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Gigs July, 2018

July 20, 2018

July 8 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Gregory Kowalski – video

July 15 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Thalia Arnow, Andrea West- movement
Walter Wright – sound

Buddy Fest
July 20-21 at My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, New Paltz NY
ELKA BONG:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
featuring
Ophra Wolf – movement
with
Amelia Moon, LVSXW, ROMANTIC, Federico Balducci, Temple of Saturn, Jen Kutler, HSFB, Jack Lynch, Nick+Zack (BillXNye), IKKU, Co(p)e, Lucas Brode, Animals Against Humans, 4 Airports, Ohms of Resistance, +DOG+, Bathassaults , Octonomy , CHS Dog Hospice Duo, Street Rat + Joseph Mauro, Janet, Angels Breath, Sour Spirit, Sound VVitch, Jason Sherman, Bonnie Kane, Stephanie Germaine + Victoria Shen, Formaldahydra, mtlczk, Casas, Frataxin, Fred Cracklin, Jonas Bers, KPG, Mezzanine Swimmers, Wolverine Carcass, Grey Wulf, This is Not Okay, Poacher, Negasword, No Face, Mike Sidnam, TFFNI

July 29 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
– movement
Walter Wright – sound

July 31 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Bats From Pogo:
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop, contact mics
Walter Wright – ???
with
???

w2 recorded June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018

Single track, AVSynth (audio only), it’s same patch.

track 01

Almost Summer miniTour: Day 6

June 9, 2018

Up by 11am, I slept in Ryan’s bedroom, he’s not moving. Victoria, Dana, and I scour the kitchen, make coffee. Lucy appears, then Andrea. The house is crowded and there are people outside – sleeping in their cars, there’s a tent and a hammock. Quite a collection. More people drift into the house, Ryan suggests a breakfast biscuit take-out, several cars take off. Andrea and I opt to go straight into town, snag a parking spot in front of the venue, head back to the Mediterranean Deli, falafel salad for breakfast, then across the street for Columbian coffee. Their wifi password is “tarheels”.

Ryan’s house

“tarheels”

We’re back at the venue by 3pm, our host Ryan Martin has the first set.The lineup for the second day of Savage Weekend –

Fossilized Wilderness [NC]
Margery Kemp [NC]
Marselle [MA]
Jim Capps [NC]
de_Plata [NC]
Clang Quartet [NC]
Suicide Magnets [NC]
Fitness Womxn [NC]
Andean Shrine [FL]
Blursome [NC]
Fjshwjfe [FL]
Marcia Custer [OH]
Parabola [OH]
Soul Worm [NY]
Nadia [ME]
Widow [NC]
Julia Santoli [NY]
Bats From Pogo [MA]
Formaldehydra [FL]
Proud/Father [LA]
Virusse [RI]
Last Supper [PA]
Lauren Tosswill [ME]
Desert Secretary [NC]
Control Point [PA]
COORD [PA]
Tavishi [VA]
Violiet [RI]
Humanbeast [NY]
Dracula [FL]
Naga [FL]
Ironing [FL]
I_Like_Dog_Face [FL]
Oracle Plus [CA]
Crawlspace [NY]
Das Drip [NC]
Trim [MA, NY]
Kimberly [TX]
Unguent [PA]
Tether [PA]
Cienfuegos [NY]
Valerie Martino [RI]
Dromez [TX]
Gyna Bootleg [RI]
Noise Nomads [MA]
Moth Cock [OH]
Rat Bastard [FL]
Cornelius F Von Strafin III [NC]

Selfie

Ryan

Rebecca & JP

People

48 bands from NC, FL, NY, PA, OH, MA, RI, ME, CA, LA, TX and VA. Same as yesterday, a lot of creative energy, an eclectic mix of performance, electronics, other musics. Some highlights Fitness Womxn remind me of Pylon; Tavishi aka Sarmistha Talkudar from Richmond VA; Lauren Tosswill; Ironing aka Andrew Chadwick who is documenting this weekend; and more who’s names I’ve forgotten. You had to be there!More out-of-towners, some BIG names. A long, long day, from 3:30pm to 3:30am, we’re back at Ryan’s ‘round 4am, and again, I’m out like light.

Almost Summer miniTour: Day 5

June 8, 2018

Up at a reasonable hour, Ralph and I sit on the back porch and drink coffee. For Ralph one cup caffeinated, he drinks slowly. Lauren and Alice appear, then Andrea. We, Lauren drink more coffee. Ralph wants to incorporate Art Rat Studios, quizzes me on 501(c)3 non-profits. Lauren and Alice are ready to take off. Ralph, Andrea and I are ready for breakfast at the Scratch Biscuit Company.

Ralph

Scratch Biscuit Company

After breakfast we return to Ralph’s house, pack up and load out, Rte220S to I40E to Chapel Hill. North of I40 Andrea’s GPS takes us on a backroads ride. Scenic. Eventually, we rejoin our assigned route. We arrive at the venue around 3pm, a couple of hours early. Nightlight is empty, we walk over to the Mediterranean Deli, Bakery, and Catering. On the way we pass a bed of Arabian Jasmine, smells great.

At the venue, Nightlight in Chapel Hill NC

  Jasminum Sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in
  the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighbouring Bangladesh, India
  and Pakistan. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much
  of South and Southeast Asia.
  ~ Wikipedia

We order salads, sit at a table near the window on Franklin Street. Still an hour before the the event starts, Andrea orders an espresso and lemon cake. “Just like in Argentina”, she says.

Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering

Back to the venue, not playing until tomorrow, tonight we’re audience. The lineup for the first night of Savage Weekend –

Webmaster [NC]
Copula [NC]
Somatic [NC]
Tećucigalpan [NC]
Discorporate Voyeur [NC]
Bitchcraft [NY]
Natural Causes [NC]
Mike Geary [NC]
Homeworld [MA]
Actualia [NC]
Mall Prowler [NC]
Chaperone [VA]
Piper Harrow [MO]
King Of Herrings [NC]
https://soundcloud.com/kendall-cahan [NC]
Burnt Hair [FL]
Complaint Band [NC]
Shiner [NC]
Stone Garden Jam Temple [VA]
Jackson-Pratt [NY]
Patrick Gallagher [PA]
Emily Shinada [RI]
Preferred Customer [MN]
LSVD [MA]
Faster Detail [NC]
Sponge Bath [NC]
Chucha [NC]
Floor Model [NC]
Kyle Flanagan [VA]
Sibling [NY]
Leper USA [NY]
Housefire [NC]
Dave Public [RI]
Embarker [PA]
Male Model & Calne Puelco [FL, Puerto Rico]
Yohimbe [VA]
Latrines [NY]
Yureka Cash [PA]
Purism [RI, NY]
Lilumnia [LA]
Pamela & Her Sons [PA]

People, Andrew Chadwick recording

Victoria Shen is here

People

??? & Andrea

41 bands from NC, NY, RI, FL, MA, VA, MN, MO, LA and Puerto Rico. That covers the east coast plus a couple of outliers. There’re bands, noise acts, electro including industrial, ambient, dark ambient, and techno, and performance. All sorts of people as in men vs women, young vs old and gender expression. All DIY, talented and enthusiastic. The crowd grows as the day wears on, by the evening there a 100+ people milling about. A new set every 15min, non-stop. The 3 sound engineers are fantastic. All the sets have something to say, all are good, not one dud. Towards midnight the crowd thins out a little. It’s a little cooler and it’s all a blur!

Andrea and I leave for Ryan’s house around 2am. We miss the last couple of acts but snag a couple of good sleeping spots. I’m out like a light.

Almost Summer miniTour: Day 4

June 7, 2018

Up early, 7:00am, breakfast, pack up and load out. We’re on the road by 9:00am, Rte22W to I78W to Harrisburg, then south on I81 all the way to Roanoke VA.

Andrea & Barbara

Walters Environmental Services

We arrive around 3pm, in time for a visit to the Taubman Museum. The main exhibition is Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin Dewoody Collection. Fantastic! Andrea and I spend a good hour in the gallery. The smaller exhibitions that are equally exciting – Notinorder, drawings and sculpture by Joan Tanner; Bay Fall, photographs by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn; Fire on the Mountain: paintings by Genesis Chapman.

Zak Ové, The Upsetters, Queen

Lois Bartlett Tracy, Becoming

Genesis Chapman, Chevron

Hibiscus

Ralph

Olchar & Andrea

We meet Ralph Eaton and Olchar E Lindsann, our hosts, at Alejandro’s for dinner. After dinner we’re off to Art Rat Studios. The lineup for tonight –

Set 1: Lauren Tosswill, voice, delay
Set 2: Robert Imhuman, cassette decks, keyboard, sampler, electronics
Set 3: Olchar E Lindsann, voice
Set 4: Bats From Pogo: Andrea Pensado, voice, laptop; Walter Wright, Board Weevil

Alice, Lauren, Andrea & Art Rat

Andrea in front, Fuzzy Kudzu behind

Lauren’s set

Robert Imhuman

Art Rat Studios

Lauren sets up outside. Her set, another layered monologue, describes her immediate environment. It’s architectural. She turns, perhaps in sync with the delay, from compass point to compass point and describes what she sees and feels. Robert’s set is a dark ambient mix, well suited to the underlying menace in Ralph’s studio of stuffed horribles. Next, Olchar reads one of his poems then launches into a sound improvisation. Terrifiyingly good! Bats From Pogo are set up in front of the “Fuzzy Kudzu” floral archway. Our set is loud, energetic and fun!

We pack up and load out, back to Ralph’s house. Lauren and Alice are also staying with Ralph. We watch a short episode of The Church of Elvis then off to bed around midnight.

Almost Summer miniTour: Day 3

June 6, 2018

Slept in until 9:00am, administrivia, Ben is practicing in his basement studio. I make coffee. Ben comes upstairs, makes another batch of pancakes for breakfast. Andrea joins us, we chat until noon, then pack up, load out. On the road by 2pm, out I76W to I476N to Rte22E, we arrive in Easton around 3:30pm. We stop by Jack’s house, knock on the front door, no answer we head downhill to Book & Puppet. We load in. Andy Laties, our host, is at the Columbian take-out next door, we meet him there, order soup, return to book store to eat our lunch. I buy a book, A Maze of Death by Philip K Dick. “SF Masterwork”, it says on the cover.

Ben’s house

Book & Puppet

I call Jack, he’s home. We head back uphill to Jack’s house. We sort out sleeping arrangements, Andrea is in the attic and I’m in the garage. We visit with Jack and Barbara, Lauren Tosswill arrives with her friend Alice. We’re all here. We uncork a bottle of wine and order pizza. We learn that Alice is a “pure mathematician”, no computers or practical applications. All theory, proofs, written in pencil in notebooks. We have a lively discussion over dinner.

Jack & Barbara

Around 7:00pm we head back downhill to the bookstore. We set up, in the puppet theater, the lineup for tonight –

Set 1: Lauren Tosswill, voice, delay
Set 2: Andy Laties, 6-8′ garden hose; Jack Wright, 2′ garden hose, mouthpiece
Set 3: Bats From Pogo: Andrea Pensado, voice, laptop; Walter Wright, Board Weevil
Set 4: Group Jam (all of the above)

Andrea

Andrea & Andy

Lauren

This is Lauren’s first event with Andrea & me, she’ll be along for the rest of the tour. Her set is a propriocentric/meditative monologue that builds using a long-duration digital delay. Jack and Andy are both playing lengths of garden hose. Jack’s are short, about 2’ in length, with a sax mouthpiece; Andy’s is about 6-8’ without a mouthpiece. Our BFP set is rather quiet. We wind down with a short group jam, Andy is playing Shakuhachi, Lauren contact mic. We’re hang out for awhile, chatting with the audience and Andy. We pack up and load out, back to Jack’s. Lauren and Alice go back to Philadelphia. We turn in early, around 11:00pm. It’s a long drive tomorrow.

Almost Summer miniTour: Day 2

June 5, 2018

Jack Fest (or The Third Annual East Coast Free Music Festival)

Slept in until 7:30am, administrivia, Ben out for a run. I make coffee. Ben returns with fresh berries and fennel for pancakes. Andrea appears. We eat breakfast together then Ben takes off for work.

Andrea and I go out for a walk, down through the Laurel Hills Cemetery to the Schuylkill River, along the river trail and under the Rosevelt Bridge. We stop at the Trolley Car Cafe for brunch before returning to Ben’s house. I finish posting yesterday pics, Andrea takes a nap.

Ben’s house

Laurel Hills Cemetery

Laurel Hills Cemetery

Dogwood

Trolley Car Cafe

2pm we head into town, to Jack’s Spring Garden Music House on Spring Garden Street. Ron, Ed and Joel are waking up. Zach is working, Jack is napping. We break out the amps, loosen up, the clamor is enough to wake up Jack who joins in for an hours or so of ‘free music’, followed by a round-table, then off to the Rotunda.

Jack & Ron

Andrea & Ed

Jack & Ron

7:30pm waiting for Toshi, a sextet and 3 quartets –

Set 1: Walter Wright, Board Weevil; Zach Darrup, guitar; Jack Wright, saxes; Joel Kromer, modular synth; Ron Stabinsky, keys
Set 2: Andrea Pensado, voice, laptop; Walter Wright, Board Weevil; Edmond Cho, guitar; Joel Kromer, modular synth
Set 3: Jack Wright, saxes; Zach Darrup, guitar; Evan Lipson, double bass; Ben Bennett, drums, percussion
Set 4: Rob Stabinksy, keys; Matt Tomlinson,bass; Patrick Crossland, trombone; Toshi Makahari, snare drum

Set 1: Walter, Zach, Jack, Joel, Ron video by Kevin Reilly

Set 2: Andrea, Ed, Joel, Walter, video by Kevin Reilly

Set 3: Zach, Ben, Jack, Evan, video by Kevin Reilly

Set 4: Patrick Toshi, Matt, Rob

Toshi didn’t make the first set, it’s a quintet, a loud quintet followed by a loud quartet. Two women in the front row move to the back of the hall. However they recover quickly and return to the front row. Although it’s Tuesday and it’s raining, we have a larger audience, larger than last night. Asimina Chremos is here again, and Loren Groenendaal.

!0:00pm we’re done, back to Ben’s.

Gigs May, 2018

May 31, 2018

May 1 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Trogotronics, ???, 4×4 matrix mixer
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

May 5 at Firehouse, Worcester MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Trogotronics, ???, 4×4 matrix mixer
Nico – Trogotronics
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
with
id m theft able, Dog Hospice, Bill T Miller, Andrea Pensado, Abdul Sherzai

May 6 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Burca Gulec, Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

May 6 at Abandon Bear Cages, Boston MA
LOS CONDENADOS:
Christos Koulendros – electronics
Andrea Pensado – voice, electronics
Chris Strunk – snare drum
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
with
id m theftable, Kevin Dacey, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Britanny Karlson, Victoria Shen

May 8 at Cafe Fixe, Brookline MA
Bats From Pogo
Andrea Pensado – voice, contact mics, laptop
Walter Wright – AVSynth (audio only)

Émilie’s Book Launch
May 9 at Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montreal QC
D’un érotisme botanique d’Émilie Mouchous

May 12 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Thollem McDonas – Korg Synthesizer

May 13 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Description:Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

May 14 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Listening Workshop
led by Thollem McDonas
with
pre-workshop background music by
Christos Koulendros – saz

Crank’s Farewell Party
May 20 at The Brick House, Turners’ Falls MA
Bats From Pogo:
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop, electronics
Michael F Dailey Jr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Adam Bosse, Crank Sturgeon, & more

May 31 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Michael F Dailey Jr – drums
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Idol Brain, Flo-Pilot, Justin Trudeau

Christos at home with the flu!

Gigs April, 2018

April 30, 2018

April 1 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Elka Bong:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
and
Michael F Dailey Jr, Dei Xhrist

April 3 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

April 4 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – tenor sax, flute, electronics
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Eric Dahlman, Mike McCaw, Bob Moores, Jim Warshauer, Eric Zinman

April 8 at 3887 Ontario est, Montreal QC
Émilie Mouchous – video synth (her newest circuit)
Walter Wright – PeterB miniSynth

April 10 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

April 15 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Thalia Arnow, Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

April 18 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth

Performance Lab: Mixed Bag
April 21 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – PeterB modular synth
Walter Wright – AVSynth, also a PeterB modular
with
Joe Brown, Mike Funaiole, Allison O’Brien, Katya Popova, Edward Sears Read, Ayna Shatilova

April 24 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Trogotronics, field kit
Walter Wright – Boardweevil, contact mics

Weekend Tour
April 26 – 29
ELKA BONG: [Chester NY, Lowell MA]
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Craig Chin, Bonnie Kane, Nathan Yeager

April 26 at Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
April 27 at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro VT
April 28 at Remedy Music, Worcester MA
April 29 at Root Cellar, Greenfield MA

Gigs March, 2018

April 1, 2018

March 4 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Description:Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Burca Gulec, Christos Koulendros, Scott Schell, Walter Wright – sound

March 6 at 114 Grand St, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – accordion
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

Performance Lab: Disembodied Poetics
March 9 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Poets – Stephan Anstey, Jane Boxall, Rick Breault, Eliot Cardinaux, John Voigt
Musicians – id m theft able, Jane Boxall, Rick Breault, Eliot Cardinaux, Stephanie Marie Germaine, Christos Koulendros, Scott Getchell, John Voigt, Walter Wright

Jean-Louis ‘Jack’ Kerouac’s birthday! Various group performances, maybe a round-robin, and featuring a choral piece by id m with Jane Boxall, Eliot Cardinaux, Katya Popova, Nico Tracy, Walter Wright

March 11 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley, Ofri Rieger, Thalia ???, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Emilio Gonzalez, Burca Gulec, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

Performance Lab: Electron-eeks
March 17 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
What My Dear?: [Lowell, Lynn MA, Manchester NH]
Walter Wright – Boardweevil
Mitch Ahern – e-harrow
DeiX – voice, electronics
with
Angel Death Mother, Pain Chain, This Is Not Okay

March 18 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Thalia Arnow, Bianca Beneduzi, Katerine Gagnon, Kristiana Hubley – movement
Joe Burgio, Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

March 20 at 1UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – electronics
Nico Tracy – electronics
Michael F Dailey Jr & Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
2KJB, Deftly-D, Dog Hospice, Idol Brain, JttCotC

Spring miniTour
March 23 – April 1
ELKA BONG: [Chester NY, Lowell MA]
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics
Walter Wright – AVSynth
with
Dei Xhrist – vocals, electronics
and
Jane Boxall, Michael F Dailey Jr, ensemble inédit ?!, Matt Luczak, Emilie Mouchous, Alex Pelchat, Jack Wright

March 23 at OK House, Lowell MA
March 24 at Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal QC
March 25 at IMOO, Ottawa ON
March 26     Day Off
March 27 at Northern Daughters, Vergennes VT
March 28 at Bush of Ghosts, New Paltz, NY
March 29 at Book & Puppet, Easton PA
March 30 at 603^, Brooklyn NY
March 31 at WASC, Somerville MA
April     1 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA