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Gigs, September 2015

September 30, 2015

September 1 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros
Christos Koulendros – analog synth
Walter Wright – drums
Chrsitos is back! Heather on break, kids starting school. Open rehearsal

September 8 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros
Christos Koulendros – analog synth
Walter Wright – drums
Getting ready for gig @ UnchARTed. Open rehearsal

September 13 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio, Kristiana Hubley, Andrea Rios – movement
Kevin Dacey, Emilio Gonzalez, Joshua Hahn, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound

September 13 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros
Christos Koulendros – analog synth
Steve Norton – reeds
Walter Wright – drums
with
Angelsbreathe, Inspector 34, Janeway, Sawyer/Germaine/Collin, ThreeFourthsTigers

September 15 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros
Christos Koulendros – analog synth
Walter Wright – drums
Open rehearsal.

September 19 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Derderian Wright
Alexandra Swan Derderian – samples
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Rehearsal.

September 20 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Andrea Rios, Andrea West – movement
Kevin Dacey, Joshua Hahn, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
Open rehearsal

September 23 Improvised Music :: Performance at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Derderian Wright: [Lowell MA]
Alexandra Swan Derderian – electronics, percussion, puppets
Walter Wright – percussion
with
Dan Adam, Mitch Ahern, Matt Samolis, Jeffu Warmouth, Dei Xhrist

September 25 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Kristiana Hubley, Andrea Rios, Andrea West – movement
Kevin Dacey, Emilio Gonzalez, Joshua Hahn, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound

September 26 Wendell miniFest, 39 Stone Road, Wendell MA
Bodydrama:
Arkm Foam – cassettes
Steve Norton – reeds
Matt Samolis – flute
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Joe Burgio – movement
and
Blank Line Band, Doug (next door neighbor who plays blues), Phurrne, Matt Roboidoux, Three French Hens

September 27 Lurker Fest 2 at John Doe Jr, Greenfield MA
Robidoux Wright: [Greenfield, Lowell MA]
Matt Robidoux – guitar, electronics, metronome, bunny
Walter Wright – electronics
with
23 Ensemble, Alto Jeffro, Anthro Rex, Asfarat, Belltone Suicide, Harvey Bigman, Cephlapod & Dugan, C.H.S., Cruudeuces, Doe Pog, Dog Hospice, Fernet Branca, ARKM Foam, Gastric Lavage, God Cage, Jackie Jackieboy, Miss Olivia Kennett, No Sound, Noise Nomads, Offal, Phurrne, Radiant Husk, Jay Randall, Rush Awesome, DB Russell, Scald Hymn, Strep Torso, TVE, Un Monton Torero, Voicehandler, A Joseph Weaver, Wicked Rot

September 27 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Caroline ???, Andrea West – movement
Kevin Dacey, Joshua Hahn, Steve Norton, Walter Wright – sound
Open rehearsal.

September 29 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros
Christos Koulendros – accordion
Walter Wright – drums, electronics
Open rehearsal.

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Gigs, March 2015

March 31, 2015

XFest 2015
March 1 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
ensemble inedit:
Gene Nichols, Steve Norton, Andrea Pensado, Walter Wright – musicians
Joe Burgio, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – dancers
Joe Burgio – director
+
Oh Canada!:
Farley Miller – drums
Alex Pelchat – guitar
Walter Wright – drums

119 Gallery with Open Field Initiative and Gateway City Arts present XFest 2015, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement. The format of the festival is simple and challenging: on Friday and Saturday nights 23 visiting artists and 64 local artists perform in 24 20min sets, 12 sets per night. On Saturday afternoon we plan to run workshops and open sessions. On Sunday afternoon local artists meet and local groups perform.

March 2 at Daileyville, Lowell MA
Oh Canada!:
Farley Miller – drums
Alex Pelchat – guitar
Walter Wright – drums

Also played a duo with Alex, on BoardWeevil.

March 3 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – drums
Open rehearsal.

March 10 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – drums
Open rehearsal.

March 15 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Open rehearsal

March 17 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – drums
Open rehearsal.

March 20 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Egregoros: [Lowell MA]
Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – drums
with
American Thicket: [MA, NY, Paris France]
Mat Maneri – viola
Eliot Cardinaux – piano, spoken word
Hugo Abraham – bass
Kresten Osgood – drums

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.”

Blast Fest 8: Chillith Fair
March 22 at Whitehaus, Jamaica Plain MA
Germaine Wright Duo:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – BoardWeevil, cheezy keyboard, piano
Walter Wright – BoardWeevil
with
Illusion of Porpoise, Kate Lee, Shorty Mc, Angela Sawyer, and more

germainewright
Photo by Shorty Mc

March 23 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Jack Wright – sax
Walter Wright – BoardWeevil
Open rehearsal.

March 24 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Peter B synths
Walter Wright – drums
Open rehearsal.

BlastFest 8: MOM
March 25 at Whitehaus, Jamaica Plain MA
Bats From Pogo:
Bewitched aka Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Bothered aka Walter Wright – BoardWeevil
with
Bemildred aka Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph
and
Blkbx, Blood Club, DENT, Maria Molteni, Tellavision, Trophy Knife

batsfrompogo
Photo by Erich Haygun

March 29 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inedit
Open rehearsal, a full house with 5 dancers (6 if you count Joe) and 6 musicians. Working on the Turing Score for next week’s performances at Green Street Studios.

March 31 at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph
Christos Koulendros – Peter B synths
Walter Wright – drums
with
Steve Norton – reeds
Open rehearsal.

Gigs, October 2013

October 31, 2013

October 2 @ 119 Gallery
SoB: [North Adams, Lowell MA]
Nate Brennan – electronics, meat grinder, trumpet
Walter Wright – electronics (filling in for Nick Williams)
with
Belltone Suicide, TJ Borden, David Paine, Howard Stelzer

October 3 @ undisclosed location, Jamaica Plain MA
Bats From Pogo: [Salem MA, Lowell]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Walter Wright – electronics
with
TJ Borden, Foam/FOOM, Fossils, Mouth Sounds

October 5 @ Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Crunch: [Easton PA, Salem and Lowell MA]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Jack Wright – reeds
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Holy Ghost Spermetic Brotherhood, Toshi Makihara, and a unicorn
Video here.

Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music
October 6 @ Atlas Theater, Washington DC
Crunch: [Easton PA, Salem and Lowell MA]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Jack Wright – reeds
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Violet and Corey, a jazz band, and a film
Video here.

Foamtoberfest (ARKM’s Birthday Bash)
October 9 @ Abandoned Bear Cages, Boston MA
Walter Wright – solo electronics
with
Gordon Marshall, Long John, End Guys, Birdorgan, Egg, Eggs!, Greg Sun, Via App, Joey Molinaro, Ryan Krause, Mouth Sounds, Cats See, Matt Robidoux, FOOM, Andrea Pensado

October 11 @ 119 Gallery
Grau Garten: [Manchester NH, Newburyport, Medford, Lowell MA]
Marc Bisson – deconstructed guitar
deiX – voice, electronics
Gregory Kowalski – live video
Steve Norton – reeds, electronics, celesta
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Deleuzer, Christos Koulendros

October 13 @ Contemporary Arts International, Acton MA
Rehearsal for Container Man Expo
David Russel – narrator
Jen Gelineau – musician
Walter Wright – musician
Alexandra Derderian – percussion
Lee Martin – percussion
Rick Breault – soundscape
Geoff Koelsch – performance

Chillith Sneaks
October 13 @ YMCA, Cambridge MA
Jen Gelineau – violin
Walter Wright – electronics
with
many, many more (see link)

October 17 @ 119 Gallery
Shogun Horny: [Husolandia]
Crank Sturgeon – voice, quality assurance
FOAM – corporate cassette corruption
Dumbo Daycare – drums, returns
with
Downtown Boys, Dust Witch, LEAMERS, Les Rinoceros, Vegans

October 18 @ 119 Gallery
Pataphysiques: [Somerville and Lowell MA]
Joe Burgio and Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement
Rick Breault – soundscapes
Walter Wright – electronics, drums
with
Chen Pensado, Coleman Dorsey, Ghost Grass

October 19 @ 119 Gallery
Grau Garten: [Manchester NH, Newburyport, Lowell MA]
Marc Bisson – deconstructed guitar
deiX – voice, electronics
Steve Norton – reeds
Walter Wright – drums
with
Chill City Icon, Eric Crawley and Dr T

October 19-20 @ Contemporary Arts International, Acton MA
Workshops for musicians who have signed up for the Container Man Music Festival, Fall 2013
This fourth weekend will include –
– formation of teams
– review of compositions
– free playing time
– wrap up

Walter’s Birthday Bash
October 26 @ 119 Gallery
Walter Wright – electronics, drums
with
Marc Bisson, Joe Brown, Todd Brunel, Sir Arthur Clatter, Kevin Dacey, Michael F Dailey Jr, Jesse Collins, Crankst Urge On, Flandrew Fleisenberg, ARKM Foam, Mike Funaiole, Jenifer Gelineau, Travis Hagan, Katt Hernandez, i’d m Thfft Able, Joshua Jefferson, Christos Koulendros, Greg Kowalski, Kate Lee, Lee Martin, Steve Norton, Andrea Pensado, Ben Raymond, David Russell, Dei Xhrist

Lou Cohen’s Memorial Service
October 27 @ The Nave, Somerville
Walter Wright – electronics
with
Todd Brunel, Lou Bunk, Arkm Foam, Junko Fujiwara, Dave Gross, Steve Norton, Andrea Pensado, Vic Rawlings, Michael Rosenstein, Emile Tobenfeld

Walter’s Birthday Bash, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013

Lots of people are coming to 119 Gallery for my birthday.

Marc Bisson – decontructed guitar
Joe Brown – guitar, drums, dance moves
Joe Burgio – movement
Todd Brunel – clarinets
Sir Arthur Clatter – guitar
Teresa Czepiel – movement
Kevin Dacey – guitar, drums, electronics
Michael F Dailey Jr – mayhem
Jesse Collins – trumpet
Crank Sturgeon – hisself with fins
flandrew fleisenberg – fillydelphia
Arkm Foam – cassettes
Mike Funaiole – analog synth
Jenifer Gelineau – violin
Dave Grollman – snare drum
Sir Prized Guest – electronics
Travis Hagan – drums, electronics
Katt Hernandez – violin **
I’d M Thfft Able – hisself with beard
Joshua Jefferson – reeds
Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement
Mary Ann Kearns – traffic control
Christos Koulendros – electronics
Gregory Kowalski – video
Stephanie Lak – electronics **
Ada Lee-Foam – burps, squeaks
Kate Lee – keys
Lee Martin – drums
Steve Norton – reeds, electronics
Andrea Pensado – herself
Ben Raymond – guitar looping
David Russell – spoken word, word
Emile Tobenfeld – video
Walter Wright – electronics, drums, party hat
Dei Xhrist – presence and more
** via Skype

Lineup, 10min slots, be setup and ready to go!

  8:00pm – Katt
  8:10pm – BopAnts: Marc, Katt, Walter
  8:20pm – BiRdOrGaN: Marc, dei, Mike, MFDJr
  8:30pm – Drum Corpse: MFDJr, Joe, Lee, Kevin
  8:40pm – Ben, Kevin & Travis
  8:50pm – Kate & Ada
  9:00pm – Foam
  9:10pm – O-AM: Foam, Kate, Ada, Steph, Walter
  9:20pm – flandrew
  9:30pm – Skinny Vinny: flandrew, Joshua, Jesse
  9:40pm – Christos
  9:50pm – Sir Arthur
10:00pm – Dave
10:10pm – Blister: Sir Arthur, Dave
10:20pm – Sir Prized
10:30pm – Todd, Sir Prized
10:40pm – Jen
10:50am – Poached Eggs: David, Jen, Walter
11:00pm – Steve
11:10pm – Todd, Jesse, Steve
11:20pm – i’d m<
11:30pm – Andrea
11:40pm – Steph
11:50pm – Bats From Pogo: Andrea, Steph, Walter
12:00am – Crank will pop outta’ a big birthday cake!
12:30am – LEAMERS!

Joe Burgio, Teresa Czepiel, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement, whenever they chose
Gregory Kowalski, Emile Tobenfeld – video throughout the evening
Mary Ann Kearns – traffic control

Gigs, August 2013

August 31, 2013

August 5 @ Weirdo Records, Cambridge MA
Sawyer Wright Duo: Angela Sawyer and Walter Wright – electronics and attitude with Con Tex

August 8 @ Wilder Zangcraft, Lowell
Bats From Pogo: Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop; Walter Wright – electronics, drums with Puz Palace + Bill Tucker

August 10-11 @ Contemporary Arts International, Acton MA
Workshops for musicians who have signed up for the Container Man Music Festival, Fall 2013
The second weekend will include –
– review of timeline
– discussion of composition techniques
– some improvisation exercises
– free playing time
– wrap up

Lak Wright Duo miniTour
Lak Wright Duo: Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics, drums
Aug 11 @ House of Goings On, Manchester NH
Aug 12 @ Weirdo Records and Cheap Seats 9, Cambridge MA as One-Armed Mist with ARKM Foam, Jen Gelineau, Steve Norton and many, many more!
Aug 13 @ Nick’s Nest, Holyoke MA with Egg, Eggs! and Crank Sturgeon
Aug 14 @ Distant Castle, Worcester MA with Andrea Pensado
Aug 15 @ Spectrum, New York NY with Cheryl Pyle Trio, PAS Musique, Carey Burtt, and Bloater
Aug 16 @ Red Room, Baltimore MD with Andrea and Jeff Carey and Corey O’Brien
Aug 17 @ Voice in the Valley, Chloe WV as Bats from Pogo with Andrea Pensado
Aug 18 @ Spring Garden Music House, Philadelphia PA with Andrea Pensado and Jack Wright
Aug 19 @ 119 Gallery, Lowell MA with Steve Norton
Sound here.
Video  here, One-Armed Mist, XFest 2012

Frantasia, Livermore Falls ME
Aug 23 – Bisson Wright Duo: Marc Bisson – decontructed guitar; Walter Wright – drums
Aug 24 – Bats From Pogo: Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop; Walter Wright – electronics with Jen Gelineau – violin and Sugar Suckers: Al Margolis – violin; ??? – drums; Robert Pepper – vocoder; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Jonas Bers, Big Plastic Finger, BiRdOrGaN, Broadcloth, BreadRose, Josh DeScherer, fleisenberg, LAL8, Layne Garrett, Loren Groenendaal, Ben Hersey, Kaethe Hosetter, i’d m thffftable, If Bwana, Iris, Killick, John LaFosse, Les Etoiles Le Trois, Steve MacLean Ensemble, NED, PAS Musique, Sequoa Leaf, Stanley Schumacher & friends,

Lak Wright Duo miniTour, August 2013

August 21, 2013

Lak Wright Duo:
Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics, cassettes
Walter Wright – voice, electronics
with
ARKM Foam [One-Armed Mist], Andrea Pensado [Bats From Pogo] along for some gigs 8^)
Sound here.
Video here, O-AM, “Under a Black Moon”, from XFest 2012

Aug 11 @ HoGO, Manchester NH with Narc Bisson and Dei Xhrist
Aug 12 @ Weirdo Records and Sheep Bleats 9, Cambridge MA as O-AM with Arkm Foam
Aug 13 @ Nick’s Nest, Holyoke MA with Egg, Eggs!, Crank Sturgeon and Noise Nomads play with us 8^)
Aug 14 @ Distant Castle, Worcester MA with Andrea Pensado
Aug 15 @ Spectrum, New York NY with Cheryl Pyle Trio, PAS Musique, Carey Burtt, and Bloater
Aug 16 @ Red Room, Baltimore MD with Andrea and Jeff Carey and Corey O’Brien
Aug 17 @ Voice of the Valley, Chloe WV as Bats From Po(n)go with Andrea
Aug 18 @ Spring Garden Music House, Philadelphia PA
Aug 19 @ 119 Gallery, Lowell MA with Steve Norton, Grau Garten

Sunday August 11 HoGO, Manchester NH
First night of tour,Marc and Dei’s House of Goings On. Mary Ann and I drive from Lowell, Stephanie’s family drop her off. First time we’ve seen each other since XFest in February. Potluck then music, Marc solo then a trio with Steph, deiX and me –

Live recording – Marc Bisson – solo guitar
Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with deiX – voice, electronics

Monday August 12 Weirdo Records and Cheap Seats 9, Cambridge MA
A double header, Mary Ann and I drive in early, hang out with Angela and Andrea at Weirdo. Stephanie is sick, decides sleep is the best remedy. Steve Norton agrees to fill in, last minute, arrives in the nick of time. Arkm arrives a few minutes later. A small audience in a small space, a friendly atmosphere. I play electronics, Steve plays electronics and sopranino, Arkm plays cassettes. It’s a good set –

We pack up, march up the street to Cheap Seats 9 at the Cambridge YMCA. Kate and baby Ada meet us at the door. The place is packed. National Poetry Slam 2013 opened today, many poets are here to perform and as audience. Erich is welcoming everyone, organized chaos begins. We run into Jen Gelineau, ask her to play violin for our set. Arkm checks the schedule, a bunch of acts before Angela and Andrea, a couple of more then we play.

Arkm and I do lights for Angela and Andrea. Our instructions, wait 1-2min before turning on the lights, turn them on when you see our heads, turn them off and on. Angela and Andrea start inside a fabric cocoon, they have mics, they make noise. Angela sticks her head out, I turn on my light, brief pause and Andrea sticks her head out, Arkm turns on his light, brief pause, I turn my light off … and so it goes, applause.

I rush to set up, the current act finishes, Arkm, Steve and Jen start, I’m plugging in. Eventually I join them, good set, applause. We stay for a few more acts including Steve’s solo on baritone sax. Back home early.

Tuesday August 13 Nick’s Nest, Holyoke MA
Mary Ann, Y and I drive to Holyoke. We arrive a few minutes late, Egg, Eggs! are playing. It’s ’round back of Nick’s, picnic tables set up, nice to be outdoors. Bands all there and more – Pronoblem Baalberith, Andy Crespo, Dan Greenwood amd Alicia Renadette to name a few.

eggeggsEgg, Eggs!

Next up Crank Sturgeon dressed in a yellow HazMat suit, big yellow feet with toe nails, and Sturgeon headpiece. We scream, sob, snort, sniff, scratch and sigh. Crank brings out the balloons and plays violin while popping balloons with his toe nails, next the tromballoonobone.

crankstCrank Sturgeon

I’m up, Steph still sick, Jen Gelineau fills in on violin, last minute. Battery-powered, one of my two Honeytones is dead, down to a single channel and the Board Weevil, squeaks, squawks, percussion like pings and pongs. Jen is right there with the squeaks and squawks. We nail it.

nicksnestsetupHere’s my setup.

Noise Nomad(s) ends the evening on a more relaxed note.

nosemaidNoise Nomad(s)

maryannandyOur attentive audience, Mary Ann and Y

Nick’s Nest really is a hot dog stand, bands perform on picnic tables in the patio area behind the shop 6:00-7:30pm, parents bring their kids out for a hot dog, root beer and ice-cream. It’s all acoustic or battery-powered, low power amps. The house band is Egg, Eggs!, we will be back. Awesome gig, set up by Jen Gelinea. A pleasure to meet, she’s beautiful, positive, always smiling and laughing. She’s a great improviser.

Did you know that Holyoke is the home of the Telharmonium, and toilet paper! Jen joins Mary Ann, Y and me for a beer. Mary Ann, Y and I head home to Lowell.

Wednesday August 14 Distant Castle, Worcester MA
I take a morning break, help Jess Schumann taping at Contemporary Arts International, and record a short piece in the studio –

Studio recording – Walter plays one of Viktor’s unique instruments.

viktorsintrumentsThat’s Viktor, left side by stair.

SLak is back for tonight’s show! I drive to Worcester Stephanie, Olivia, Anthony and Eab sitting on the front porch, beautiful sunset. Early, plenty of time to set up, great lineup –

Mulch Craft – “traditional sea shanties re-imagined as tropical rap rock” always featuring a real nice performance surprise.
Lak Wright Duo with Andrea – Improv noise featuring sometimes tiny electronics, sometimes drums, sometimes toys, sometimes beings.
Gay Shapes – Worcester noise staples, Mickey, Joe, and Abdul, converging their electronic weavings into one humongous fungous quilt.

Down to the basement, set up on one side. Our setup is straightforward, will our amps be powerful enough to hang with Andrea. Actually, I have her small 80W amp. The basement is real DIY, a collection of colored Christmas lights, old toys, and a ton of old, broken musical instruments – guitars with 1 or 2 strings, keyboards with missing teeth, various drums with and without skins.

distantcastlesetupOur setup

stephandreaMy buddies Stephanie and Andrea

gayshapesGay Shapes

Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop, stuff

SLak stays over at Distant Castle, I head back to Lowell, Andrea back to Salem.

Thursday August 15 Spectrum, New York NY
Next morning up early, pack for the rest of the tour – self-inflating sleeping mats, sleeping bags, food including a big bunch of kale. Gas up, off to Worcester to meet Steph, on to New York City. As usual a giant traffic jam on the Cross Bronx, accident on the George Washington Bridge. We arrive at Spectrum just in time for the first set –

Baker Piket Pyle: Newman Taylor Baker- washboard percussion; ; Roberta Piket – piano; Cheryl Pyle -flute
Lak Wright Duo: Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
PAS Musique: with Cerretani – live painting; Dave Tamura – synths; Jim Tuite – video
Carey Burtt – peformance
Bloater – rock’n roll

Live recording – Lak Wright Duo

Robert, PAS Musique, put together a great lineup, opening with an off-kilter chamber group, LWD, PAS Musique Orchestra, a performance artist, and wrapping up with a rock’n roll band. In addition a live artist, and video. Thanks-you Robert for a great night!

We drive over to Panoply Performance Lab in Brooklyn, Valerie Keuhne offerd her floor. I walk in, there’s I’d m Theftable, ARKM Foam and Mark Johnson. I’d m is on his way out, off to Voice of the Valley, Adam and Mark are staying a few hours before taking off. Valerie has pasta. We stay up and chat for a bit, nice space, a cube 20’x20’x20′ with a loft in the front and a small balcony along one side. Looks like a good performance space. Id’m takes off, we crash.

Adam and Mark leave around 6am, we sleep ’til 8am, pack up and leave.

stephatpanoplyStephanie is up

packingupPacking up

stephleavingpanoplyLeaving Panoply

We stop in Williamsburg for bagels, takes an hour to get to the Washington Bridge, finally we are on the NJ Turnpike headed south to Baltimore.

starbucksStarbucks, coffee break and hour north of Baltimore.

Google directs us through scenic areas of Baltimore, eventually we arrive.

Friday August 16 Red Room, Baltimore MD
We pull around 5pm at Normals Bookstore home of the Red Room. We stretch, Jeff shows up some time later, then Andrea. She has Mary Ann with her. We set up, tonight’s lineup is –

Carey O’Brien Duo: Jeff Carey – electronics; Corey O’Brien – snare drum, electronics
Lak Wright Duo with Andrea Pensado – voice, electronics

mizfishAcross the street from Normals Bookstore, Red Room behind the tail

andreaarrivesAndrea arrives

maryannarrivesMary Ann arrives

andstephanieStephanie arrives (actually she’s already here)

redroomsetupRed Room setup (yes, it’s blue not red)

jeffandcoreyJeff Carey and Corey O’Brien.

Jeff and Corey lead off, we play second, here’s the recording –

Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop, stuff

After playing we head downtown with Jamie, to spend the night, great space! Andrea and Mary Ann discover a harmonium –

andreamaryannharmoniumThe harmonium.

baltimoresomewhereThe space!

We’re in the room behind the purple doors, sleep tight, up at 8am, coffee, on the road to Martinsburg WV by 10am. I drive with Andrea, Stephanie with Mary Ann. Although we go by different routes both cars arrive simultaneously but at opposite ends of the street. We meet in the middle at Mary Ann’s nephew Thomas’s house. Thomas, Terri, Courtney and Meagan are standing in the driveway. We stop briefly, leave Mary Ann with Thomas, they are heading to Richmond the next day to visit family. Stephanie, Andrea and I head off to Voice of the Valley.

Saturday August 17 Voice of the Valley Noise Rally, Chloe WV
It’s a long ride across the Maryland panhandle to West Virginia. We stop briefly at Morgantown before turning south to Charleston WV, and again before turning off to Chloe.

stephanieandreaontheroadStephanie and Andrea on the Road

We turn onto a two-lane, macadam road and drive 12 miles to Chloe, a general store, repair shop and four houses, right turn onto two-lane gravel, chunks of the road washed out, scenic. We wind back up into the hollers, a few miles and there’s a small cardboard sign “VOV” with an arrow pointing up “Granny’s He_d Rd”, two ruts leading into the woods. We bounce along for about a mile until we reach a parking lot, we park. We walk toward the far end of a second parking lot, into a camping area where Peter Gumaskas and his wife are sitting front of their tent, on to the stage area and there’s I’d m Theftable. We have arrived.

idmkaleI’d m gets his veggie on!

vovstageareaVoV stage area (in background)

vovcampgroundVoV campground

It’s late afternoon, we’re not on for another 10 hrs, we return to the parking lot to retrieve blankets, beer and food. ARKM, Mark and Jen Gelineau join us on the grass. We drink beer, doze off, hang out, wander about. The music starts around 7pm and so does the rain, gently at first but picks up. Around midnight it’s a down-pour, 60 people are huddled on the stage under the tarps, others have fled to the campgrounds or have moved their tents to the stage area. During a lull we bring up our equipment. The show is running on time, Bats From Po[n]go play at 2am –

squelchersLaundry Room Squelchers 1am, we’re next!

It’s a good set, unfortunately we don’t get to to hear what the audience hears, no stage monitors. Campers in the far campground report that we sound great, very loud. We pack up but decide to wait for daylight before risking the ruts and obstacle course out to Chloe. I head back up to catch the last act “Leprechaun Catering”, who are awesome! I sleep in the car.

Sunday August 18 Spring Garden Music House, Philadelphia PA
It gets light around 6am, the fog lifts a little, we leave for Philadelphia, Steph sleeping in the back seat. She wakes up after a couple of hours at a rest stop east of Morgantown, it’s still raining. The rain finally clears up as we near Philly, we arrive at Jack’s at 2pm, unload, unwind …

jackskitchenJack’s kitchen

tunasandwichFinally, after 3 days Stephanie gets to eat

After a bit we setup and record 2 sets with Jack. An hour or two later Andrea arrives, we record a set all together –

Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Jack Wright – reeds, amp
Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Jack Wright – reeds, amp
Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop, stuff; Jack Wright – reeds, amp

Andrea heads out to meet Bonnie Kane, we head out for Lowell. Feels like we’ve been driving forever, we arrive in Lowell 4am.

Monday August 19 119 Gallery, Lowell MA
After a few hours sleep, we’re ready for one final show back at the gallery. Steve Norton joins us, Steph’s family drop in briefly, a great way to wind up the tour.

119setup119 Gallery setup

Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Steve Norton – reeds, electronics
Live recording – Lak Wright Duo with Steve Norton – reeds, electronics

Next morning Steph and I visit CAI and the Quarry –

quarry“In the bank!”

Gigs, May 2013

May 31, 2013

May 1 @ 119 Gallery
Grau Garten: Marc Bisson – guitar, objects; deiX – voice, electronics; Gregory Kowalski – live video; Steve Norton – reeds, percussion, celesta; Walter Wright – drums, electronics
with
Charles Blondy Cosseron Trio

May 3 @ 119 Gallery
Moonlighting: Rick Breault – poet, found sound, laptop; Joe Burgio – movement; Michael F Dailey Jr – drums, voice, mayhem; Peter Eliopoilos – poet; Mike Fun – analog synth; Paul Kafka Gibbons – movement; Christos Koulendros – electronics; Mystic Out-Bop Review – band of inlaws; i’d m Theftable – himself; Walter Wright – drums, electronics, video

May 8 @ Aviary, Jamaica Plain MA
One-Armed Mist: ARKM Foam – tape decks, objects; Walter Wright – drums, electronics
with
Tooms

May 10 @ 186 Carpenter, Providence RI
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
KidVid aka Arvid Tomayko, Telesthesia, Phemale

May 11 @ Opensound, Somerville MA
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Auddity, Glynis Lomon, Jack Wright

May 11 @ Sonorium, Salem MA
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Kit Demos, Kevin Frenette, John McLellan, Wisteriax, Jack Wright

May 16 @ Cheap Seats 6, Cambridge MA
Unfortunately unable to get a ride, I missed this one.

May 23 @ 119 Gallery
BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics, percussion; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Laurie Amat, Reed Altemus and Josh Ronson

May 24 @ ???, Laconia NH
BiRdOrGaN: Marc Bisson – guitar; deiX – voice; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Reed Altemus and Josh Ronson

May 27 @ Memorial Day Potluck BBQ, 119 Gallery
Dacey Wright Duo: Kevin Dacey & Walter Wright – drums
+
P.K.D.: Mitch Ahern – swampthing 2; Marc Bisson – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Wei Zhongle, Shenzhen, AYKROYD, The Only Things, and Joe Brown

Gigs, February 2013

February 28, 2013

February 8 @ 119 Gallery
Solos, duets and other configurations featuring
CJ Boyd – electric bass guitar and Jessica Pavone – violin
with Kit Demos – upright bass, electronics; Luther Gray – drums, percussion; Steve Norton – reeds, celesta, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics, drums

February 16 Opensound @ Third Life Yoga, Somerville MA
bodydrama: Joe Burgio – movement with Lou Cohen – laptop; Forbes Graham – trumpet; Steve Norton – reeds, electronics; Andrea Pensado – laptop, zither; Matt Samolis – flute
Live movement & soundtrack for the film Fall of the House of Usher [1928]

February 21 FleXFest @ floft, Boston MA
flandrew’s pre XFest party with Walter Wright – electronics with many more.

February 23 XFest 2013 @ UnchARTed, Lowell MA
XFest 2013 Jazz & Poetry
Disembodied Poetics: Rick Breault – laptop; Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – drums
with local poets Stephen Anstey and Michael Hoerman
+
Apocalypso: Joe Burgio – movement; Shayna Dulberger – upright bass, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Walter Wright – electronics

February 24 XFest 2013 @ Lowell Telecommunications Corp, Lowell MA
XFest 2013 Local Bands
One-Armed Mist: Steve Norton – reeds; Stephanie Lak – voice, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics

February 28 @ floft, Boston MA
Katt Hernandez – violin with Joe Burgio – movement; fleisenberg – drums; Steve Norton – reeds; Andrea Pensado – laptop, voice

Gigs, October 2012

October 31, 2012

October 6 @ 119 Gallery
Dr T’s 70th Birthday Party
Michael Bloom, Joe Burgio, Dave Bryant, Lou Cohen, Eric Crawley, Michael F Dailey Jr, Kit Demos, Junko Fujiwara, Mike Funiole, Karen Langlie, Glynis Lomon, Andrea Pensado, Eric Rosenthal, Walter Wright
with
Gregory Kowalski, Dr T – live video

October 16 @ Weirdo Records, Cambridge MA
One-Armed Mist: ARKM Foam – himself; Steve Norton – sopranino, electronics; Walter Wright – electronics

October 26 @ 119 Gallery (my 71st Birthday)
Los Condenados: Steve Norton – sopranino; Andrea Pensado – laptop; Walter Wright – electronics
with
Crank Sturgeon, Nico Poisson, Chloe Bonnard, Id m Theftable, BIG & little, DJ DA, VJ Kowalski

October 31 @ Brian’s Ivy, Lowell MA
BiRdOrGaN: Michael F Dailey Jr – drums, voice; Mike Funaiole – analog synth; Walter Wright – drums

Gigs, September 2012

September 30, 2012

August 31 @ UnchARTed Gallery
Dailey Wright Duo: Michael F Dailey Jr – drums; Walter Wright – drums

September 1 @ Chailley Mansion, Newburyport
One-Armed Mist: ARKM Foam – himself; Steve Norton – electronics; Walter Wright – drums, percussion

September 14 @ 119 Gallery
Los Condenados: Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop; Jules Vasylenko – bamboozle; Walter Wright – electronics

Playing with Duck That! and Pet Bottle Ningen.

September 17 @ UnchARTed
Dailey Funiole Wright Trio: Michael F Dailey Jr – drums; Mike Funiole – analog synth; Walter Wright – drums

September 22 @ Opensound, Somerville MA
bodydrama: Joe Burgio, Betty Wang – movement; Forbes Graham – trumpet; Steve Norton – reeds; Matt Samolis – flute; Walter Wright – electronics

Playing with The Unfinished Quartet and others.