Joe Burgio – movement
Shayna Dulberger – double bass, delay
Chris Welcome – guitar
Walter Wright – analog synths, video
born in Boston Massachusetts, received his first formal dance training from Jody Weber at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the Dance Complex, also in Cambridge, he studied Experiential Anatomy, Somatic Movement and Contact Improvisation with Debra Bluth. He has appeared with several dance-theater groups, including Callie Chapman-Korn’s Zoedance and Rose-Pasquerello-Beachamp’s inFluxdance, which made an award-winning appearance at the 2006 Montreal Fringe Festival. He has performed extensively with experimental and improvisational musicians, and has on-going collaborations with Katt Hernandez, Lou Cohen, Matt Samolis and Jack Wright. His principle area of interest is intermedia performance, and has worked on many projects with video artist and musician Walter Wright: electrovideomove, the BopAnts, Egg Sucking Dogs, the dadallamas, and the Apocalypso Trio, with Shayna Dulberger. Joe leads bodydrama, a movement ensemble rooted in Butoh aesthetic, and teaches informally in Boston’s Fort Point arts community.
is a bassist and composer currently living and working in New York City. She has recorded with The E.R.A., Chris Welcome “Quartet”, the Young Equestrians, the Push Pull Quartet, the Ras Moshe “Quartet” and as William Parker’s bass player on “Double Sunrise Over Neptune” (Aum Fidelity) . She has performed in festivals and series such as XFest (Lowell, MA), Rhythm in the Kitchen, KMB Jazz Festival, CMJ, “Brooklyn Next” BAM Festival, the Vision Festival, ABC No Rio’s C.O.M.A., and Neues Kabarett’s events at the Brecht Forum. Since 2007 she has regularly worked with Bill Cole performing in New York City and at Syracuse University.
Her first album as a band leader, composer and producer is named “TheKillMeTrio” and was described “…as one of the stronger avant-jazz groups we’ve heard in some time.” (Time Out New York) In 2007, in a review of TheKillMeTrio album “Jazz and Tzaz” wrote “The 23 year old New Yorker does not comply with the trendy model of women in Jazz”. Bruce Lee Gallanter (DMG) wrote in a review for Ras Moshe’s album “Transcendence” and said “Acoustic bassist, Shayna Dulberger, is another important new musician to watch, she takes a number amazing solos on this disc that show her to be a new force to be reckoned with.” Shayna has been interviewed on Taran’s Free Jazz Hour (Angers, France) and was invited by All About Jazz to participate in their “Listen Up!” Section.
Dulberger was born in 1983, raised in Mahopac, NY and has been playing bass since she was 13yrs old. She attended Manhattan School of Music’s preparatory division during high school and graduated with a BM in Jazz at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
Shayna is very interested in playing a wide variety of original music and developing bands that have unique sounds and concepts different from each other. “TheKillMeTrio” is very Free Jazz and Nu-Jazz inspired while “The Chris Welcome Quartet” is Minimal and Atonal. “Stoney Mountain” is reminiscent of Doom Metal and Steve Reich while “The Young Equestrians” explores the Drone but in an Indie Rock style. She is also very motivated to collaborate with artists of different media including painters, visual artists, sculptors, video artists, poets, and dancers. Her goal is to explore the new spaces where the arts collaborate to create new experiences for artists and audiences.
plays guitar. From sparse chamber-jazz to spastic avant-metal, Welcome lends his unique voice to a variety of ensembles. He performs regularly with Mothguts, Sam Mickens’ Ecstatic Showband and Revue, Trio Caveat, Mike Pride, Ben Gerstein, Daniel Carter, Shayna Dulberger, Jonathan Moritz, James Ilgenfritz, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kirk Knuffke, and many others.
As a composer, he has written extensively for his own quartet and for various chamber ensembles. His compositions often combine the space and pointillism of Webern and Cage, with extended techniques, and a loose, Jazz sensibility.
Welcome attended Rutgers University where he studied closely with Vic Juris, Stanley Cowell, and Ralph Bowen. He was born in 1980 in New York, grew up in the Chicago area where he studied guitar with Frank Portolese. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
is a multimedia improviser. Pre-recorded imagery is de/reconstructed on his video performance system, the Video Shredder, creating unique and stunning visuals. He plays the analog synthesizer. He has a Doepfer, a Little Boy Blue, and a touch-sensitive BPNG. He has immersed himself in music, video, and dance improvisation. In 2003, he enrolled in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, graduating in 2007. He focused on “improvisation as a way of being present in/to the world.”
In the early 1970s, he was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp he animated letters, words, and titles for the Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesis and Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award (1971), and Wright showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, he pioneered video performance while touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer.
Wright has also developed software and hardware for artists: the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2000; and Movies, a video optical printer for Truevision’s TARGA+ frame buffer. He assisted in the design and construction of voltage-controlled video modules at the Experimental Television Center, and has assembled two Serge Modular Music Systems. Currently, he is working with Max/MSP and softVNS to develop motion-triggered sound and video performance.
He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery, the first digital art gallery on the World Wide Web, reopened in 2005 in Lowell, MA.