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Egregoros recorded April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

Christos Koulendros – a things modular, same rig as last time!
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit

Christos continues experimenting with different modules. He has a small box of controllers including Pressure Points, and a second larger box with various Make Noise! modules.

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w2 recorded April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017



All electronics, AVSynth (audio only) and Emilie Mouchous’ Solar Box, three tracks.

Track 1: uses the patch above, PeterB modules, a mix of the SPROTT band pass and chaos outputs, 30min long, recorded in real-time.

Track 2: uses ONLY Emilie’s Solar Box, the inputs from the AVSynth are turned off. Sound is coming through the Solar Box, it picks up a signal from the AVSynth as I move it above the patch cords across the modules from left to right. There’s a ’system hum’ that muddies the sound a little, but the hum is minimized when I hold the Solar Box against the side of the case. Again, 30min long, recorded in real-time.

Track 3: uses the patch above, PeterB modules, a mix of the SPROTT band pass and chaos outputs, 30min long, recorded in real-time.

All the tracks are 30min long, recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track(s). The three tracks are edited in Audacity, track 1 pushed left, track 2 in the center, track 3  pushed right. One hears the three tracks separately. Although the tracks are each recorded without direct reference one to another, the ‘chance’ coming together of the sounds is always, for me, interesting. Sounds often seem to move from one track to another, left to right or vice versa. Sometimes sounds are alike and sometimes they contrast. Here’s the result –


w2 recorded April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017



AVSynth, a new patch; Solar Box, a gift from Emilie Mouchous; and my amplified drumkit. Mixed in Audacity, electronics pushed left, drums right.


Egregoros recorded April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Christos Koulendros – a new modular assortment!
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit

Christos continues experimenting with different modules. He has a small box of controllers including Pressure Points, and a second larger box with various Make Noise! modules.

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Spring miniTour: Day 10

April 15, 2017

Early day, third in a row, another longish drive to Lowell. Breakfast with Leslie, Zeke, Steve, Bonnie and the two students from Bar Harbor. After breakfast we pack up, load out, on the road. Back out SR 199 to 15 to Bucksport, Rte 1 across the Penobscot River, we pass Fort Knox, not that Fort Knox, south to Belfast to Rte 3. Up and over the hills to Augusta where we rejoin I95, south to Portland ME, to Portsmouth NH, to Massachusetts. I495 over to Lowell and we’re home! Well, I’m home …

We load into The Hearing Room, take our camping gear upstairs, then head out to Beerworks. Christos can’t play tonight, it’s Kane Wright Duo for the last time, on the tour. We’re playing with Eliot Cardinaux and Flin van Hemmen, Matt Samolis and Dei Xhrist, and Geoff Koetsch.

Here’s the lineup –

Gestures: [Boston MA]
Eliot Cardinaux – piano, spoken word
Flin van Hemmen, drums, percussion, cymbals
Xhrishoe: [Boston MA, Manchester NH]
Matt Samolis – flute
DeiX – voice, electronics
Geoff Koetsch – video [Lowell MA]
Kane Wright Duo: [Holyoke, Lowell MA]
Bonnie Kane – flute [Holyoke MA]
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion

We set up, Gestures lead off, Geoff, then Matt and Dei and, finally Bonnie and I. Bonnie says she’s finally figured out how to play with my percussion 8^))) Here’s our set –

Here’s a live recording

Not a long evening, we hang out for a bit then back to Beerworks for a nightcap, Gelnmorangie Single Malt.

Spring miniTour: Day 9

April 14, 2017

We’re up early, again, another longish drive to Penobscot. Bonnie makes coffee, we load out, head south on Rte 232. Beautiful country, still snow covered, small lakes iced over. We skirt the west shore of Lac Temiscouata, joinn TC2 85, continue south into New Brunswick. We turn left at Woodstock, over to the Canada/US border, south on I95 south to Bangor, back east on SR15 to Bucksport, 199 to Penobscot.

Back in the US[S]A

The Cannery

Cannery canneries

We arrive at the Cannery in time for dinner, but first we load in. Leslie Ross is hosting a women’s sewing circle, her partner Zeke Finkelstein is downstairs in his studio, Steve Norton is setting up his horn collection. The sewing circle breaks up. We sit down for dinner.

We set up in the gallery, determine a set list, the audience is already trickling in. Cameras aligned, cell phones off, digital audio recorder on …

Five sets in various combinations –
1) Kane Wright
2) Norton Ross
3) Kane Norton
4) Ross Wright
5) Kane Norton Ross Wright

Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Steve Norton – sopranino, bass clarinet, baritone sax
Leslie Ross – bassoon
Walter Wright – amplified drumkit, percussion

The first two sets are fairly short, there’s a brief intermission, next two sets also short, but we stretch out on the last set. Here are the live recordings –

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track 05

We return to the living space, several audience members are hanging out. We drink some wine, chat. Around midnight everyone turns in. I’m downstairs in the ‘apartment’.

Spring miniTour: Day 7

April 12, 2017

Bonnie is off record a track for Godspeed Black Emperor. Emilie is in her studio. I’m post pics and video to FB and my blog. Around mid afternoon Em and I eat lunch, clear the table, set up the synths and record –

Here’s the live recording.

Emilie Mouchous – handmade Lunetta synthesizer
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth

Emilie’s handmade Lunetta synthesizer, tape cassette cover

Emilie in her studio

Spring miniTour: Day 4

April 9, 2017

Up early, processing audio files and pics, updating FB and my blog. Nice weather and a nice walk down rue Ontario Est, breakfast at La Belle Place. Back to Emilie’s, checking out the neighbourhood (Canadian spelling).

Emilie’s apartment

La Belle Place

Hochelaga, graffiti for Skot

Off to Ottawa, too much gear to fit in Emilie’s car. Bonnie takes the gear and drives alone to Ottawa. I ride with Emilie. We listen to Black Sabbath and T-Rex on her tape player. We arrive at the venue shortly before Bonnie. We go for coffee. Across the street we see Craig, Ky, her boyfriend and her dog. Linsey Wellman arrives, opens up, we load in.

Ky, Bonnie and Emilie

The venue

Lot’s of people playing tonight (see below). I set up both the electronics and the drumkit. The PeterB miniSynth for a duo with Emilie, the drumkit for playing with Bonnie.

Around 7pm Jane Wright and Ballentine Vesuna arrive, ex-wife and daughter, somehow Jane and Safina, as noted and grand daughter, have persuaded Ballentine to drive into Ottawa. This is unusual. Safina arrives with a couple of friends. Ky’s dad and step-mother arrive. It’s family night at IMOO!

Craig, Linsey and I decide on a lineup. Five sets, various combinations –
1) Emilie and Walter
2) Ky and Linsey
3) Bonnie and Walter
4) Bonnie, Craig and Walter
5) Grace, Bonnie, Emilie, Craig, Linsey, Walter

Ky Brooks – voice [2,5]
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics [3-5]
Emilie Mouchous – electroniques [2,5]
Craig Pedersen – trumpet [4,5]
Linsey Wellman – sax [2,5]
Walter Wright – electronics [1], amplified drumkit [3-5]

Good solid evening, good crowd, several were at my first IMOO show 8 years ago. I enjoy playing with Emilie. Ky’s duo with Linsey and our trio with Craig were outstanding. Got a chance to talk with Jane, Ballentine and Safina between sets. They had a good time, enjoyed the music. The room was jumping. We ended with the IMOO Big Band!

Here are some recordings –
set 1)
set 3)
set 4)
set 5)

Bonnie, Emilie, Craig and Linsey

Hung out for bit after the show, loaded out. Stopped for falafel before hitting the road. Emilie is staying in Ottawa for a couple of days, new job at Diamon! Bonnie and I head back to Montreal, arrive at 1:30am, a long day.

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

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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
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Mike Sidnam – drone/noise [Brooklyn NY]
Martyr – power electronics/harsh noise [New Paltz NY]
MLitBoG Jam:
Bonnie Kane – sax
Matt Luczak & Walter Wright – drums

Al Margolis

Audience and Mike

Here’s our set –

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Turned in around 1am.