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Summer Happenings

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.

April on the Airwaves… May in the Flesh

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.