I view my work as part of the next generation of the avant-garde – or at least, an evolutionary branch – formed from equal exposure to the avant-garde, hard core and the psychedelic: listening to Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, and Captain Beefheart, while simultaneously going to Butthole Surfers and Dead Kennedys shows; opening for White Zombie, The Boredoms, and Nik Turner, and playing the Improvised and Otherwise, What is Jazz, Brno, XFEST, and No Jazz Festivals. I can present my work to you as noise, free jazz, psych rock, free improv, jam band, bio-composition – along with a bunch of other labels as needed.
Pure this or that? No.
And that is why although all are invited, only some will readily and hungrily partake, absorbing this music as vital nutrients for their free thinking and well being. For I, and the music that I play, are the result of these hyper hybrid times – with the only pure thing being the need for like minds to connect, for spirits to reach out and share their expanded understanding of living.
Admittedly, this level of consciousness is in short supply, even endangered. But that makes the reward of connecting ever so much sweeter. For when the unreceptive weed themselves out, those left are truly ready to embrace the journey along the spaceways, where souls are nourished, inspiration renewed, and lives changed for the better.
This is why I play.
Walter Wright – drums, percussion, electronics
Bonnie Kane – saxophone, flute, electronics