Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Gallows Hill Theatre, Salem, MA


BROMP TREB (Western Mass)

Neil Young Cloaca (b. 1976) makes sounds, images, and events.

Recording and performing solo as Bromp Treb, Cloaca uses intentionally-unstable systems of piled debris and weird gesture to make busted noise/music. Cloaca remains a proud member of the absurdist baroque noise quintet Fat Worm of Error, currently enjoying a hibernation after over a decade of activity.

Solo and in collaborations, Cloaca has screened in and performed at High Zero, ICA Boston, EMPAC, Block Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Kunstencentrum Belgie, Instants Chavirés, Nightingale Cinema, and Vox Populi. Their recordings have been released by Load Records, Open Mouth, Ormolycka, Ultraeczema, Ecstatic Peace!, and many others.

Since the late 90’s, Cloaca has been programming experimental art events and building enthusiastic audiences. Projects have included performance and screening series such as the Bright Rectangle, the Montague Phantom Brain Exchange, Phantom Erratic, and The Peskeomskut Noisecapades, an outdoor winter landscape sound/performance festival held on the ice of a frozen river.

Neil Young Cloaca lives in Western Massachusetts, North America.

LAURA CETILIA (Providence, RI)

Cellist and electronic musician Laura Cetilia is a performer, composer, educator, and presenter. A daughter of mixed heritage, she is at home with in-betweeness. As a composer, her music has been described as “unorthodox loveliness” by the Boston Globe and and her debut solo album was hailed as “alternately penetrating and atmospheric” in Sequenza 21. The Grove Dictionary of American Music describes her electroacoustic duo Mem1 as a “complex cybernetic entity” that “understands its music as a feedback loop between the past and present.” Mem1 has held artist residencies and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. In her viola/cello duo, Suna No Onna, she has worked closely with and premiered works by composers André Cormier, Jürg Frey and Antoine Beuger, among others. As a product of the now-dwindling public school music program, Laura believes in the right to accessible music education and is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization that provides free after-school music education programs for children in urban neighborhoods of Providence, RI. There she teaches cello, is co-director of the media lab and the curator of the Ars Subtilior experimental music series. She is also a proud mother of one. 


EGREGOROS is Christos Koulendros on analog electronics and Walter Wright on drums / percussion. Egregoros represents a “thoughtform” or “collective group mind”, an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people. The Greek word ἑγρήγορος means “Watcher.”

CHRISTOS KOULENDROS is a sound sculptor from Lowell Massachusetts and the island of Cyprus, engaged in a life long struggle to unlearn the propaganda of academic study as a means to spiritual freedom. He studied both western and eastern styles with amazing and illuminated teachers, then abandoned writing for the sake of building a One to Two Man Orchestra with electro acoustic instruments. He hopes to some day stumble into becoming a composer of divine inspiration through the cathartic alchemy of sound.

Performances, competitions, awards:  First Prize for orchestral music, Krysztof Penderewski Competition. First Prize for Symphony, Cyprus State Orchestra. Commissioned by the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Philharmonic Society of Arlington, the Arlington Chorale, the St Botolph Club bicentennial, Quartet X, the Sage Trio. 

Solo Performances at the Boston Conservatory, at the Longy School New Music festival, Lilypad Cambridge, Gallery 119 in Lowell, Apothecae gallery, Skala gallery, Petraion Sculpture Park.

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."

Wright was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp he animated letters, words, and titles for Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesis and Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award (1971). 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.

Wright has developed software and hardware for artists including the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2K. Currently he works with Max/MSP, softVNS, and Processing. His programs and sketches are available on his blog -

Wright performs with several groups including Egregoros, ensemble inédit ?!, and Tough Day Tubing. He plays a Bugbrand Board Weevil, contact mics by Crank Sturgeon, drums and percussion, and AVSynthesizer.

Wright is a co-founder of 119 Gallery, the first digital art gallery on the World Wide Web, located in Lowell MA.


Vehement Caress is the solo dark ambient & industrial project of Lex Russo. Russo’s lurching improvisations evoke visceral response & impart tonal disparity by merging lush & dissonant structure using modular synthesizers & heavily affected vocals. Deriving influences from various subgenres of heavy metal, industrial, avant garde composers, and film score, Vehement Caress’ sound acts as an immersive environment, enveloping & drawing the listener to a wholly different state of being.