresso from Jack. Quiet morning scanning Patrick’s library. He has a collection of Surrealist paperbacks. I update my tour log.

Reese’s Puffs

A Surrealist paperback

Patricks house

Window

Stairs

Patrick makes pasta with pesto for lunch.

Around 3pm we load out, Jack is riding with me. Back roads to Rte 40 through Maryland to West Virginia to Rte340 to I81 to Harrisonburg Virginia. We arrive at the Golden Pony about 6:30pm, load in, free pizza and a couple of Natty Bos. Jack orders his own personal pizza. Zach and Patrick are over at the record store. They join me in time for the free pizza.

Tonight we are part of the Cow Project Benefit, a fundraiser for a non-profit for preserving “the relationship of human, animal, and land.” We are expecting farm animals.

The Golden Pony

Jack’s personal pizza

Zach on the big stage

The Golden Pony, downstairs, is a club, big stage and sound system, which we will ignore. We have, perhaps, too much room. We set up – to the right, Zach upstage, Jack downstage, to the left Patrick downstage, and I’m upstage. We’re pretty spread out, it’s a big room, a different spatial volume than usual. Either, because of this, or just plain orneriness, I play too ‘loudly’, or to be more exact too ‘densely’. I need to leave more holes. And that’s densely, not intensely, which is good. Zach plays intensely. Nonetheless, it was, I think, a good set. Here, as in Baltimore, there were several audience members who were ‘dancing’!

Anxious to get back to Lowell and faced with a 9-10 hour drive, I decide to leave after our set, load out, back on I81. I drive until midnight, stop in Chambersburg PA.

Fall Tour 2017: Day 3

December 13, 2017

Up early, well sorta’ early. Expresso with Jack then work on the trip log. It’s still cold, to be expected but not welcome. Zach appears, I join him in a spontaneous percussion duo. We pack up and load out. Drop in at Little Amps to say goodbye, head downtown to Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Impressive but there’s Christmas music …

Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Zach in the Philosophy aisle

We browse for awhile, then backtrack a couple of blocks, there’s an Edsel in the used car lot, to the Vietnamese Garden for lunch.

Jack, Zach and an Edsel

Vietnamese Garden

After lunch, back on I83 south, I follow Jack and Zach to Baltimore. We wend our way through one-way streets to Normal’s Books and Records. Jack is dropping off copies of his book, Zach and I peruse the shelves. Two bookstores in one day.

The new Normal

Around 5pm we head over to the venue on Buena Vista Avenue S in the newest, kitschiest section of Baltimore. No one home, we backtrack to 36th Street, check out a record store and, next door, an interesting bookstore with a curated selection of contemporary books, reasonably priced, a good crowd in the store. Three bookstores in one day!

Then a beer at De Kliene Duivel, “Belgian beer and spirits offered in a spartan-chic bar with a neighborhood vibe.” Back on 36th Street to the Mount Everest Nepalese Restaurant for lamb saag curry. It’s time to head back to the venue.

The lineup was “… a tornado of magic ripping improvised joy!”

Plake 64 and the Hexagrams
+
Phobodeimos:
Dan Conrad – flute, electronics
Jenny Moon Tucker – sax, percussion, objects
Eric Franklin – modified guitar, theremin
Matthew Pony Bones – violin
with
Juliana Comcast – movement
+
Zach Darrup – guitar
Jack Wright – saxophones
Walter Wright – electronics),
with
Patrick Crossland – trombone
+
Twig Harper – electronics

Great crowd, 4 separate sets, tons of equipment all packed into a very, very small space. Young and enthusiastic people. We played 3rd, the audience stacked up in front of us, lots of eye contact, some dancing. If it had been the Red Room they would have all been sitting, looking serious (it’s art you know!) and stroking their chins.

Patrick

The crowd

It’s snowing, the street were aglaze, skating rinks, My car was ’round the corner and downhill, took 3 tries make it back up the hill to load out. We follow Patrick to his house south of Baltimore where, luckily, the roads are clear.

Jack made a recording.

We turn in around 1:00am.

Fall Tour 2017: Day 1

December 11, 2017

A late Fall miniTour
with
The Temporarily Unmentionables:
Zach Darrup – guitar
Jack Wright – sax
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth, video
and
folks along the way

Packed up

Tables

The new Tappen Zee Bridge

Drive from my house in Lowell MA to Jack’s house in Easton PA. Pick up my rent-a-car, load out and i’m on my way by 10:30am. Google tells me the shortest, fastest route is out the MassPike, down I84 to Hartford, I91 to CT15 south to Westchester, I287 across the new Tappen Zee Bridge around New York City to I78, and finally NJ22 to Easton. With one stop for coffee and a second for gas, I arrive at Jack’s at 3:30pm.

I unload my gear, we chat for a bit. I set up my gear in the basement recording studio, Jack and I play for an hour before dinner. Barbara has made vegetable soup with potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, and currents with apple cranberry crumble for dessert. It’s all delicious!

My setup

Jack’s setup

Joel

Edmond and Jack

Joel Kromer and Edmond Cho arrive at 8:00pm, we head back down to the basement for a second recording session. Both Joel and Edmond play guitar. We play for over an hour then listen back. It’s a good session, new sounds 8^)))

Jack made a recording.

I have a late night snack then off to bed.

Gigs November, 2017

November 30, 2017

November 5 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Yaqi Wu – movement
Scott Getchell, Christos Koulendrous, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

November 9 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

November 12 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Andrea West, Yaqi Wu – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

November 14 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi, delay
Heather Noecker – guitar
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

November 16 at Jeanie Johnston Pub, Jamaica Plain MA
LOS CONDENADOS:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Andrea Pensado – laptop, voice
Chris Strunk – drums
Walter Wright – Boardweevil

November 18 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrassi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
special guest Heather Noecker – guitar
+
Rick Breault – solo laptop, field recordings
+
Joe Brown – solo modular synth
+
Robert Edge [Thumbknuckle] – solo bass, electronics
+
id m theft able – voix & table of audio delights !!!
+
Alex Swan presents Giraffe Goes Back To School: The Musical!

November 19 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Ofri Rieger– movement
Lou Bunk, Scott Getchell, Christos Koulendrous, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

November 21 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – accordion, delay
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

THANGSGIVING
November 24 at The Armory, Somerville MA
Dei Xhrist – voice
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
+
Joe Burgio – electronic gizmos
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
+
Katerine Gagnon – movement
Walter Wright – contact mic
+
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Ofri Rieger – movement
Lou Bunk, Walter Wright – sound

with
Mitch Ahern, Jim Banta, Joe Brown, Lou Bunk, Mark Chenevert, Eric Dahlman, EMU, Lynn Frederiksen, Katerine Gagnon, Joan Green, EJ Hampson, Holly Hess, Duane Ingalls, Liza Kitchell, Gregory Kowalski, Stephen Marotto, Tamlin Neville, Peanut Butter & Jelly Dance Company, Small Feets Dance Company, Jeanne Traxler, Andrea Pensado, Carla Schwartz, Melissa Shook, Bert Stern, Dei Xhrist

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

Gigs October, 2017

October 31, 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
Marc Bisson, Adam Bosse, Michael F Dailey Jr, Eric Dahlman, Mike Funaiole, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Max Goldstein, Christos Koulendros, Andrea Pensado, Victoria Shen, deiX
  8:30pm – Bats From Pogo
  9:00pm – id m theft able
  9:30pm – BiRdOrGaN
10:15pm – Fred Cracklin’
11:00pm – Koulendros, Germaine, Shen, Wright

Performance Lab: Drone Night
October 28 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
with
Joe Brown, Bob Familiar, Christos Koulendros, Bill T Miller, William Middlemiss Jr, Edward Sears Read, Luke C Stark, ???

October 29 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Yaqi Wu – movement
Scott Getchell, Christos Koulendrous, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

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

Signal Culture Residency: Day 7

October 26, 2017

Yep, same morning routine.

Today I’m heading home, my birthday, and I have a party to attend! Pack up, I’m on the road by 9am, smooth sailing all the way up I88 to Albany, where it starts raining. It rains the rest of the way to Lowell. The good news is I arrive early, at 3pm, plenty of time to unpack and get ready for the party 8^)))


North Avenue, looking north


Packed up, ready to go


Kitchen window and all-important coffee maker


Kitchen door to back porch


Living/dining room & research library


Lab & Hank’s office


Front door


Back in Massachusetts


A nice red tree

All in all, a productive residency, I had planned to –

– work with my Processing sketches
– try to get a descent hires video recording of the AVSynth
– research links to ‘improvisation in hypermedia’
– space notation

I got to the first two, accomplished 50% of my goals and was 50% successful. The Processing sketches turned out nicely, the hires video recording did not. However, I have a lead on a ‘device’ that should do the trick.

Signal Culture Residency: Day 6

October 25, 2017

Habitually up early, coffee, scrambled eggs!

Quote of the day –

“Good morning boring art!”
~ Nam June Paik

Spent the morning on administrivia including email, messages, updating my blog, etc. I’m still processing videos from the day before yesterday, compressing to H.264 takes hours and hours.


Al Margolis

At 11:30am Al Margolis arrives. We tour the facility, a full house, Charlotte Clermont is in the Artists’ Studio, Hank Rudolph and Matt are in the Research/living and dining room. We return to the Toolmakers’ Studio and set up to record a couple tracks as ELKA BONG: Al Margolis – viola, objects, contact mics; Walter Wright – AVSynth –

track 01
track 02

We toured around this time last Fall, the first time the AVSynth went ‘on the road’. Looking forward to touring again soon with the enhanced rig and Processing sketches.

At 1:30pm we go for lunch at the Taqueria, after lunch a short walk along the river, then back to the studio. Al packs up, heads back down Rte17 to Chester.


North Street Re ords


North Street


Taqueria on Front Street


Deck overlooking the Susquehanna River


I ate a whole burrito!


Riverwalk

I’m still processing video, sorting audio files. Listening back. Success, the AVSynth looks and sounds great!