Bridges of Königsberg on SoundCloud

Some months back, I was invited to join Christopher Burns and Peter J. Woods in an abstract/noise/ambient experimental trio.  We performed once at the Borg Ward on National Avenue in Milwaukee last year.  Having had a really enjoyable time making noise together, we decided to organize a recording session at Kenilworth Square East (KSE).  The session was fruitful, and provided further encouragement to make more noise together; this time under the banner of Bridges of Königsberg.

Christopher put some blood, sweat and tears into taking our recordings to the next level… or one might say he simply executed some basic editing and mastering, either or.  So now “the band” has four tracks that will be released on cassette (that’s correct) during Peter’s US tour, and a BandCamp release to follow.  For the time being, here’s a sample that Peter put on his SoundCloud account.

If our ambient-noise inspires you, stop down at the Borg Ward on Sunday, May 4th for the live-action version of… Bridges of Königsberg!

Minor Vices Studio Recording

Minor Vices has been performing for over a year now, and while we continue to grow as an improvisational group, we have become acutely aware that we have very little audio or video documentation.  Fortunately that changed this past summer, when we gathered at the Kenilworth Square East studio space to record “Misdemeanors”.

From BandCamp:

Misdemeanors is a set of twenty-six miniatures, one for each letter of the alphabet. Written by Christopher Burns for Minor Vices, each movement sets a particular challenge or puzzle for the ensemble, who improvise in response to the given constraints. The result is vivid and imaginative music, articulated through bright colors and sharp contrasts.

After some minimal post-production work by Christopher, the final recording was released to BandCamp in October 2013.  You can listen to, or download the entire release here:

Minor Vices – “Misdemeanors” on BandCamp

As an additional bonus, Kevin had a pretty sweet camera with him, and was “on the ball” enough to get some good shots and share them with us.