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.
“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