An improvisational exercise…
“As a dancer, I write music with the intention of creating multidimensional experiences. I want to tell an otherworldly story.” – Ghost Orchid
“I am a psionic wielding mutant from Mars. I compose eloquent strains from the ancestral memory bank of the multiverse.”
“Androgynous ritualistic experiments in sound for communicating with the umbral multiverse…” – The Cubes
“I recreate memories and possible futures with anything that can make noise.”
“I am a Paleozoology student and a lover of all things green and melancholy. I have been writing electronic music tracks since early 1992.” – Stochastic
The Coterminous Collectiv returns to BSP for a night of electronic music, multimedia, and movement in PERMUTATIONS.
Musicians Kristopher Bernard, Bob Lukomski, Liam Manning-Lundy, and Amanda Newman will join forces for the duration of the performance, collaborating in various permutations, creating a seamless presentation of sound, accompanied by video.
Belly dancers Donna Barrett, Reshkiga, and the Collectiv’s own, Ghost Orchid, will contribute movement throughout the evening to create a multidimensional artistic experience, unlike any other.
This is a truly unique opportunity to experience The Collectiv in their most theatrical capacity, inspired by the enveloping darkness of Autumn, as All Hallows’ Eve draws near.
Coterminous Collectiv .04 features Industrial music manifested from several cross-collaborations by Collectiv artists!
Destructasaurus Rex (Hudson, NY)
The fossil record dates Destructasaurus Rex to late 2004, with the inception of a documentary soundtrack. During this era, evolutionary experiments in sound and structure gave rise to a new generation of lo-fi independent music, on the shores of Long Island; which helped form a diverse coalesence of stylistic and lyrical ideas. Over the eons a multitude of musical species appear sporadically, providing both a unique, personal method for each contributor, while fulfilling a constantly diverse, aesthetic progression.
Destructasaurus Rex’s current incarnation consists of Guldiopolis on electric cello, Woolydactyl on electric guitar, and Spurgeasaurus on gadgetry.
The Big Metal Tubes (Ulster Co., NY)
A 3-piece experimental industrial band formed especially for this event, featuring Ben Surman on electronics, Craig Santiago (New Zion Trio/Acorn/Viva Pablo Santiago) on percussion, and Harry Matthews (sculptor & musician) on assorted unique handmade instruments of his own design, such as the helmetophone and the gorgonatar.
Psychic Napalm (New Paltz, NY)
Take the phrases “Difficult listening”, “Irritainment”, “Spiritual sludge” and put other words around them, and you just may have a shot at describing these experiments in Industrial sounds. Psychic Napalm is the brainchild of Carl Welden and Dana Flavin.
Chernobyl’s Children (Kingston, NY)
Psychotic sounds from neglected children featuring Bee Sleeve (of The Cubes), Zack Kollar (Barclay Heights), and Lex Echeverri (Indus_pro)
Greetings Collectiv fans! It’s been far too long since we’ve had a fireside chat. And now that the summer heat is upon us in full force, let’s all slather on some sunscreen and find a good spot under the Astral Fire where this can take place. Get comfy…
I think it’s safe to say that as far as kicking off the season in style goes, we’ve done a pretty good job.
June brought us to Chud Fusk’s Hangrr 18 performance space in Hudson, NY for a night of experimental/noise/drone.
We were thrilled to feature Ben Surman this time around, in his debut performance with the Coterminous Collectiv under the moniker, “Mutant Starcamel”. And a big thanks again to TJ Spurge and Chud Fusk for organizing this and bringing our presence to Hudson, NY!
Early July brought us to the BSP Lounge once again for our monthly residency at The Revue! This time we featured four diverse beat-oriented acts, each with their own unique influences and set of tools.
This was a great chance to see rhythmic (and dare I say, at times, danceable?) electronic music presented in a unique and artistic way. AND, if you missed the show, you’re in luck, because TJ has it all on YouTube!
Stay tuned for more soon. Early September will bring us an Industrial night at BSP, The Cubes in New Paltz, and we hope to also be able to start doing some community outreach via knowledge-sharing/workshops and youth mentoring.
We’re very happy to be returning to BSP in Kingston, NY for another showcase with the Thursday night Revue!
This time around, we’ll be featuring a selection of beat-driven electronic artists including:
Broomhead/Snyder will kick off the evening with their unique and infectious blend of electronic hand-drumming, loop-based percussion, and progressive melodies.
Bob Lukomski will follow with a set of pulse-driven, rhythmic compositions, utilizing a variety of sequencers, synths, and gadgets. (His utilization of the iPhone as a tool for electronic music creation is nothing short of masterful!)
Stochastic will then bring us a dynamic mix of melancholia and overt happiness with a braindance driven industro-elektro breakbeat mash up.
Creeper will close out the evening with a set of heavy rhythms and complex melodies.
If we could describe these talented acts with one word, we’d be doing it wrong (so we’re not even going to try). But we will say this: you’re bound to hear something different, and you might even want to shake your booty to it.
Join the Collectiv for a night of experimental/noise/drone hosted by Chud Fusk of Inflatable Sex Babies!
We’re pleased to welcome Chud/John to our Collectiv roster, and are gracious to him for offering up his performance space (Hangrr 18) on 3rd Street in Hudson, NY. Legend has it that if you can find The Basilica, you’ll find Hangrr 18 nearby!
This show will also be streamed live (for free) via: http://www.ruralfreetv.com/
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out in print, I highly recommend this wonderful article written by John Burdick of the Hudson Valley Almanac:
There is a quiet assurance of purpose to Lukomski’s music. Apart from being quite lovely on its own terms, it is very much culturally active in the way that we expect radical art to be. Its function is to dislodge and flush the habitual from the ears of the willing listener, heightening our basic sensitivities to pure sound and pattern.
No one could have said it better.
To hear more of Bob’s music, hop on over to his page on Soundcloud. You wont regret it!
I can’t believe so much has happened since our first meet & greet on March 6th. Early this year, The Coterminous Collectiv was merely a concept. We had no idea who we would find, or if anyone would even be interested in meeting us. We reached out via Soundcloud, Facebook, and a slew of fliers peppered across the Hudson Valley, wondering who would be crazy enough to come out to a coffee shop in New Paltz and meet a bunch of strangers claiming to make noises.
Since then, this mere concept has become a reality, gaining the kind of momentum you hope for, but don’t want to allow yourself to expect.
The collectiv is now nearing 20-strong (and we continue to grow!). As our roster gets longer, our network grows on an exponential level, bringing us diverse opportunities for artistic collaboration and events in an area that in recent years had become a barren wasteland for electronic musicians
We’re creating a scene here in the Hudson Valley… and word of this has spread to the far reaches of the state. Our music is being heard everywhere. We are on the map, baby!
This month we played on Vassar’s WVKR (thanks to an invite that came to us via Dana Flavin), and will be working to organize a show in Kingston, NY at BSP in late May. I couldn’t be more excited!
If you’re a local electronic musician, circuit bender, builder of instruments, experimental film-maker, performance artist, etc., please consider stopping by our next meetup on Wednesday April 25th. We’ll be gathering at Cafeteria on Main St. in New Paltz at 7 PM.
I’m pleased to report that we not only survived our first live radio show unscathed and without major technical difficulties, but we had a fantastic time joining Vassar for Radio Active Lunch!
Our set kicked off with an improv electronic jam by Psychic Napalm (consisting of Carl Welden on theremin/vox, Rob Snyder on laptop, and Dana Flavin on bass).
Bob Lukomski followed with a short solo set featuring sequenced analogue synths, vocoder, and an iPhone as a central processor. Stochastic (Kris Bernard) then contributed a dark & moody piece featuring granular synthesis and otherworldly vocal samples. Creeper (Jack Peeler) followed up with his signature gritty, glitch-y, and undeniably danceable sound. Ghost Orchid (Amanda Newman) then mixed things up with an electronic piece for sword dance, drawing influence from the middle and far east.
The set was rounded out by an improvisational jam featuring several of today’s Collectiv performers.
Here’s what it looked like behind the scenes…
Sadly due to technical difficulty (the only one!) we were unable to get a recording of our set for the archives. If anyone listening to the stream happens to have one, we would love to get a copy.