Discography

I appear on the following recordings, listed in chronological order.

Onomastic Records: Ghost Ship Love Letters


Demi Exegesis: Viscosity


Leap of Faith: Basepoints


Dei Xhrist: Safe As Empty Houses


Tyto Alba Quartet: First Sparrow


Demi Exegesis: I Closed My Eyes And It Was Terrifying


Xhristishoe: Why Don’t You Do Right


Dei Xhrist: The View From My Shoulders Is Fine


Birdorgan : Le Petite Mort de los Muertos


Birdorgan : Gorn


Birdorgan : Sammlung


Birdorgan : First Reenactment of the Second-And-Halfth Defenestration of Prog


Birdorgan : …Or A Woman Varying Her Pleasures


Birdorgan : Collaption


Birdorgan : Serinette


Onomastic Records: Ghost Ship Love Letters

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Track #14: Pearl Diver

On December 2, 2016, a tragic fire struck the Ghost Ship, an artists’ collective and DIY music venue in Oakland, California. 36 people were killed that night, including performers and audience members alike. ‘Ghost Ship Love Letters’ is a message of sympathy and solidarity, from alumni and friends of the electroFLUX Experimental Music Series in Erie, Pennsylvania to the families affected by this event. All proceeds from sales of this compilation will go to the Fire Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency Fund established by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the arts and technology in the Bay Area. Released by Onomastic Records (2017)

For more on how you can help, please visit grayarea.org. For more on electroFLUX, please visit facebook.com/electroflux.music


Demi Exegesis: Viscosity

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Dei Xhrist, voice
Matt Samolis, flute
Emilio Gomzalez, piano
Guests: Dave Pek, reeds; Kat Dobbins, trombone, voice, objects

Recorded at Third Life in Somerville, October 11, 2016. Released by Matt Samolis (2016)


Leap of Faith: Basepoints

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PEK: clarinet & contra-alto clarinet, alto, tenor & sopranino saxophones, dulzaina, contrabassoon, sheng, daxophone, goat horn, fog horn, taxi horn,   metal, game calls, whistles, siren, voice

Glynis Lomon: cello, aquasonic, voice

Bob Moores: trumpet, voice

Dei Xhrist: voice

Yuri Zbitnov: drums, metal, crotales, bells, voice

Recorded at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA November 2016. Released by Evil Clown 9123


Dei Xhrist: Safe as Empty Houses

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Matt Samolis: flute, voice

Recorded at the Anne Kramer Estate, Pickney Street Boston MA. Mrs. Kramer’s house was empty, available, a brownstone not remodeled since she moved there in the 70s. Released by BopAnt Records (2016)


Tyto Alba: First Sparrow

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Dei Xhrist: voice

Matt Samolis: flute

Thadd Comstock: acoustic guitar

Ryan McGuire: upright bass
Recorded at Church of the Advent, Boston MA. The title refers to White Birch Brewing‘s retired First Sparrow – “weird yet quaffable.” Released by BopAnt Records (2015)


Demi Exegesis: I Closed My Eyes And It Was Terrifying

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Matt Samolis: flute
Emilio Gonzales: piano, kalimba

Chamber music, of a sort. The title comes from an audience member comment after our performance at Trident Gallery in Gloucester, MA. Released by BopAnt Records (2015)

(Right, so the woman in the photo passed away the summer of 2015. I have been assured that she was A Character.) My second solo album was recorded in her empty house.


 

Xhristishoe: Why Don’t You Do Right

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Matt Samolis: flute, voice
Jeoffrey Pooser: bass

Duo & trio recordings made on January 9, 2015 at Mamashoe World Headquarters, Wendell MA. Released by Matt Samolis (January 2015)


Dei Xhrist: The View From My Shoulders Is Fine

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar

Voice is strongly featured in two live performances with Marc Bisson (guitar) and Greg Kowalski (live video manipulation). The first track was recorded the night I learned that Lisa Bufano had passed on, and before I realized how much our casual acquaintance had influenced me. Second track was recorded at 119 Gallery, Lowell MA during a show headlined by Jaap Blonk. The album title is a self-assured turn of the phrase, “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” (I. Newton). Released by BopAnt Records (2014)


Birdorgan: Le Petite Mort de los Muertos

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

A radical departure in composition and form, with recurrent plein air performances. Released by BopAnt Records (2013)


Birdorgan: Gorn

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

This one’s woody. Released by BopAnt Records (2012)


Birdorgan : Sammlung

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

A speedy compilation of hits selected specifically for a performance at the White Haus. Released by BopAnt Records (05/2012)


Birdorgan : First Reenactment of the Second-And-Halfth Defenestration of Prog

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

birdorgan cd #5

I found several catalogs of modern furniture, all chocolate and black and white and chrome and, most importantly, thick stock that made ideal CD sleeves. The handmade name stamp was revived, and a new stamp cut for the CD sticker, based on a self-amusing painting by Penny Bruce, who has been kind enough to hold the camera for many birdorgan performances. You can hear her laughing on the last track.

The inset includes a folded page torn from an encyclopedia of North American birds. You know, the one without the gannet. Mike Fun flexed some lingual muscles for the song titles and the CD title. The actual One and Halfth Defenestration of Prague probably has little lasting effect on modern aldermen, while we certainly have chucked prog rock (and Kraut- and space rock) out of the experiential window, with tiny confetti in their hair. Released by BopAnt Records (08/2011)


Birdorgan : …Or A Woman Varying Her Pleasures

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

Remember those free AOL discs in metal tins and composite board boxes? We saved about 100. The bird silhouette was snipped from a scrap of sheet aluminum, and the legs are wire coat hanger bits hot glued to the back. I also glued a length of coat hanger to the back, so that I could hold the silhouette in place while I spray painted the surface after sanding and a base coat. Released by BopAnt Records (08/2010)

And then this guy broke it.


Birdorgan : Collaption

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Dei Xhrist: voice
Marc Bisson: guitar
Mike Dailey Jr.: drums, voice
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer


Here we have the themes of space and distance abstracted within the selections on this album. The maps were from 50’s – 70’s National Geographic magazines that countless households have saved to keep the closet from having too much storage space. The title was cut out of a scrap of Yupo paper, which has held up over 100+ sprays (cardboard, on the other hand, holds up for about 3 sprays). Released by BopAnt Records (08/2009)


Birdorgan : Serinette

Marc Bisson: guitar
Dei Xhrist: voice, electronics
Mike Fun: modular synthesizer

First edition released in a hand cut and folded box form made from some heavyweight artist’s paper that Pat O’Neil (Skincrime, Self Abuse Records) gave Marc when he moved. The dripped edge has one “finger” that tucks in to an oval opening to keep the package closed. A stamp made of a block of wood and some cut fun foam announces the band name. This edition of about 70 was a pain in the wrist. Released by BopAnt Records (08/2008)


Other recordings on BopAnt Records

Birdorgan : Anger

Marc Bisson and Mike Fun performing a live score for Kenneth Anger’s Inaguration of the Pleasure Dome. Released by BopAnt Records (06/2007)


Bop Ants : Why Do The Musicians Stand Behind Panes of Glass

Marc Bisson with Katt Hernandez. The recording washes over you and pleasantly sets you adrift. Released by BopAnt Records
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