XFest 2015

Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke MA

Who’s playing? Everyone. With who? Probably with someone they’ve never played with before. The point is to bust each other’s improv chops challenge each performer’s stagnant comfort zone  concepts of sonic space and where they fit within it.

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Where? Yeah will looky here.

While it is free to the public, funding is needed and appreciated. We come from miles away, geographically and physically, to this gathering of like listening souls.

Look, if people don’t like this stuff, they should at least consider that if we’re all in one place for a weekend then they don’t have to listen to us humming, tapping, rustling, waxing nostalgic about experimental music and inferring about all the amazing stuff we’re doing sonically. And they should throw money at that brief respite.

Published schedule, susceptible to change:

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27

7:00pm – Videos by Torsten Zenas Burns  & Darrin Martin (stage 1)

7:30pm – Shayna Dulberger – upright bass; Matt Weston – drums; Mitchel K Ahern – homebrew instruments; Heather Downing – guitar; Gene Nichols – brass (stage 2)

7:50pm – David Drucker – vocals, guitar, electronics; Chris Welcome – guitar; Andy Allen – reeds; Kristen Dye – clarinet, flute; Heather Noecker – guitar, bass, keys, drums (stage 3)

8:10pm – Jill Burton – voice; Jack Wright – reeds; Laurie Amat – voice, electronics; Noell Dorsey – voice, Gregory Kowalski – laptop (stage 1)

8:30pm – Ben Bennett – percussion; ; Esther Neff – performance; Ryan Baker – guitar, bass, toys; Arkm Foam – cassettes; Mickey O’Hara – electronics (stage 2)

8:50pm – Emilie Mouchous – electronics; Alex Pelchat – guitar; Jeff Balter – drums; Stephanie Marie Germaine – voice, electronics (stage 3)

9:10pm – flandrew fleisenberg – drums; Scott Prato – guitar; Matt Azevedo – analog synth; Mia Friedman – violin; Steve Norton – reeds (stage 1)

9:30pm – Bonnie Kane – reeds, flute, electronics; Matt Lee – guitar; Andrew Morelli – analog synth; Joey Bastardo – analog synth;  Forbes Graham – trumpet (stage 2)

9:50pm – Brendan Landis – guitar, electronics; Farley Miller – drums; Conrad Benjamin – keys; James Ham – keyboard synth; Matt Robidoux – guitar (stage 3)

10:10pm – David  Miller – drums; Ras Moshe – reeds, flute; Zach Darrup – guitar; Leslie Ross – bassoon (stage 1)

10:30pm – Evan Lipson – upright bass; Brian McCorckle – bass, electronics; Adam Bosse – guitar; ??? (stage 2)

10:50pm – Matt Luczak – drums; Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, electronics; Jimmy Hughes – Buchla Music Easel; Dave Seidel – electronics (stage 3)

11:10pm – Dave Grollman – snare drum; Patrick Cain – sax; Gustavo Aguilar – percussion; Vic Rawlings – cello, electronics; Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop (stage 1)

– Ben Hersey – mc

– Jonas Behrs, Patrick Cain, Katherine Liberovskaya – video

– Claire Elizabeth Barratt, Joe Burgio, Asimina Chremos, Teresa Czepiel, Loren Groenendaal, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement (stage 1)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

11:00am – Kids Workshop with Arkm Foam et al at the Allan Tree Farm, Wyben MA

2:00pm – Movement Workshop with Asimina Chremos (stage 1)

3:00pm – Improv Workshop with Vic Rawlings (stage 1)

4:00pm – Improv Workshop with Joe Burgio (stage 1)

5:00pm – Improv Workshop with Jack Wright (stage 1)

7:00pm – Videos by Torsten Zenas Burns (stage 1)

7:30pm – Farley Miller – drums; Jack Wright – reeds; Joe Brown – bass; Emma Jones – keyboard; John Singer – synthesizer, field recordings (stage 2)

7:50pm – Brendan Landis – guitar, electronics; Esther Neff – performance; Neil Young Cloaca – electronics; Christos Koulendros – electronics; Gregory Tessier – styrofoam (stage 3)

8:10pm – Chris Welcome – guitar; Patrick Cain – sax; Nate Brennan – clarinet, electronics; Duane Ingalls – vocals, electronics;  Abdul Sherzai – electronics (stage 1)

8:30pmAlex Pelchat – guitar; Matt Weston – drums; i’d m Theftable – himself; Dei Xhrist – voice (stage 2)

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shot by Yuya Peco Takeda; Alex Pelchat, Dei Xhrist, invisible Matt Weston, Id M Theft Able

 

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8:50pm – Dave Grollman – snare drum; Emilie Mouchous – electronics; Tom Crean – banjo; Kate Lee – guitar, bass; Frank Turek – saxes (stage 3)

9:10pm – Bonnie Kane – sax, flute, electronics; Matt Luczak – drums; Marc Bisson – guitar; Wes Buckley – guitar; Owen Smith – electronics; Cybele Collins – violin (stage 1)

9:30pm – Jill Burton – voice; Matt Lee – guitar; Al Margolis – clarinet, violin, electronics;  Rick Breault – guitar, laptop; Kevin Dacey – percussion; David Russell – voice (stage 2)

9:50pm – Zach Darrup – guitar; Andrew Morelli – analog synth; Andy Crespo – bass; Ted Lee – drums; Angela Sawyer – weirdness (stage 3)

10:10pm – Ben Bennett – percussion; Evan Lipson – upright bass; Scott Prato – guitar; David Kontak – his own instruments; Crank Sturgeon – himself (stage 1)

10:30pm – David Drucker – vocals, guitar, electronics; David Miller – drums; Nick Dentico – electronics; Shorty Mc – ukelele;  Andrew Neumann – laptop (stage 2)

10:50pm – Shayna Dulberger – upright bass; flandrew fleisenberg – drums; Jenifer Gelineau – violin; Michael Barrett – electronics; Ryan Mulhall – electronics (Stage 3)

11:10pm – Brian McCorckle – bass, electronics; ???; Michael F Dailey Jr – drums; Adam Matlock – accordion;  Seamus Williams – electronics (stage 1)

– Erich Haygun – mc

– Jonas Behrs, Patrick Cain, Katherine Liberovskaya – video

– Claire Elizabeth Barratt, Joe Burgio, Asimina Chremos, Teresa Czepiel, Loren Groenendaal, Paul Kafka-Gibbons – movement (stage 1)

SUNDAY MARCH 1

1:00pm – CGA opens

2:00pm – Ensemble inedit: Joe Burgio’s improvised movement and sound group (stage 1)

2:20pm – Palimpsest: Laurie Amat – voice, electronics; Dave Seidel – electronics (stage 2)

2:40pm – Erich Haygun – monologue (stage 3)

3:00pm – fleisenflock: flandrew’s hand picked pickup ensemble (stage 1)

3:20pm – Mouchous Pelchat Wright: Emilie Mouchous – electronics; Alex Pelchat – guitar; Walter Wright – drums (stage 2)

3:40pm – Ben Hersey – monologue (stage 3)

4:00pm – Jack Wright Group: Jack Wright – reeds; Zach Darrup – guitar; Evan Lipson – upright bass; Ben Bennett – percussion (stage 1)

4:20pm – Phurnne: Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop; Jenifer Gelineau – violin; Stephanie Marie Germaine – steph stuph (stage 2)

4:40pm – Curse Purse: Miss Olivia Kennett – keyboard, electronics; Ted Lee – drums; Matt Robidoux – vocals, guitar, electronics (stage 3)

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