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Gigs February, 2017

February 19, 2017

Performance Lab: Electro-acoustic music, improvisation & more
February 3 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – RadioMusic, Phonogene, additional modules, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Diamond Cadillac, Snow Pot

February 11 at Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Big Plastic Finger, Mongoloids, Edward Sears Read, Dave Seidel

February 14 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Drone Night
February 18 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Walter Wright – LBB
with
Rick Breault, Edward Sears Read, ???

February 19 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Walter Wright – sound

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

February 26 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Walter Wright – sound

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

Egregoros at The Hearing Room

February 3, 2017

Egregoros: [Lowell MA]
Christos Koulendros – RadioMusic, Phonogene, analog modules, mixer
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

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Diamond Chevrolet: [Western MA]
Andy Allen – woodwinds
Sam Gas Can – multi-instruments
Joey Bastardo – modular synth

snowpot
Snow Pot: [Holyoke MA]
Jenifer Gelineau – violin
Willie Gussin – bass

And, I recorded our sets –

track 01 – Egregoros
track 02 – Diamond Chevrolet (missing the first few minutes)
track 03 – Snow Pot

Egregoros recorded January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

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Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Rick Breault – field recordings

This session focused on samples, Rick Breault brings his field recordings, Christos his Radio Music and Phonogene modules.

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Gigs January, 2017

January 31, 2017

January 3 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Second Sunday Sound and Sculpture Series No3
January 8 at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Cambridge MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), Sidrazzi, sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Id M Theft Able, Victor Mooney

January 8 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Andrea West – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Steve Norton, Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound
Theresa deCosta – witness

January 10 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix
Rehearsing for Film Score Festival, all welcome!

Live Film Score Festival
January 14 at AS220, Providence RI
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things modular, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix

January 15 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte ???, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
David Kontak, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Mary Ann Kearns – witness

January 17 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog, samples
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

January 22 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte ???, Ofri Rieger – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 24 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shynth, Sidrazzi, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

January 29 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner- movement
Pat Carr, David Kontak, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 31 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog, samples
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
with
Rick Breault – samples
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Egregoros recorded January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

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Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Sidrazzi, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion

Christos brings his favorite PeterB instruments. I’m on drums and percussion, still working on the bass drum.

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Egregoros recorded January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

Christos Koulendros – modular synth, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix

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Something different, rehearsing for a gig at AS220, using the AVSynth, I’m on the left, video from laptop is processed using the AVSynth and output to the monitor, for the gig we will use a projector. My audio is passed to Christos who mixes our sound together and outputs to his powered speakers.

Recorded on my camcorder, off the monitor, quality not so good.

Egregoros recorded January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

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Christos Koulendros – 6-string saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion

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The cura is the smallest of the saz family with the highest pitch. It has a small body and short finger board. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900’s. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey’s first president, dubbed it cumbus pronounced joom-bush. Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbus are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

The following tuning suggestions are from low to high

Standard: A B E a d g; or D E A D G C
Egyptian/Arab: D G A D G C
New Turkish Classical: F# B E A D G
Turkish/Armenian: E A B E A D
Turkish/Armenian Variant: C# F# B E A D
Old Turkish Classical: A D E A D G
The Ukulele Cumbus: G C E A
The Cumbus Cura: A D G

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Gigs, December 2016

December 31, 2016

December 4 at Longy School of Music at Bard College, Cambridge MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Peter Evans, David Russell

December 4 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
David Contact, Kat Dobbins, Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 6 at Jesse’s, Allston MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Boardweevil, sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Aspec(t), Cone-fusion

December 7 at My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, New Paltz NY
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Aspec(t), Klonopin, Luczak Paternostro Duo, Andrea Pensado

December 8 at DAiMON, Gatineau QC
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Michael ??? & Emilie Mouchous , ???, ???

December 9 at Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal QC
Elka Bong
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Ensemble Habitant, Emilie Mouchous

December 9 at Emilie’s, Montreal QC
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth

Shrymprov
December 10 at Adam & Kate’s, Wendel MA
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, objects
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Ginger Cooky, Andy Allan, FOAM, Ada Kohl, Sandy Kohl, Kate Lee, Lauri Mc, Mia Friedman

December 11 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Shoshi Moyer, Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger – movement
Pat Carr, Emilio Gonzalez, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 13 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – sampler, Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

December 16 at Green Street Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Katerine Gagnon, Shoshi Moyer, Sharon Quimbay, Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
Pat Carr, Kat Dobbins, Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Performing a score to the film, ‘The Little Match Girl’ (1928)

December 19 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – all things analog
Josh Tracy – voice, electronics
Michael F Dailey Jr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Bonnie Kane, Id M Theft Able, It Is Not Okay, Journey to the Center of the Colon

December 28 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Egregoros recorded December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016

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Christos Koulendros – saz (or bag of llamas), sampler
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion

Open rehearsal at 114 Grand Street, last rehearsal of the year, back to the roots (sorta’).

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Baglama Saz
Commonly known as the baglama, this is mid-sized, and the most common saz, and supplies the melody to both traditional and modern Turkish music. Think of how western music would be if the violin and the guitar were the same instrument, and you get the idea. It commonly has a scale of 26″ – 36″, with 35.6″ typical of a long-neck in A tuning and 27.4″ typical for a short-neck in D tuning.

A professional saz is made to order, and the scale is set to whatever the musician requires, according to the intended tuning of the first (highest) course which is in turn matched to the performer’s vocal range. Often this means a shorter neck, but the music is still written as if the top string were tuned to A, and such a saz is therefore a transposing instrument.

Standard long-neck A tuning:
G g – d d – A a a

Common variations (also A tunings):
E e – d d – A a a
F# f # – d d – A a a

Short-neck D tunings:
c c’ – g g – d d’ d’
A a – g g – d d’ d’
B b – g g – d d’ d’

more info here

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Egregoros recorded December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016

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Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, some analog modules
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

Open rehearsal at 114 Grand Street, gig next Monday at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA.

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