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Gigs August, 2019

August 6, 2019

XFest Cyprus 2019
Petreon Sculpture Park, Mazotos Cyprus
August 2
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Clive Graham – Springbooard, tapes, electronics
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

August 3
Cilla Vee – movement
Phil Minton – voice
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics

August 4
Ky Brooks – voice
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
Mia Zabelka – violin
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Panny Brown – electronics
Tracy Lisk – drums
Ilan Manouach – soprano sax
Walter Wright – drums
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ἑγρήγορος:
Ky Brooks – voice
Christos Koulendros – accordion
Walter Wright – percussion

Adam Bohman, home-built instruments, objects [ London UK]
Jane Boxall, drums [Burlington VT USA]
Ky Brooks, voice [Montreal Canada]
Panny Brown, drums, electronics [Mazotos, Cyprus]
Audrey Chen, voice, cello [Berlin DE / Baltimore PA USA]
Rodrigo Constanzo, percussion [Porto Portugal]
Birgit Goldbourne, sax [Kassel Germany]
Clive Graham, Springboard, tapes and electronics [London UK]
Bonnie Kane, flute, tenor sax, electronics [Holyoke MA USA]
Christos Koulendros, electronics [Lowell MA USA/ Mazotos Cyprus]
Emmanuel Lalande, resonant surface, electronics [Le Havre France]
Tracy Lisk, drums [Philadelphia PA USA]
Sue Lynch, tenor sax, flute, clarinet [London UK]
Ilan Manouach, saxophones [Athens Greece]
Arnaud le Mindu, electronics [Le Havre France]
Phil Minton, voice [London UK]
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, trombone [Trondheim Norway]
Adrian Northover, saxophones [London UK]
Andrea Pensado, voice, laptop [Salem MA USA]
Afroditi Psarra, embroidered circuits [Seattle USA / Athens Greece]
Richard Scott, modular synthesizer [Berlin Germany]
Victoria Shen, electronics [Boston MA USA]
Cilla Vee, movement [Asheville NC USA / Nottingham UK]
Walter Wright, Board Weevil, contact mics, objects [Lowell MA USA]
Marko Wunderlich, electronics [Berlin Germany]
Dei Xhrist, voice, electronics [Manchester NH USA]
Mia Zabelka, sax, electronics [Vienna Austria]

Organizing Committee: Audrey Chen, Christos Koulendros, Y Sok, Walter Wright, Dei Xhrist

August 7 The Horse at Ikelectik, Old Paradise Yard, London UK
Victoria Shen – electronics, performance
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics
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Mimi Kobayashi – piano
Sue Lynch – sax
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
with
Adam Bohman, Kay Grant, Tim Hodgkinson, Adrian Northover

August 8 at Angkor Soul Altrincham, Manchester UK
Victoria Shen – electronics, performance
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, objects, contact mics
with
David Birchall, Yoni Silver, Otto Willberg and The No Show Band

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

Recording #396

July 17, 2019

Board Weevil, objects and contact mics 8^OOO

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Gigs June, 2019

June 30, 2019

The Cannery Residency
May 29 – June 9 in Penobscot ME
Installation using (3) video projections, quad sound.

June 8 at The Cannery, Penobscot ME
Norton Ross Wright
Steve Norton – reeds
Leslie Ross – bassoon
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
Playing scores taken from photos gathered during my residency.
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Artis’s Talk and preview of my installation!

Eric Souther Visit
June 12-13 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Interview for history of video toolmakers

June 17 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – amplified drum kit

Émilie Mouchous Visit
June18-23 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Interview on the development of the ‘Wobbulator’, visual instruments, parasites as circuits, in relationships, in the environment, and in the big picture, communications theory, systems theory, improvisation, and collaboration.

Bear Cages
June 19 at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston MA
Émilie Mouchous and Walter Wright – Board Weevils
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Brittany Karlson, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Damon Smith, Chris Strunk, id m theftable, Cilla Vee, Jeff Young

House Show
June 20 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Loup Garou:
Setheyny Pen and Walter Wright – Board Weevils
Several years since we’ve played, it’s like it was yesterday !!!
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Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Émilie Mouchous – Board Weevil
Walter Wright – amplified drum kit
Great interaction, listening, blend of textures.

Egregoros represents a “thoughtform” or “collective group mind”, an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people. The Greek word ἑγρήγορος means “Watcher.”

Our last show before Christos & family fly to Cyprus for the Summer. However we’ll see him August 1 at XFest Cyprus 2019 8^)))

June 26 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Bats From Pogo:
Bewitched aka Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Bothered aka Walter Wright – amplified drum kit
Bemildred aka Claire Elizabeth Barrett – movement
with
Angelsbreath, +DOG+, Pain Chain, Sea Moss, This Is Not Okay
Produced by Steve Davis

June 30 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Andrea West – movement
Katerine Gagnon, Ian Kovac, Andrea West, Walter Wright – sound

The Cannery Residency: Day 12

June 9, 2019

Wake up at 7:00am

Pack up. Taking the three Rpis with me.

Steve, Mary Ann and I drive to the Helen and Scott Nearings’ Good Life Center on Cape Rosier, then on to Deer Isle and Stonington for lunch at the Harbor Cafe.

Back to South Penobscot, stop at the Strong Brewery.

Pack up, leave for Lowell ‘round 3:30pm, arrive home at 8:00pm.

The Cannery Residency: Day 11

June 8, 2019

Wake up at 7:00am.

Today’s ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus’ card is “Disease makes health sweet and good, hunger satiety, and weariness rest.” The interpretation reads, “Opposites define and complement one another. If one cesed to exist the other wouldn’t have much meaning. Each puts the other in relief. Each is the ground from which the other stands out. Reversing your point of view is a good technique for opening up your thinking.”

Drive back to Penobscot with Mary Ann, stop in Belfast at Traci’s Diner.

Leslie, Mary Ann and I get channels 2 & 3 up and running. One projector is very dim, but otherwise both sound and video working well.

Work on scores for the performance and ‘soft’ opening tonight.

Work on Artist’s Talk.

Everything went well!

The Cannery Residency: Day 10

June 7, 2019

Wake up at 5:00am.

Today’s ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus’ card is “Sea water is both pure and polluted: for fish it’s drinkable and life-giving; for humans undrinkable and destructive.” The interpretation reads, “Context determines meaning. Much of creativity is the ability to take a thing or a concept and put it in different contexts so that it takes on new meanings.”

AVSynth sound system gives up the ghost, it’s toast!

Channel 1 up and running, channels 2 and 3 all ready to go.

Drive back to Lowell to pick up Mary Ann.

The Cannery Residency: Day 9

June 6, 2019

Wake up at 6:30am.

Today’s ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus’ card is “When we’re awake, there is one ordered universe, but in sleep each of us turns away from this world to one of our own.” The interpretation reads, “Your dreams are symbols through which your unconscious mind speaks to you. Take advantage of them.”

Adjust the layout moving projectors 1 & 3 to opposite sides, Leslie & I hang screens

Processing sound library not working, loop() command doesn’t!

Again, have to prerecord the video for an installation, not the same as running ‘live’.

The Cannery Residency: Day 8

June 5, 2019

Wake up at 7am.

Today’s ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus’ card is “The sun will not deviate from its routine, becaue the avenging Furies, ministers of Justice, would find out” The interpretation reads, “If the sun behaves unpredictably; rose in the west or remained stationary for hours at a time, there would be chaos.Sometimes when we alter something, forces are set in motion that wreck havoc and cause horrific results.”

Started to layout the installation – projectors screens and speakers.

Editing video files, grabbing audio files, preparing to edit sound.

The Cannery Residency: Day 7

June 4, 2019

Wake up at 7am.

Today’s ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus’ card is “A wonderful harmony arises from joining together the seemingly unconnected.” The interpretation reads, “What we call thinking is our ability to connect ideas together. The more often similar ideas are brought together the less thought they generate. It is the connection of previously unconnected ideas that’s the basis of invention, poetry, art, humor, and problem-solving.”

School kids visit. I talk, briefly, show the first sketch completed and make some noise on the AVSynth.

Processing sketches for video channels 1, 2 and 3.

Stonington for dinner.

Start thinking about screens and layout.