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The Cannery Residency: Day 2

May 30, 2019

Wake up at 7am, my internal alarm clock. It’s still pretty cold, so I stay under the covers until I hear Leslie in the Kitchen. I get up, make tea, clean up the studio workbench, set up my equipment.

I caught Mary Ann’s virus, my nose is running overtime. So a nice cup of tea, bundle up, off to walk the NW Quadrant –

I start at The Cannery aka Leslie Ross Bassoons, the circle on the map, and walk north along Rte 175 toward the town ‘center’. The idea is to the record rhythms, textures and patterns that I encounter along the way. These can natural or man-made. Since I’m on the road into town these are mostly man-made – the cars traveling to and from town at irregular intervals. When two or cars are heading the same direction, one after the other, the pass me at 4 second intervals. Sometime cars pass me in opposite directions, sort of a ‘whoosh-woosh’. The houses are placed at regular intervals along the road. Lots seem to have a standard width or frontage. Too far apart to register as a regular ‘beat’. However the patterns and textures are interesting. The houses are surrounded by a yard, a flat expanse of lawn. Some houses also have trees placed along the road or in the open space around the house. The trees and flower beds are placed deliberately, regularly spaced. The only natural vegetation appears in the drainage ditch alongside the road.

Studio

Workbench

Bedroom

There are couple of ‘open spaces’, the Market parking lot, and a little farther on a contractor yard. Both are graveled, cleared of vegetation. The Market lot is bisected by a sign advertising ‘Lobsters Mussels and Clam Meat’, the contractor’s yard has a series of 3 or 4 stone cairns, regularly spaced along the road. From here to town center are houses, again regularly spaced.

Just before the town center, there are open fields either side of the road. One next to a church, possibly a recreation area. And on my an open field leading down to the water. I leave the road and walk across the field towards the water. This is not a flat, well-manicured lawn. No trees or flower beds beds. In contrast to orderly patterns along the road and around the houses, the vegetation in the field at first seems chaotic. However, as I walk across the field I realize that the vegetation is, in fact, disbursed according to a different set of rules. Then I reach the shoreline!

Open field

Milkweed Pod

Wildflowers

Shoreline

A whole new dynamic, the natural rhythm of the waves, the play of light of the surface of the water, the sounds of waves as they break against the larger boulders lining the shore. Small trees and bushes border the field and the shore. Small pools nestle amongst the boulders. Kelp is draped over the pools. Bleached driftwood is lodged in the clefts between rocks. I clamber up and down along the shore, back towards the road, across a small rest area with a picnic table and a view of the bay, then back along the shoreline. The sounds here are quite different from the road. I can still here the cars going by at irregular intervals but this plays over the regular sound of the waves. I clamber for another 10-15 minutes then turn back towards the road.

Thru the scrub of undeveloped land. small trees and bushes, some with flowers. And bordering the road into an adjoining property I see my first Fiddleheads. Not a real forest, the growth here is a jumble of small trees and bushes, small boulders, and pools of water overgrown with sedge. I arrive back at the road, walk back towards The Cannery.

I turn west, just before The Cannery, walk towards Freethy Point. I’m joined by two neighbors and a big, black dog. Before arriving at the boat ramp, I scramble down to the shore then work my way back along Winslow Creek. Leslie says since they un-damned the creek, fish have returned. A couple of weeks ago there was a shad run and, farther down the bay, the salmon have returned. I’m wondering how the fish manage to swim up the creek, ‘jumping’ up the rapids on their way upstream. I’m sitting thinking about this when I feel a large slobbery tongue on my cheek. The big, black dog says ‘hello’.

Fiddleheads

Back at The Cannery. I join Leslie and Zeke for lunch. In the bookshelf next to the kitchen I find a deck of cards, ‘Ancient Whacks of Heraclitus: A Creativity Tool Based on the Epigrams of Heraclitus’. The top card is titled, “The sun is new each day”. On the back side of the card is the interpretation, “Improvise. If the sun is new each day, why limit yourself to approaches and solutions that you’ve used in the past?”

Time to re-patch the AVSynth, working on birdsongs. Early to bed.

The Cannery Residency: Day 1

May 29, 2019

I pack up my AVSynth, computer, (3) Raspberry Pi’s, video projector, and floor percussion. Pick up the rental car, load out, I’m off by noon. I495N to I95N to Augusta ME, Rte 3E to Belfast, Rte 1N across the Penobscot River, then Rte15S to Rte199, I arrive at The Cannery around 5pm. Leslie is in her garden, picking dandelions and cleaning the roots. I load in.

Dinner with Leslie. we talk about PhDs, residencies and collaboration. Zeke arrives around 9pm, with some new, used books. I’m in bed by 10pm.

Boston Butoh Festival: Solos

April 19, 2019

 

Photos by Daniel Corral
 
 
Photo by Gregory Kowalski

Ofri Rieger – movement
Walter Wright – floor percussion

Green Street Studios, Cambridge MA

Gigs March, 2019

March 31, 2019

Thicket
March 6-30 at Greenwald Gallery, Lowell MA
Wed-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Jan Johnson & Walter Wright – prints, video, installation

Our goal is to develop a collaborative art practice that humanizes technological experience, integrating traditional media including painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography with new technologies such as computer programming, electronic sound and digital video to create new modes of expression, exhibition, and performance.

Artists’ Talk
March 6 at Arts League of Lowell, Lowell MA
Jan Johnson & Walter Wright

March 10 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

March 11 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion

Performance Lab: The Usual Suspects
March 16 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Rick Breault – soundscapes
Joe Brown – modular synth
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
Solos and trio.

March 17 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Andrea West – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

March 24 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Reiger, Yahtze – movement
John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
with
Renee Bastarache, Silas Price
Before rehearsal Renee, Silas, Ofri and I attended Joe’s class, authentic movement, come as you are, basic movement. Later the company worked on patterns, using graphic scores, 50% rule with 25% score and 25% silence/stillness.

March 25 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Description:Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion

Gigs February, 2019

February 28, 2019

February 3 at Willimantic Records, Willimantic CT
Balducci Venter Wright Trio
Federico Balducci – guitar
John Venter – sax
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
with
Barbra, Jack Lynch, Enrique Paoli, Leo Suarez

February 10 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
New space sounds different, working on tension/release.

February 11 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnths, Sidrazzi, reverb, Field Kit
Walter Wright – AVSynth, acoustic drum kit
Rehearsing for Thursday night.

February 14 at UnchARTed, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnths, Sidrazzi, reverb, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
with
Michael F Dailey Jr – drums
and
Robert Edge, id m theftable, Obliquity

Performance Lab: Tape Release
February 16 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Bats From Pogo:
Bewitched aka Andrea – voice, laptop
Bothered aka Walter – Board Weevil
with
Chuck Steak, Pain Chain, Nico, John Trudeau. Idol Brain
Mutual Aid Records releasing my tape 8^)))

XFest MA 2019
February 22 at The Firehouse Worcester
Matt Azevedo – electronics
Asimina Chremos – movement
Bob Drake – electronics
Walter Wright – amplified percussion

February 23 at The Firehouse Worcester
Martin Freeman – electronics
Tracy Lisk – drums
Angela Sawyer – electronics
Walter Wright – amplified percussion

February 24 at The Firehouse Worcester
Quad Trzypsy (an electronic instrument for 4 players
Bbob Drake, Walter Wright, Maximillian Hamel and Chams Farrish
Martin Freeman – instrument designer/builder
http://mroztronium.blogspot.com/p/quad-trzypsy_3.html
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Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Craig Chin – guitar
Tracy Lisk – drums
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
+
Ras Moshe – flute, sax
Crescent – amplified saw, voice
Ian Kovack – bass
Walter Wright – drums, percussion

February 24 at Studio 505, Cambridge MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Joe Burgio – movement
Walter Wright – sound

February 25 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi, Field Kit
Walter Wright – acoustic drum kit

Gigs January, 2019

January 31, 2019

January 1 at The Firehouse, Worcester MA
ELKA BONG:
Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, contact mics, objects
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics
with
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
and
many more !!!

January 6 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Yahtze, Andrea West – movement
Reggie Lui, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

January 13 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Worked on presence, breathing, not playing, solos, duets, and rhythms.

January 14 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
Practice for Wednesday’s show at UnchARTed.

January 16 at UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
with
Birdorgan, JTTCOTC, John Trudeau

January 27 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Yahtze – movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound

January 28 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – 2 Shnths, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion

Egregoros at UnchARTed Gallery January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019

Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – 2 Shnths, Field Kit
Walter Wright – amplified floor percussion
with
BiRdOrGaN, JTTCOTC, John Trudeau

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Gigs December, 2018

December 31, 2018

December 2 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Rajita, Charlotte Wagner – movement
Lou Bunk, Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 3 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Description:Christos Koulendros – 2 Shnths, field kit
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics, objects

December 9 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Working on rhythms, variation, and PATE.

December 10 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnths, field kit
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics, objects
Rehearsing for Performance Lab.

December 13 at Lilypad, Cambridge MA
Birdsey Wright Duo:
Henry Birdsey – violin, lap-steel guitar
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics, objects
with
Charlie Rauh, West Street Trio, Rose Tang’s Ensemble

Performance Lab: Arty $lang
December 15 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros: with a special guest
Christos Koulendros – Shnths, field kit
Walter Wright – Board Weevil, contact mics, objects
featuring
Leslie Ross – bassoon
DeiX – vocals
with
Arty $lang, Idol Brain, DeiX

December 16 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound

December 17 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnths, field kit
Walter Wright – acoustic drum kit
This is a good one!

December 30 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Yahtze – movement
Christos Koulendros, Reggie Lui, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Still working on rhythms, graphic score and a Chinese poem.

Gigs November, 2018

November 30, 2018

November 4 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Ofri Rieger, Andrea West, Yahtze – movement
Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound
Working on abstraction/variation using simple graphic scores.

November 5 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth
Walter Wright – floor percussion

Signal Culture Residency
November 6-19 in Owego NY
Working on
– Projektor/Lumenetta

Performance Lab: sac mélangé
November 17 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – ???
Walter Wright – drums, percussion
with
Rick Breault, Goa Death Mother, Nico Tracy, Dei Xhrist

November 18 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West – movement
Lou Bunk, Christos Koulendros, Matt Scutchfield, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Working on poetry scores.

THANGSgiving
November 23 at The Armory, Somerville MA
A Trio plus One
Jim Banta, Jen Passios, Emile Tobenfeld – movement
Walter Wright – percussion
+
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner- movement
Lou Bunk, Matt Scutchfield, Walter Wright – sound
+
Xhrist Wright Duo:
Dei Xhrist – voice, electronics
Walter Wright – percussion
with
Joe Brown, Vanessa ‘Noise Girls’ Lefevre, and many, many more
Come early 9am-3pm, produced by Paul Kafka-Gibbons

Ass-head Jazz
November 24 at HoGO, Manchester NH
Xhrist Wright Duo:
Dei Xhrist – voice, electronics
Walter Wright – Board Weevil
with
Steve RAT Albert, Eric Dahlman, id m theft able, David Kontak
Produced by Walter Wright & Dei Xhrist

November 26 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – field kit, modules
Walter Wright – amlified drum kit, AVSynth
Rehearsing for Messing With Messiaen

Messing with Messiaen
November 30 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – grand piano, electronics
Walter Wright – drums, percussion, electronics
featuring
Shereen Salem – movement
Improvisations based on Olivier Messiaen’s book, ‘Technique de mon langage musical’

Gigs October, 2018

October 31, 2018

October 1 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, field kit, reverb
Walter Wright – floor percussion

October 7 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Andrea West – movement
Lou Bunk, Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound
Working on new graphic scores, PATE, SSS, reversal, stretching time.
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October 8 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Sidrazzi
Walter Wright – floor percussion
Working on a new graphic score, warmup with 4 ‘subscores’

October 14 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Andrea West, Yahtze – movement
Christos Koulendros, John Voigt, Walter Wright – sound
Pirates Robots & Ninjas: We work up a short piece for Nov 3rd in Providence. Then back to PATE, this time exploring symmetry as another approach to reversal.

October 15 at 114 Grand Street, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – Shnth, MemoryMan
Walter Wright – floor percussion
Open rehearsals (almost) every Monday, everyone welcome!

October 20 at The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Egregoros:
Christos Koulendros – field kit & modules
Walter Wright – floor percussion
with
Stephan Anstey, Dan Bacon, Jane Boxall, Christine Elise, Kuf Knotz, John Voigt, Carolyn Wilkins

October 21 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Ofri Rieger, Charlotte Wagner, Yahtze – movement
Walter Wright – sound
and
Stu Vandermark and his wife – audience

October 28 at Third Life Studio, Somerville MA
ensemble inédit ?!
Joe Burgio – artistic director
Katerine Gagnon, Charlotte Wagner, Yahtze – movement
Lou Bunk, Christos Koulendros, Walter Wright – sound
Nov 3rd cancelled, working on interpreting graphic scores, this week variation.