Butch Merigoni is a drummer and arts educator based in Brooklyn, New York. After finishing graduate school in 2005 his work evolved from painting, to playing drums and choreographing movement and performance. A progression instigated by the aim to honor those unplanned situations, performative or not, that come and go as they please.
His current projects include the band, Beasty, a bass, drums and guitar trio that make aggressively angular songs. Their second album, Bernard Hopkins, will be out next year. He also leads 'Workshop/Performance', an activity that, as a workshop, uses collaborative play as a way to navigate the unpredictable nature of collective performance making. As a performance, it becomes a chaotic, but orchestrated, layering of voices, sounds and actions. Butch will be in London and Belgium this fall leading this project.
October 19 Workshop/Performance, Chisenhale Dance Space, London, UK
October 22-November 4 Workshop/Performance, De Grote Post Residency, Oostende, Belgium
November 12-19 Workshop/Performance, ZSenne Art Lab Residency, Brussels, Belgium
November 23 Workshop/Performance, So & So Arts Club, London, UK
February 9 Workshop/Performance, Light Box, Detroit, MI
July 1-30 Workshop/Performance, K.A.K. Residency, Brussels, Belgium