Monday, December 3, 2012

Dec 7 & 8: The BSC in Philadelphia. Cage at 100.

Friday, December 7, 2012
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 3723 Chestnut Street
Paid tickets required
$15 General Admission
Tickets available at the door or in advance at
The electroacoustic ensemble The BSC (Bhob Rainey, soprano saxophone, director; Greg Kelley, trumpet; James Coleman, theremin; Liz Tonne, voice; Chris Cooper, guitar and electronics; Vic Rawlings, cello and electronics; and Mike Bullock, bass) presents an evening-length concert version of Song Books in the spacious confines of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dorrance Galleries, Main Stage
Space is limited. First come, first seated until venue capacity is reached.
A series of intimate interpretations of Song Books by The BSC’s members, presented with the backdrop of Robert Rauschenberg's Walkaround Time, as part of the museum's current exhibit Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg and Duchamp.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Coming Fire

November 3 [Sat], Homegrown IV, Cambridge Elks Lodge, Cambridge MA
Solo *
* due to flight complications from Hurricane Sandy, Bill Nace, who was supposed to play this show with me, has been delayed in France and will not be able to appear.
11pm at 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge MA 02139

5:00 Ben Hersey
5:20 Funeral Cone
5:40 Double Awake
6:00 Eric Copeland
6:40 Far-out Fangtooth
7:00 Reports
7:20 Sore Eros
7:40 CUFFS
8:00 Zebu!
8:20 Arvid Noe
8:40 Major Stars
9:00 Happy Jawbone
9:20 Guerilla Toss
9:40 Burning Star Core
10:00 Exusamwa
10:20 Fat Worm Of Error
10:40 Driphouse
11:00 Greg Kelley *
11:20 Sightings
12:00 Gary Wilson

November 10 [Sat], Studio Soto, South Boston MA
also Patrick McGinley (murmer), Ernst Karel
This will be nmperign's first show in Massachusetts since 2009. We had a warmup gig in Winnipeg a couple weeks back.... It went well.
8pm at 10 Channel Center Street [Fort Point], Boston MA 02210

November 17 [Sat], Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA
Heathen Shame
also Brendan Murray, Benny Nelson, Max Lord
Heathen Shame's only appearance of 2012!
8pm at 321 D Washington Street, Somerville MA 02143

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nmperign at send + receive, Winnipeg 10/20/12

send + receive: a festival of sound v14 • Natural Sound


CONCERT | 7:30 doors • 8:00 concert | $15 or $25 for Fri/Sat


Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Ave., Winnipeg, MB (CANADA)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The BSC, Third Life Studio, Saturday 10/13/12

8pm, Saturday, October 13th

The BSC (2 sets)

Bhob Rainey, soprano saxophone
Mike Bullock, contrabass
James Coleman, theremin
Chris Cooper, guitar
Greg Kelley, trumpet
Vic Rawlings, adapted cello, electronics
Liz Tonne, voice

@ Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square (Somerville Ave.), Somerville MA

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Greg Kelley/Jason Lescalleet + Matt Krefting, Greenfield, MA, 8/17/12

8pm, Friday, August 17th

Jason Lescalleet/Greg Kelley

Matt Krefting

269 Main St., Greenfield MA 01301

Monday, July 16, 2012

High Aura'd, Tuesday July 17, 2012

I'll be playing as a member of John Kolodij's High Aura'd (along with John Twells) at O'Brien's in Allston tomorrow night. It's the record release for the new High Aura'd LP, Sanguine Futures, on Bathetic Records.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 24, 2012: Spectacle, JP: Village. Baczkowski/Corsano/Kelley/Nace

This Sunday I'll be joining the touring trio of Steve Baczkowski, Chris Corsano & Bill Nace at Spectacle in JP. Kate Village will be starting off the evening. Prose will provide some food. Notch will provide some beer.
  128 Brookside Jamaica Plain (near Green Street T)
  $10/ 8pm

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I have a track called "Cylindrical Mirror" out now on the Presqu'ile Records compilation "VA - Fukushima!". 100% of the the sales of this release will benefit Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
"This double compilation will feature contributions from Magda Mayas, John Tilbury, Choi Joonyong, Joe Foster, Hong Chulki, Jin Sangtae, Burkhard Beins, Mark Wastell, Jonathan McHugh, Annette Krebs, Chris Abrahams, Mural, Michael Pisaro, Greg Stuart, and Greg Kelley.
The album will also be accompanied by an online project gathering essays, paintings, pictures, and videos from AVVA (Billy Roisz / Toshimaru Nakamura), Billy Gomberg and Richard Kamerman.
Almost a year ago after the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, the situation is still very precarious. People of Japan need our help. This is a modest contribution, but 100% of the funds raised through the sales of this record will go to japanese non-profit organizations."

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Flowers

May 3 [Thu], Great Scott, Allston MA
High Aura'd
also Old Man Gloom, All Pigs Must Die
John Twells (Moog, treatments) and I (trumpet) will be augmenting John Kolodij (guitar, effects) for some live versions of his forthcoming High Aura'd LP on Bathetic Records.

May 7 [Mon], O'Brien's, Allston MA
also John Wiese, Patrick Emm

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


TOUR 2012

4/7/12: Amherst MA @ Hampshire College Dining Commons w/ Jason Lescalleet, Jesse Kudler, Fraufraulein
4/13/12: Providence RI @ Operatheque w/ Luke Moldof, SHV, Dan Talbot
4/14/12: Philadelphia PA @ Vox Populi
4/15/12: Columbus OH @ Skylab w/ Wasteland Jazz Unit, Ryan Jewell/Jason Zeh CANCELLED
4/16/12: Chicago IL @ The Burlington w/ Aaron Zartuzki/Jason Soliday
4/17/12: Lexington KY @ Embrace Church w/ Fred Lonberg-Holm
4/18/12: Buffalo NY @ The Vault
4/19/12: Ithaca NY @ Cornell University
4/20/12: Red Hook NY @ SMOG, Bard College w/ Kenny Millions
4/21/12: Boston MA @ Raw Meet 5 w/ many many acts

Greg Kelley (nmperign, Heathen Shame, The BSC) and Bill Nace (x.o.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, Northampton Wools) first played together in Anna Rampage with Paul Flaherty and Ben Karetnick in 2006. Since that time they have performed in trios with Jake Meginsky and Chris Corsano, in a quartet with Flaherty and Corsano and last year, at the behest of Eli Kezsler and Ashley Paul, they began playing as a duo. Their first performance was at the Kezsler/Paul wedding reception in July of 2011. Utilizing an array of extended instrumental techniques, amplification and effects pedals, Kelley and Nace have allowed themselves an extensive palette to work with and set no boundaries as to where it will bring them. Delicate sound fields may slowly unfold only to then disintegrate into waves of tumult. Tumult may then bore itself into a maze of soft refrigerators...

Matt Krefting is a writer and musician living in Easthampton, MA. He formed the Son of Earth trio with Aaron Rosenblum and John Shaw in early 2000, played in the short-lived but much-loved group The Believers, released a CD of rock songs, plays in Idea Fire Company, and has been making solo tape music since he was 17. Not to mention a number of other interests and collaborations! He has focused on tape music for the past two years, and this tour marks the first time he’s taken this music outside of the Pioneer Valley. His music focuses on the decay and erosion of beauty and the impossibility of knowledge.

Monday, March 12, 2012

3/13/12: Soft Delete/Purgative Dryness at Cafe Fixe

I'll be performing "Soft Delete/Purgative Dryness" for amplified trumpet and pre-recorded electronics tomorrow night at 8pm as part of Non-Event's Experimental Coffee House series at  CafĂ© Fixe , 1642 Beacon Street  (Washington Square), Brookline, MA 02445, 617-879-2500. $5.

This is just a few doors down from The Publick House, so your possibilities are manifold.

"Soft Delete/Purgative Dryness" is a two-part piece exploring themes of philosophical and aesthetic absence, including the potential absence of meaning and content. The solo work will feature amplified but otherwise acoustic trumpet and some pre-recorded electronic elements. It was premiered in Chicago in December 2011. Special thanks to Lampo for instigating the piece and presenting the premiere.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Idea Festival 2012: Austin, Houston, San Antonio

Austin, Houston, San Antonio
February 2, No Idea Festival @ The Broken Neck, Austin TX 8pm
Premiere of a new work by Nick Hennies for ensemble and vibraphone
with Andrea Neumann, Bhob Rainey, Brent Fariss, Chris Cogburn, Gaute Solaas, Vic Rawlings

February 3, No Idea Festival @ The Broken Neck, Austin TX 8pm
with Andrea Neumann/Vic Rawlings

February 4, No Idea Festival @ The Broken Neck, Austin TX 8pm
with nmperign/Jason Lescalleet

February 5, No Idea Festival @ Art Palace, Houston TX 3pm
with Brian Eubanks

February 6, No Idea Festival @ SMART Art Project Place, San Antonio TX 8pm
with nmperign/Jason Lescalleet


Ken Bruen: Headstone (Mysterious Press)
Benjamin Black: Elegy For April (Picador)
John Gray: Heresies: Against Progress And Other Illusions (Granta UK)
Richard Mabey: The Perfumier and the Stinkhorn: Reflections on Natural Science and Romanticism (Profile)
Chuck Klosterman: The Visible Man (Scribner)

Eli Kezsler: Cold Pin LP (Pan)

ELI KESZLER 'Cold Pin' (PAN 21)

Over two years in the making, Cold Pin is the new full length record by Eli Keszler. Both a composition and stand alone installation, 14 strings ranging in length from 25 to 3 feet are strung across a 15 x 40 curved wall, with motors attacking the strings, connected by micro-controllers, pick-ups and rca cables. Recorded in Boston's historic Cyclorama, a massive dome built to house the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg painting in 1884. The b side features in addition, a 'dry' version of the installation with motor attacks on metal squares rather then strings, creating dense percussive clusters. Cold Pin works within the frame work of left to right time and vertical structure. The installation acts as the architecture of the music, surrounding and immersing the live instruments into incredible density and sharp angular mass shapes, and functions alone as the performers stops. Rather then an individual sound the sustained horns, strings, drums and metallic attacks function as a singular unit, and continue too when they stop alongside the installation. Cold Pin features Eli Keszler (drums, crotales installation and guitar), Geoff Mullen (guitar), Ashley Paul (clarinet, guitar, greenbox) Greg Kelley (trumpet), Reuben Son (bassoon) and Benjamin Nelson (cello).

Eli Keszler is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. In performance, he often plays drums, bowed crotales and guitar in conjunction with his installations. In his ensemble compositions, he uses extended strings, motors, crotales, horns and mechanical devices to create his sound, balancing intense harmonic formations with acoustic sustain, fast jarring rhythm, mechanical propulsion, dense textures and detailed visual presentations. Eli has toured extensively throughout Europe and the US, performing solo and in collaboration with artists such as Phill Niblock, Aki Onda, Joe Mcphee, Loren Connors, Jandek, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, Steve Beresford, C Spencer Yeh, Greg Kelley (Nmperign), T Model Ford, Ran Blake, Ashley Paul and Steve Pyne. He has recorded solo releases for labels such as hiw own REL Records, ESP-DISK' and Type (Red Horse). His installations have appeared at the Boston Center for the Arts and Nuit Blanche NYC and the Shreveport MSPC New Music Festival. He has most recently won the Mata composers competition for the 2012 season. Eli Keszler is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Anthony Coleman and Ran Blake.

The Lp is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, in a limited edition of 500 copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and comes in a poly-lined inner sleeve. It is packaged in a pro-press color jacket which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas.