Monday, April 27, 2009

Orgy Of Noise at Multimedia Circus - May 8, 2009 @ The Armory, Somerville, MA

BILL T MILLER (OBE & Kings Of Feedback) - bent toys & racquet
CATHY CAPOZZI (Axemunkee) - guitar
TAMORA GOODING (Axemunkee) - percussion
JONATHAN LAMASTER (Cul de Sac) - violin
KRIS THOMPSON (The Lothars) - theremin

with THE HUMAN FLOOR (sideshow performer on 2nd set)

Showtime 7pm sharp NONSTOP 'til 10:30pm - get there early!

Voidstar Productions AND

remember you can click on images to see LARGER version


Photos & Video by Sheri Hausey

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more info & vids & mp3s...


Sunday, April 26, 2009

SEE PHOTOS of Bill T Miller's ORGY OF NOISE @Cyberarts Maker Revolution @ Microsoft Start-up Labs

Bill T Miller

Derek Hoffend - Jimmie P Rodgers - Bill T Miller


Photos by Sheri Hausey

Installation | Circuit Bending | Performance

Special THANX to my CAMERA CREW:
and the rest of the shooters in the audience.
Stay tuned for even more photos and video.

Here's an OVERVIEW VIDEO by Boston CyberArts:

The Maker Revolution @ Microsoft Startup Labs
from Boston Cyberarts on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

BILL T MILLER = ORGY OF NOISE at CyberArts - APRIL 25th, 2009 in Cambridge, MA - FREE SHOW - GET THERE EARLY 1PM !

Willoughby & Baltic presents THE MAKER REVOLUTION
April 25-26, 2009 @ Microsoft Startup Labs
1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (10-11th floor)

EARLY AFTERNOON appearance by BILL T MILLER with a pile of circuit bent toys on SATURDAY APRIL 25th.

Get there at 1pm to experience all the fun. I will part of a panel from 1:30pm-2:30pm and will be playing a live 15-20 minute Orgy Of Noise set right after the panel's Q&A. Plus, I will have some of my collection for YOU to play with.

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more info:

LIVE BTM RIG for CyberArts Show

WarpSpeak Voice Transformer Bent by Waterhed
Micro Jammer Metal Guitar Bent by Waterhed
Shack Tank Verb Bent by Waterhed
DJ Toy Bent by J Smiley (with Waterhed upgrades)
Sci-Fi MonoSynth Bent by Evil Instruments
Creepy Cave Crab Bent by Jimmie P Rodgers
TronBot Bent by Evil Instruments (not pictured)
Guttar Toy Guitar Bent by Thom Uliasz (not pictured)
Micro Jammer Drum Mach Bent by Waterhed (not pictured)
BTM Electro Spring-O-Caster Tennis Racquet GTR (not pictured)
Panasonic MicroDeck Cassette Scratchin' Sampler
Jim the Politician Robot Walkie Talkie (controller only pictured)
Tandy Dandy Radio Shack Mixing Consoles (2ea)
Kaoss Mini Pad by Korg
Kaos Pad (original) by Korg

BTM Collection = Interactive Museum Display

OmniChord Bent by Waterhed
HotKeyz Bent by Waterhed
WarpSpeak Voice Transformer Bent by Waterhed
TronBot Bent by Evil Instruments
French Speak & Spell Bent by Peter Edwards
Beat Squasher Bent by J Smiley
Animal Farm Train Bent by Shawn Royal
Casio SK-1 Keyboard Bent by TableBeast
Electronic Music Generator TV Bent by Tim Kaiser
Incantor Speak & Math Bent by Reed Ghazala

OON DVD TV and CD listening station with headphones... including the ORGY OF NOISE BOX SET !


UPDATE: BTM SOUNDCHECK on April 23 at Microsoft Startup Labs
(Photos by Sheri Hausey + RIG PIC by BTM)


Willoughby & Baltic Gallery presents THE MAKER REVOLUTION
@ Microsoft Startup Labs, Cambridge on 4.25-26.09

PLUS... later that same Saturday night (April 25th) - I will be bouncing over to make a guest appearance with AXEMUNKEE at MAGIC ROOM - Sound Museum (N. Beacon) in ALLSTON, on my ELECTRO RACQUET GUITAR for ONE SONG ONLY (BlasFamous - the song I remixed.)

BTM & Cathy at The Magic Room

More info: AND

Just experienced guitar god JEFF BECK at House Of Blues Boston....


Although I scored the LP shortly after it came out in '69, I never had the chance to see the Beck-Ola (and Truth) era band live. I first saw Beck Bogert Appice ('72) and and later WIRED era tour ('76) twice in a row in CALI and then later GUITAR SHOP era tour in Worcester with little Terry Bozzio on drums and Steve Morse opening up.

JEFF is tip top notch boogie fusion rockin'... the undisputed master of this style. His Strat simply sings. I ALMOST want to throw away my guitar picks and practice. Sometimes when I go see a great player, I am either inspired to play more or just wanna pack it in and give up. After I type this, I am gonna crank my STRAT up and maybe even jam on my BASS a bit. The band, bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, keyboardist Jason Rebello, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta are a perfect fit. Tal's bass playing is a killer morph of chops, funk and pure joy. The whole band just looks like they are having fun.

The audience was mostly guitar geezer dudes with a smattering of youngsters and gals. Joe Perry (and some of Aerosmith) were up in the VIP stage overview balcony. Joe was looking like a stone statue never blinking or moving as he watched Jeff.

Guitarist Davy Knowles is part of the tour and opened up the show on acoustic and vocals. Great picker and vibe. Will havta check out some of his electric guitar playing at some point. I have seen all the the guitarists/songwriters (Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, John Hiatt, Rory Gallagher) that he mentioned as influences live in concert at some point over the years.

Of course I would have loved to see my personal favorite GUITAR HERO... CATHY CAPOZZI and her band AXEMUNKEE playing on the bill or sitting in for a jam with Beck.

New HOB revamp of Avalon space is sweet. The upgrade seems to have opened up the venue a bit with a wider stage and multi-level balconies and the trademark HOB outsider art decor all around the space.

Only design detail that haunts the otherwise great sound system and acoustic design sonics is that the air conditioning units above the stage sound like Lou Reed's Heavy Metal Machine Music (an album I kinda LOVE by the way.) They were roaring during the super quiet moments, but were no prob during the loud bits. All they need is to put a microphone on it and run it through some delay and it would be a great percussion instrument. That's what I will do when my band ORGY OF NOISE plays there (if for some reason hell froze over hahaha) and HOB started having kool experimental noise shows instead or along with of their standard fair of classic rock etc.

OK, let's face it, HOB-Boston is not really totally in it for the MUSIC and ARTS. Bottled Water is $5, considering they cost about 15 cents each in a 24 pack, that's one helluva mark-up, even in the capatilistic world we live in, but hey that's show biz, baby.

FYI, I only grabbed two jiffy quick lo-fi snapsots of the show so their won't anymore of the normal pile of BTM PHOTOS of this show. In general hate this sorta ban on pro cameras policy of shows, that ensures that a zillion crappy camera phones and disposable box camera shots exist forever. I understand you don't want fans full audio recording rig set-ups, huge pro video cameras and over flash snapshot shooting (and on quiet tunes the shutter clicking is a prob) but there has got to be a balance somewhere. My own concerts will always have an open photo, video and recording policy. My guess it this will never change on big venues. Even if a band wanted to have an open policy and record themselves the venue would want a cut of that action. It's all about the Benjamins man.

OK back to our guitar hero BECK.... needless to say JEFF BECK is one of a handful who can truly claim GUITAR GOD status.

BOTTOM LINE: Get Beck's new LIVE at Ronnie Scott's DVD ... and if for some reason you don't already have it, get Beck-Ola and Blow By Blow and the rest of his albums.

The real personal highlight of the nite was on the way IN I ran into my pal (photog and super roadie) Kevin Gannon and on the way OUT (uber outsider poet) Lee Latif (who will be at Stone Soup on April 20th) and of course it was great hanging with (photog and cohort) Sheri Hausey at the show.

* Plus, the night before after my Sunday afternoon Easter Bunny Brunch Orgy Of Noise gig, I bounced over to the other side of Allston and caught another all instrumental line-up show with Red Horse, Brendan Murray, Danny Lopatin at Great Scott club. Last week I caught another great instrumental show with (RA) Robin Amos, Metal Glass Ensemble and Devil Music at Pozen Center at Mass Art Boston. Later the week, Robin Amos and the one and only Deftly-D joined in for with me for another Orgy Of Noise jam out the Noise Night circuit bent fun on Thursday. Of course more details of all my Orgy Of Noise fun are chronicled in previous post to this blog. AND after my jam out at Noise Night on Thursday I bounced over to see BENTMEN drummer FRANK COLEMAN banging with NYC's DEAD RAMONES at The Church and then on Friday caught CASEY DESMOND (the daughter of Des & Cathy of Bentmen) at the Sound Musuem's Magic Room. Grabbed a few photos of ALL of those shows, but it will be a while before I can find the time to sort and post them.

NOW my main focus is on my two upcoming ORGY OF NOISE shows. One at CYBER ARTS FESTIVAL on April 25th and the other is the super MULTIMEDIA CIRCUS at The Armory on May 8th.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

ORGY OF NOISE @ 3WaveJump in Allston Noise City... Hippity Hoppity, Happy Easter Day!



This video clip and snapshot were shot by HEATHER DOWNING.

click here to see same video
a bit larger with better quality and full credits

This video snippet is a raw unedited preview glimpse of the full half hour show. I had an army of shooters on the scene. Eventually i will edit all the fun and produce a full dvd and more online videos from several cameras worth of video footage (shot by Kevin Pelrine, Kyle Glowacky, Heather Downing and maybe even some bonus footage shot by ME and Matt Mitchell of BandwidthTV.) and a slide show from my two favorite still photographers (Sheri Hausey & Jon Strymish) - Stay tuned for more.

Photo by BTM

Friday, April 10, 2009

Orgy Of Noise Super Power Trio Jam Freak Out with Bill T Miller - Deftly-D - Robin Amos @ Noise Night

BIG FUN at NOISE NIGHT (April 9th, 2009)... Host Jimmie P Rodgers and a bunch of cool nerds showed up to check it all out and share their gizmos and sounds.

Bill T Miller and TronBot Solo Orgy Of Noise

Bill T Miller and Defty-D on Widowmaker

Robin Amos - Bill T Miller - Deftly-D

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Photos by Sheri Hausey



Wednesday, April 08, 2009

BTM - ORGY OF NOISE - Jiffy Live Set on April 9th at Noise Night in Somerville, MA - 7pm

LIVE BTM RIG for APRIL 9th Noise Night Jam Out
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Photo by BTM

* Guttar - Circuit Bent Guitar - Bent by Thom Uliaz
* TronBot - Circuit Bent Robot - Bent by Scott Campbell
* Creepy Cave Crab - Bent by Jimmie P Rodgers
* Les Pong - Spring Guitar Racquet - Created by BTM
* Mini-Kaos Pad by Korg
* Vintage Radio Shack Mixer

Come on down bring your gizmos to jam or just hang out and listen/watch. All FREE.

Willoughby and Baltic Gallery - 197a Elm Street in Somerville, MA

much more nfo:
Noise Night
Orgy Of Noise

Poster by Jeff Chennette

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

NOISE BRUNCH on Easter Sunday Afternoon in Allston - April 12th

Original Photo by JDM - Poster by BTM

3WaveJump Annual Bunny Brunch!
Easter Sunday Noise!

The hiding and the finding of eggs, the feeding of the masses, the birth of Spring!

Day of feast and sounds with:

Child Bride (from Baltimore, former 3 wave jumper and Ergot Rotter, mystic solo noise chants and it's Shana's birthday)

Yellow Crystal Star (from Portland, OR, drone harmony celestial clusters)

Miss G (homebrewed razzle dazzle Rattle)

Orgy of Noise!!! (the one and only Bill T Miller and his hosts of circuit bent robots, in a basement, in Allston... finally)

plus special performance by Jess Ciocci (Paperrad) and Jamie Mohr.

Magical Easter drinks provided by DIY bartender Mary Hentz.
Brunch will be served at High Noon. Supplemental foods welcomed.

Music begins at 3pm sharp.
(((((((THIS IS A DAYTIME EVENT))))))))

I am so glad to be invited to be a sonic part of this party.
get in touch with me (BTM) for more details & location