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Gigs March, 2017

March 27, 2017

XFest 2017 PreParty
March 2 at Deep Thoughts, Jamaica Plain MA
We ring in this year’s XFest with a pre-show celebration. Improvisors and artists from Boston and beyond warm up, by playing in on-the-spot-ensembles. We welcome everyone, especially those interested in playing next year’s festival.

Stephanie Marie Germaine, Al Margolis, Sam Potrykus, Joe Brown, Nick Williams, Conrad Benjamin, Allison, Jeff, Emma Leavitt, James Moore, Matthew Dunlap, Jared Standish, Alaina Stamatis, Kristin Mendes, Pete

XFest 2017
March 3-5 at Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke MA
Friday
  7:30p – Dacey, Cloaca, FOAM, Sawyer [1]
  7:45p – Groenendaal, Paul K-G, Karlson, Kovak, Turek [2]
  8:00p – Dailey, Moshe, Mouth, Theftable, Haworth [3]
  8:15p – Balter, Luczak, RipRap, Allison [1]
  8:30p – Benjamin, Collins, Chremos, Mulhall [2]
  8:45p – Brown, Derderian, Friedman, Hadge [3]
  9:00p – Margolis, Prato, Xhrist [1]
  9:15p – Ahern, Allen, Craft, Hampson, Rivera [2]
  9:30p – Robidoux, Wright, Spreaders [3]
  9:45p – Hagan, Shen, Strunk [1]
10:00p – Crean, Goodarz, Kane, Mc [2]
10:15p – Kivela, Leetmaa, Nesse, Tracy [3]
10:30p – Ingalls, Pensado, Slippy, Barrett, Pelchat [1]
10:45p – Peters, Potrykus, Bosse, Downing [2]
11:00p – Grollman, Matlock [3]
RoboRob, Claire Elizabeth Barratt – DJ & GoGo dancer

Saturday
  1:00p – Improv 101 with Walter Wright
  2:30p – Acoustic Playtime with Duane Ingalls & EJ Hampson
  4:00p – Space Balm Ritual with Asimina Chremos

  6:00p – Bosse, Derderian, Margolis, Matlock, Pelchat [1]
  6:15p – Chremos, Ingalls, Nesse, Robidoux, Xhrist [2]
  6:30p – Azevedo, Groenendaal, Luczak, Mc [3]
  6:45p – Dacey, Paul K-G, Margolis, Moore, Peters, RipRap [1]
  7:00p – Allen, Kane, Kivela, Pensado, Allison [2]
  7:15p – Balter, Graham, Theftable, Turek [3]
  7:30p – Friedman, Peters, Weston [1]
  7:45p – Hadge, Potrykus, Prato, Slippy, Haworth [2]
  8:00p – Karlson, Landis, Mouth, Strunk [3]
  8:15p – Brown, Hughes, Mygan [1]
  8:30p – Ahern, Barrett, Serrambana, Tracy [2]
  8:45p – Craft, Crean, Germaine, Leetmaa, Downing [3]
  9:00p – Benjamin, Grollman, Kontak [1]
  9:15p – Dacey, Rivera, Spreaders [2]
  9:30p – Cloaca, Paul K-G, Burnett [3]
  9:45p – Eisenberg, Hagan, Shen, Mygan, Wright [1]
RoboRob, Claire Elizabeth Barratt – DJ & GoGo dancer

Sunday
12:00p – Kane Wright Duo
12:30p – Peter Cassino Art Ensemble
  1:00p – Les Trois Etoiles
  2:30p – EMU
  3:00p – Viewer
  3:30p – Donkey NoNo
  4:00p – Chremos Groenendaal Theftable Trio
  4:30p – Weeping Bong Band

March 7 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Shnth, mixer
Walter Wright – acoustic drum kit
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

John Trudeau’s Birthday Party
March 11 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Shnth, mixer
MFDJr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Bunnies, John Trudeau, Zwei

March 12 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Matt Samolis, Walter Wright – sound

March 18 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Kristiana Hubley, Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound

March 22 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros –
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, all welcome!

Bonnie Kane’s Experimental Series
March 23 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Walter Wright – solo drums, percussion
with
Jenifer Gelineau, Willie Gussin, Bonnie Kane, Vitek Kruta, Scott Prato

March 25 at Al’s house, Chester NY
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinets, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – PeterB synth

March 26 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Water Wright – sound

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

Egregoros recorded February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

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

Christos plays Shnth & Sidrazzi! I play drums, a little loud on the recording, bad mic placement.

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Gigs February, 2017

February 28, 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!

February 19 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Andrea West – movement
David Kontak, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Lou Bunk – witness

February 22 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Make Noise! modules, Shnth
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion
Open rehearsal, everyone welcome!

February 24 at Hotel Vernon, Worcester MA
The Woo!: [Lowell, Williamsport MA]
Crank Sturgeon & Walter Wright – electronics
with
Mickey O’Hara, Nico Tracy & more

February 26 at Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!:
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner, Katerine Gagnon – movement
Christos Koulendros, Matt Samolis, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Working with limits, counting !!!

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

Egregoros recorded February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017

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Christos Koulendros – Make Noise! modules, Shnth, mixer
Walter Wright – amplified drums, percussion

Christos working with the Shnth plus! I’m cleaning up the amplified drum sounds.

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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, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, 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
Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner – 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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