Apocalypso is Joe Burgio  (movement), Shayna Dulberger (double bass / electronics), Chris Welcome (guitar / electronics) and Walter Wright (analog electronics).

Joe Burgio - Born in Boston Massachusetts, received his first formal dance training from Jody Weber at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the Dance Complex, also in Cambridge, he studied Experiential Anatomy, Somatic Movement and Contact Improvisation with Debra Bluth. He has appeared with several dance-theater groups, including Callie Chapman-Korn’s Zoedance and Rose-Pasquerello-Beachamp’s inFluxdance, which made an award-winning appearance at the 2006 Montreal Fringe Festival. He has performed extensively with experimental and improvisational musicians. Joe leads bodydrama, a movement ensemble rooted in Butoh aesthetic.

Shayna Dulberger is an upright bassist who has been living and working in NYC since 2005. She has worked with many artists including William Parker, Ras Moshe, Bill Cole, Warren Smith, Joe Daley, Walter Wright, Chris Welcome, Jonathan Moritz, Darius Jones and Jason Nazary. Dulberger has performed throughout the USA, Canada, Israel, Berlin and Amsterdam. She has been playing upright bass since 1995 and attended Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (BM/2005). Dulberger is most active in the improvised and experimental jazz music genre. Time Out New York wrote "Led by bassist Shayna Dulberger, TheKillMeTrio [SR/2006] is one of the stronger avant-jazz groups we’ve heard in some time."


Chris Welcome - From sparse chamber-jazz to spastic avant-metal, Chris Welcome lends his unique voice to a variety of ensembles. He performs regularly with Mothguts, Sam Mickens’ Ecstatic Showband and Revue, Trio Caveat, Mike Pride, Ben Gerstein, Daniel Carter, Shayna Dulberger, Jonathan Moritz, James Ilgenfritz, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kirk Knuffke, and many others. As a composer, he has written extensively for his own quartet and for various chamber ensembles.  His compositions often combine the space and pointillism of Webern and Cage, with extended techniques, and a loose, Jazz sensibility. Chris Welcome attended Rutgers University where he studied closely with Vic Juris, Stanley Cowell, and Ralph Bowen. He was born in 1980 in New York, grew up in the Chicago area where he studied guitar with Frank Portolese. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Walter Wright is an improviser, interdisciplinary artist, and community arts advocate. Educated as an architect, he has graduate degrees in engineering and interdisciplinary art. He is a co-founder of 119 Gallery where he produces new music and performance events including XFest, an annual festival for improvised sound, video and movement. He teaches new media at UMass Lowell.He is a member of Apocalypso, bodydrama, Los Condenados, Loup-Garou, and One-Armed Mist.


Matt Azevedo uses analog electronics to build expansive sound sculptures that slowly grow, churn, and dissolve. Some of his performances focus on a mandala-like building, observing, and dismantling of modular synthesizer patches; starting, ending, and existing in emptiness.

Matt has mastered over two thousand albums as an engineer at M Works.

He taught at Boston University, Harvard, and UMass Lowell. He currently works as a consultant in acoustics. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife and cats.


Matt Azevedo (Boston, MA)

Kit Demos (NH), Kevin Frenette (MA),

John McLellan (MA), Jack Wright (PA)

Kit Demos- bass (b.1972) born in Bristol, Connecticut, raised in New York, Coastal Connecticut and Maine is currently expanding on an already broad and varied musical career.  He worked for over a decade playing bouzouki and singing professionally with a traditional Greek music group Opa! Opa! all the while performing and composing for free jazz groups large and small.  A privately trained classical and jazz performance student since the age of 6 through college, he has built and designed his own analog synthesizers from the component level, studied physics, electrical engineering, and modern performance with Portland Maine based trio Mystic Out-bop Review, started his own record label, and continues to develop his bop influenced jazz chops with an ever-evolving vocabulary of extended bass technique. 


Boston area guitarist Kevin Frenette has performed throughout the Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both avant-garde jazz and contemporary improvisation. He studied guitar, composition, and music theory at UMASS-Dartmouth where he received a BA in Theory/Composition. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Pandelis Karayorgis, Daniel Levin, Andy McWain, Forbes Graham, Luther Gray, Jane Wang, James Rohr, Curt Newton, John McLellan, Croix Galipault, Gordon Allen, Sarah Weaver, Harvey Sorgen, Brian Melick, Michael Snow, Dan DeChellis, Gwen Laster, Larry Packer, Martha Colby, Lori Freedman, David Gamper, Al Margolis, Ryan McGuire, Jeff Kimmel, Adam Dotson, Joe Moffett, Chris Vellieux, Ricardo Donoso, Jules Vasylenko, Jonathan LaMaster, Andrew Hickman, Eric Platz, Todd Keating and Gabe Cabral.


John McLellan was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts; his resume is expansive and varied, including work with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Maroney, Ben Monder, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals throughout the country, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and New York's Vision Festival. John's inventive drumming can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand Marquis on Boxholder Records and Mat Maneri's latest release on Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.

Described twenty years ago as an "undergrounder by design," Jack Wright is still happy to inhabit the vast territory below the radar of the professional music world. He travels with music (US and Europe) rather than tours, plays rather than performs, finds and chooses partners among those who have their eyes not on the prize but on the music-for-itself. This has been his way since 1979, and at 70 he is as firmly committed as ever to playing with little expectation of what might happen in a situation. Back in the 80s Davey Williams called him the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," and he is still inspiring players outside the confines of post-music-school careerdom. Whenever he plays today, all that he has traversed is present, from fiery, breathless free jazz to reductionist breath-filled aestheticism. As he said in 1982, this is "A music of intense pleasure, polymorphous, naïve, risking itself for its own sake. This music is here for us and won't deceive our hopes if we give everything to it."


Wisteriax X. Gravy (Lowell, MA)

Karen Langlie mixes the organic sounds of cello with electronics and effects to conjure improvisational soundscapes. The results of this union are sometimes as unexpected to her as they are to the listener. She has collaborated with many Boston-based musicians in live and recorded sessions.


Erich Haygun (MA)

The Debate is a one-man spoken noise and performance art rap stage show borne out of Erich Haygun’s determination to interface with human beings. It centers on aggressively sincere lyrics delivered over beats assembled on the spot from live vocalization, acoustic feedback and found sounds. Whether building up a roiling sequence of mouth sounds as a launchpad for completely uninronic battle raps about gender and classism or ripping out the mic cable and talking the realest talk, The Debate is Haygun’s constant search for the best way to say what must be said to anyone within earshot.

As a nationally touring writer/performer, Haygun has realized several books and albums through both The Cantab Lounge poetry community and The Whitehaus Family Record. This latest iteration of The Debate has been honed through performances all over the country at DIY venues, teahouses, theaters, basements, antique shops and rallies, sharing bills with indie prog rock, hip hop, noise core, political punk and spoken word performers. 

When not performing, Haygun is freelance audio-visual workhorse specializing in live events, as well as a volunteer community outreach speaker against sexual violence specializing in workshop facilitation for adolescent audiences. More than simply “day” jobs, these experiences directly inform his intense, intuitive style of engaging crowds. There is a lot to talk about. Join The Debate.