Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Walter Wright is an interdisciplinary artist; his practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. His focus is on “improvisation as a way of being present in the world.” He plays in numerous groups including Egregoros, ELKA BONG, and ensemble inédit?!. In the early 1970s, Walter was one of the first video animators. He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer. He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery in Lowell, which started as a digital art gallery on the World Wide Web and became a vital center for improvisation for New England-based and visiting musicians as well as the original home of the community-based XFest festival. He plays an AVSynth, Bugbrand Board Weevil, drums and percussion. (Lowell MA)
Wendy Eisenberg is an improvising guitarist, banjo-player, vocalist and poet. Using the languages of free jazz, new music, metal and art song, her music challenges the representational and technical demands placed on a guitar and a banjo in contemporary music. (Boston MA)
Wes is a guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting, and instrument building teacher. Throughout Berkshire County, Wes teaches songwriting workshops, instrument construction and lessons both privately and for groups. He has partnered with Community Access to the Arts, Berkshire Music School, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Country Day School, Wood Brothers Music and other local organizations. He also runs a weekly therapeutic music program at Laurel Ridge Assisted Living. Wes’ volunteer work includes time at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, efforts for The Four Freedoms Coalition, The Dream Center, and The Hoping Machine. (MA)
Will Mk is an experimental composer and improviser. He focuses on arranging fragments of harsh, percussive, and amusical sound into complex and unusual patterns. Will has been making music since the mid-90s as part of the DIY communities in Cleveland, Kansas City, and Portland, OR. (Providence RI)