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6-25-2016 Thereminist Kip Rosser Live

 

KipRosser.pngFor twenty years, Kip Rosser’s solo performances, staged productions, award-winning compositions and industry recognition have earned him a reputation as one of the most accomplished thereminists in the country. Rosser typically moves beyond a standard recital format, making for a unique event that combines music (ranging from classical to jazz to popular) with stories and performance art, continually pushing the boundaries of what the theremin can play and do. His programs for special events are tailored specifically to suit occasion and client musical preferences. In an academic setting, the programs are always age appropriate and the presentation specific to the class subject. Back in 1996, after a twenty-one year hiatus from serious musical study, Rosser crossed paths withthe grandfather of all electronic instruments; he purchased a kit and built his first theremin. Previously, Kip graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting/Directing and was then the sole candidate accepted in the graduate Directing program at Northwestern University. After receiving the MFA, he moved to New York City where he directed plays, worked as a playwright, as well as working as a graphic artist and copywriter.

6-18-2016 It's Not Night...It's Space and Hotel Neon Live

United as though at the behest of the cosmos itself, the members of It’s Not Night: It’s Space innis.jpgcame together with immediate chemistry early in 2011. By October at that year, their first self-released EP, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, had been released, and the band – founded by guitarist Kevin Halcott and drummer Michael Lutomski, but by then also including bassist Tommy Guerrero – set about honing their interstellar craft over the course of regional gigs around their native quadrant of New Paltz while conducting research with the SETI for what would become their debut long-player, Bowing Not Knowing to What. It was this album that set It’s Not Night: It’s Space on the path of anti-gravity exploration, the trio of Halcott, Guerrero and Lutomski honing in on natural jams thickened and given orbital pull by dense tones and an ever-expanding wall of fuzz. Feeling that language could only limit the universal nature of their message, INNIS kept their game centered around the guitar, bass and drums, and made first contact with Small Stone Records early in 2013, who immediately offered support for their ongoing investigations. The debut cooperative effort between the two parties is scheduled for launch in the yet-undetermined future known as 2014.

 

HotelNeon.jpgHotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer & Steven Kemner. Together they create immersive and soul-stirring soundscapes, focusing intently on a restrained, minimal aesthetic aided by film, images, and live projections.

Hotel Neon’s debut self-titled album was crafted in 2013 with little more than a personal computer in a home studio, then self-released on limited cassette tape. The music eventually caught the ear of Ian Hawgood, founder of eclectic Tokyo-based label Home Normal (Christopher Bissonette, Celer, Library Tapes), and was subsequently remastered in January 2015 by Hawgood himself, lending even greater dynamic range to the music. The grainy textures, mechanized rhythms, and subterranean bass pulses that permeate the album were made clearer and more focused, leading to positive critical review and "Best Of 2015" status in outlets like Headphone Commute, Textura, and Arctic Drones.

Hotel Neon then released its newest work, “Remnants,” through acclaimed U.K. experimental imprint Fluid Audio in March 2016, followed by extensive touring throughout the U.S.A. with fellow ambient artists Lowercase Noises (NM) and Slow Meadow (TX, Hammock Music).

5-20-2016 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells

Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells (born October 13, 1958) is an American Free improvisation bassist (bassbass_franks.jpgguitar and electric upright bass), composer and conceptualist. He is one of the founding members of the improvising band Machine Gun which featured Thomas Chapin. He resided in Stockholm, Sweden from 1985 until 2010. Presently residing in Bangkok, Thailand, he has been active internationally as a promoter of improvised and experimental music performing and recording extensively. He has collaborated with Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Jaron Lanier, John Sinclair and Tony Scott among others.

Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After touring the United States for a year with a top forty band he attended Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he regularly performed with local jazz and rhythm and blues artists. He also performed as a member of Tulane University's Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne (the first person to record with the electric bass) and discovered the music of Harry Partch. He returned to the New York area in the fall of 1980 where he met and started work study under saxophonist/composer Ken Simon. During this period Jair-Rôhm also met Anthony Braxton and became involved in the study of his music. In 1982 Jair-Rôhm founded his own experimental music/theater group GLASS THOUGHT THEATER ENSEMBLE. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at the New York Theater Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) where he wrote and produced a trilogy of progressive"operas". He received a MEET THE COMPOSER grant in 1983. From 1984 - 1985 he was resident in New Jersey where he continued composing and playing the bass. He was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz Musician's Collective (New Brunswick, N.J.) for which he composed and performed many significant works for various ensembles. (from the Wikipedia article)

5-14-2016 Guitar Pilots Live

GuitarPilots01.jpgGuitar Pilots is an electronic space music duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Scott Watkins. Their music consists of long structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Art's sequencer-like echoed guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion while Scott's synthetic pads and sub-octave rumblings build a foundation for both guitarists to soar in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seamlessly with plucks and twangs and blasts of interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar.Art Cohen has been a fixture in the Philadelphia music scene for over 30 years as both a performer and an audio engineer. Fluent in guitar, bass, keyboards and harmonica, he has performed at concert venues and radio studios throughout the Delaware Valley and brought his music to Toronto, New York and other cities in the Northeast. He has released CD's with The Ministry of Inside ThingsDelicate Monster, CubiZm, Lessick & Lincoln & Cohen, Waves of Violet, Men from When, and as a solo artist. His music ranges from electronic space to ambient to folk-rock to psychedelic rock to traditional folk to experimental to spoken word and beyond - sometimes within the same performance. Art has cultivated a unique guitar style drawing on influences including Garcia, Gilmour, Hendrix, Gottsching, Fripp, and Pinhas. Scott Watkins is best known as the guitar half of Orbital Decay, the Philadelphia area synth & guitar duo who over the past couple of decades have graced the stages of all the region's important electronic space music venues. He coaxes an extended pallet of sounds from his guitar through the use of synths and modelling processors. He has built many of his own instruments including an other-worldly sounding 12-foot beam. Echoes of Gilmour, Hendrix and Froese can be heard in Scott's textural and melodic playing.

 

Guitar Pilots will be performing live at The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday, May 21st. For more information click here.

 

5-7-2016 Chuck van Zyl Live

chuckvanzyl2012b.jpgChuck van Zyl - Philadelphia area Space musician Chuck van Zyl, best known as host of STAR'S END (WXPN's renowned radio program of spacemusic dreamscapes) and as coordinator of The Gatherings (Philadelphia's premiere concert series of innovative music), Chuck van Zyl has also been making his own unique style of electronic music since 1983.

 

Over the course of his musical existence Chuck van Zyl has developed a signature exploratory style. By blending the primitive machine beauty of classics like "Ricochet" (1975) by Tangerine Dream with the highly formed values of more recent groups such as Redshift and Arc, his solo studio works are the result of a persistent creativity.

 

With a solid melodic invention, atmospheric modulations and heroic shifts in tonality, van Zyl masterfully realizes the fascinating patterns, riffs and pulses that dominate his live concerts. As the music forms, climbs and sustains, listeners are pulled into a highly distinctive mindscape. Tone patterns weave and collide as go-for-broke keyboard lead lines dance high above - all the while blissed-out synthetic strings and Mellotron choirs draw long lines across a cool digital plane.

 

Chuck van Zyl is completely at home in this endlessly inventive genre, offering ample muscle for the adventurous, archaic modulations for the experimentalist and dreamy floating space for the cloudwalker.

 

4-16-2016

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Dan Pound Life Pulse Life Giving PoundSounds 00:13:00
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook A Saucer Full of Ambience, Pt. 1 The Dark Side of the Moog, Vol. 2 MIG Music 00:22:07
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook A Saucer Full of Ambience, Pt. 2 The Dark Side of the Moog, Vol. 2 MIG Music 00:27:05
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook A Saucer Full of Ambience, Pt. 3 The Dark Side of the Moog, Vol. 2 MIG Music 00:31:55
Kosmicher Laufer Zeit Zum Laufer 156 Kosmicher Laufer Vol. 1 Capability Records 00:39:32
Laurie Spiegel Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator" Obsolete Systems Electronic Music Foundation 00:53:28
Telomere Celestial Sky Lux Primordia Evenfall 00:56:24
Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri Virgin Records 01:04:51
Stars of the Lid I Will Surround You Avec Laudenum Kranky 01:26:56
Staer Beacon Unreleased Unreleased 01:37:15
Aaron Helgeson Ben Degra de Chantar tener Poems of Sheer Nothingness Innova 01:52:10
Klaus Schulze Mindphaser Moondawn Brain 01:55:52
Gordon Ashworth Norma See Through Life Alone Ordinal Records 02:21:09
Fatima Al Qadiri Breach Brute Hyperdub 02:24:50
Adrian Beasley Turbines/Generator Powerhouse Self Released 02:28:00
Klaus Schulze Stardancer Body Love Brain 02:46:05

 

4-9-2016 

ArtistSongAlbumLabelTime 
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part 1 The Dark Side of The Moog Vol. 1 MIG 00:00:00
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part 2 The Dark Side of The Moog Vol. 1 MIG 00:03:53
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part 3 The Dark Side of The Moog Vol. 1 MIG 00:08:53
Cybotron Sonic Overdrive (Sliding, The Riddle, Answer) Cybotron Clear Light Of Jupiter 00:13:34
Floating Points Sihouettes (I, LI, LII) Elaenia Luaka Bop 00:23:41
Third Coast (Steve Reich, Composer) Sextet - Slow Third Coast cedille 00:34:14
Cosmonaughttransfer Deep Space 01 Deep Space Self Release 00:36:36
Harry Bertoia Near and Far Sonambient Complete Collection Important Records 00:43:36
Thomas Newman & Rick Cox Venice Mule 35 Whirlpools Below Sound Cold Blue Music 01:11:34
Ryan Huber Madon Tacht Inam Records 01:15:23 *
Space Symmetry Dream of the AI Drones Neo Scifi Self Release 01:19:36
Crystal Dreams Ocean of Green Tea Drones Buddhist On Fire 01:23:11
Aeonics 4x in Either Z-90 Beyond Time Virtual 01:33:57
Fatal Tangent Saturnine Cenotaph Anodize 01:46:16
Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter NoSpace Live at Jodrell Bank Planetarium DiN 01:51:41
Jim Ottaway Alpha Crucis Southern Cross Self Release 02:00:54
Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy Analog Destinations Analog Destinations Groove Unlimited 02:15:09
Detlef Keller Cloud 7 The Story of Clouds Audio Works 02:33:09
Evan Bartholomew We Set Out Into the Caverns of Time Caverns of Time Somnia 02:40:54

 

4-2-2016 

ArtistSongAlbumLabelTime 
David Rothenbery, Berhard Wostheinrich and Jay Nicolas Cool Spring Cool Spring Iapetus 00:00:00
Duncan Goddard Elcaset Electrical Tape Linear Obsessional 00:18:16
Alio Die & Yannick Dauby Decendre Cinq Lacs Au Travers D'Une Voile Decendre Cinq Lacs Au Travers D'Une Voile (Down Five Lakes At Travers On A Sail) Aqua 00:30:52
Jim Ottaway Delta Crucis Southern Cross Self Release  
Chuck van Zyl Live at NJFEA 3/10/2013 Live at NJFEA unreleased 01:00:22
Third Coast (Steve Reich - Composer) Sextet - Fast Third Coast Cedille 01:43:31
Ryan Huber Concrete Teeth Tacht Inam Records 01:54:48
Alvin Curran From a Room on the Plaza Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden Catalyst 01:57:46
Chefkirk + Andrew Quitter Spatial Surfaces Kaiju Manifestos Eh? 02:01:13
Thomas Newman & Rick Cox Stairs 35 Whirlpools Below Cold Blue Music 02:07:07
Harry Bertoia Gong Gong Sonambient Complete Collection Important Records 02:11:46
Uma Silbey Cloudscapes Altered States Airo Audio 02:27:49
Ambientium Caves Fall EP Self Release 02:33:36
Cosmonaughttransfer Dark Skies of Yuggoth Part 1 Dark Skies of Yuggoth Self Release 02:42:09
Gordon Ashworth Norma S.T.L.A Ordinal Records 02:52:01
Gordon Ashworth Upbringing S.T.L.A Ordinal Records 02:44:42

 

3-26-2016 

ArtistSongAlbumLabelTime 
George Wallace Imagining Cathedrals Light Music: Charmed Encounters in Color & Sound Airborn Music 00:01:00  
Jim Ottaway Proxima Centauri Cetauri Self Release 00:04:47  
Cosmonauttransfer Deep Space 5 Deep Space Self Release 00:23:27  
Ryan Huber Red Gods Kanab Inam Records 00:03:07 *
Vic Hennegan Kiss of Shadow Space and Shadows Self Release 00:41:30  
Robert Rich Nocturne Premonitions 1980-1985 Soundscapes 00:48:10 (on vinyl)  
John Metcalfe Kite The Appearance of Color Realwold Records 01:13:18 *
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas Third Coast Percussion Cedille 01:15:00 *
Wardruna Rotlauast Tre Fell Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 01:20:03  
Atrium Carceri Archives II Archives I-II Cyro Chamber 01:24:25  
Steve Dinsdale A Galaxy of Dust The Vast Key Northern Echo 02:04:00  
Duncan Goddard Time-Lag Accumulator Electrical Tape Linear Obsessional 02:29:26  
Alvin Curran Crystal Aires Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden Catalyst 02:41:09  
Ambientium Fall Fall EP Self Release 02:52:13  

 

3-18-2016 5 Hour Broadcast! 

ArtistSongAlbumLabelTime
Vic Hennegan Human Search Space and Shadows Self Release 22:05:00
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich Mallet Quartet: I. Fast Third Coast Percussion Cedille 22:18:50
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich Mallet Quartet: II. Slow Third Coast Percussion Cedille 22:25:28
Third Coast Percussion/Steve Reich Mallet Quartet: III. Fast Thir Cedille 22:28:47
Uma Silbey Heartfelt Altered States Ario Audio 22:33:20
Cosmonauttransfer Deep Space 1 Deep Space Self Release 22:37:18
Cosmonauttransfer Deep Space 2 Deep Space Self Release 22:44:11
Within Reason Shores of Symmetry Farshadow Anodize 25:50:51
Ambientium Frozen Fall EP Mindspring Music 23:01:28
Ensemble Wien Paradies Soiree Waltze, Op. 52 Joseph Lanner: Dance Music from Old Vienna Naxos 23:04:21
Ryan Huber Antum Tacht Inam Records 23:12:39
Crystal Dreams Bright Yellow Storm Tea Drones Buddhist On Fire 23:16:47
Aeonics IO 2.3i Beyond Time Virtual 23:25:39
The Loom A Grand Solar Minimum The Tree Hates the Forest Viktoriapark 23:29:19
Port Said Indian Voyage, Part 2 Through Veils Anodize 23:36:12
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Deep Chill Network Gondwana Antartica Dark Duck Records 00:01:45
Asura XP Continuum Code Eternity Infinium Records 00:09:37
Oblivious Solitude Tides of Saturn Lost Summer Orbifold Records 00:18:47
Howard Givens & Craig Padilla Opening to New Perspectives Life Flows Water Spotted Peccary 00:35:47
Forrest Fang Bog The Sleepwalkers Ocean Projekt Records 00:54:55
Secret Pyramid Her Spirits The Silent March/Movements of Night Students of Decay 01:01:03
Klaus Schulze I Was Dreaming I was Awake and Then I Found Myself Asleep 1 La Vie Electronique 1 Revisited Records 01:07:52
Klaus Schulze I Was Dreaming I was Awake and Then I Found Myself Asleep 2 La Vie Electronique 1 Revisited Records 01:14:50
Klaus Schulze I Was Dreaming I was Awake and Then I Found Myself Asleep 3 La Vie Electronique 1 RE 01:24:04
Jim Ottaway Voice of Pleiades Orion Self Release 01:32:13
Wil Bolton Blackpoint Under A Name That Hides Her Hibernate 01:42:31
Anders Jorgenson Space Hockey Greatest Hits SynGate Records 01:48:43
Steve Roach Firelight Emotions Revealed Projekt Records 01:59:34
Stomu Yamashta Touched! Sea & Sky Kuckuck 02:25:49
Wordclock Fever of Our Waiting Self Destruction Themes Cryo Chamber 02:35:10
Erik Wollo Monument Images of Light Origo Sound 02:43:14
Erik Wollo Return Images of Light Origo Sound 02:48:05
Erik Wollo String Flow Images of Light Origo Sound 02:52:41

 

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11-21-2015 Simon Lomax - Live on Music With Space

simonlomax.jpgSimon Lomax is a producer of electronic ambient space music who, through his unique and involving music, expresses a personal global intuition. His work possesses an unparalleled sense of sonic depth and universal scale whilst exhibiting a remarkably lucid grasp of texture. Tune in this week to hear Simon perform live on the air.

 

 

 

 

11-14-2015 Vic Hennegan - Live on Music With Space

ViHennegan.jpgVic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing  electronic music for several years.  As a live performer he has  performed at such shows as ?The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance,  5 Rhythms Dance,  Soul Motion, Northern California Dance Collective and  many other venues around the world.  With computers, samplers, vocals  and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and  ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will  take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy.

 

11-6-2015 5 hour broadcast beginning at 10pm

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10-31-2015 Ushering in Halloween with "It's not Night...It's Space"

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 Something a little different tonight... The Hudson vally, Ny based experimental  instrumental psychedelic stoner rock band, "It's Not Night...It's Space." Tune in for some heavy drones through the darkness of the night were the veil between this world and the world of the DEAD is thinnest.

 

 

 

 

 

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10-24-2015 Dave Luxton - Live on air concert

dl.jpgDave Luxton is a producer, electronic musician, composer and guitarist based in Olympia, WA, USA. He is a classically trained musician whose diverse compositions span multiple genres to include guitar oriented compositions, cinematic filmscores, and Electronica. As a recording artist, he is internationally known for his work in the Ambient Spacemusic genre. His albums have been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows such as Hearts of Space, Musical Starstreams, and Star’s End. He is also the founder of the Pacific Northwest based Wayfarer Records label and has produced albums for numerous artists including Boreal Taiga and Daren Keck. Dave is also a Professor, author, and clinical psychologist.

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10-17-2015 Member Drive + Berhard Wöstheinrich

Tonight we will be asking our listeners to become members of WPRB by donating to our station.

Also from 1am to 3am, we will have a live on air concert by Berhard Wöstheinrich.

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10-10-2015 Harrison McKay - Live on Music With Space

harrison.pngHarrison McKay, one half of the duo The Tangent Project, will bring his mastery of guitar in an electronic music context to the airwaves of WPRB this week. Harrison utilizes a guitar that, along with producing traditional tonalities one comes to expect from such an instrument, produces control signals called MIDI (a standard for electronic instrument control since the early 1980's) to control synthesizers. These are processed and "looped" to create, on the fly accompaniment to his aural voyages. Expect ambient washes of sound like an aural analog of the Aurora Borealis along with complex and sometimes dense interlocked guitar syncopation's. Over this fluid guitar melodies guide the listeners sojourn through introspective and meditative soundscapes... Music for inner space. (Photo credit: AT Illusions.)

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9-26-2015 Bloodmoon - Music for a Lunar Eclipse

This week we are featuring tracks that have something to do with our lovely orbiting satellite, The Moon, in preparation for the September 27th-28th Lunar Eclipse. The Eclipse begins on the East Coast of the USA at 8:11pm and runs until 1:22am.

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9-11-2015 Yet another 5 hour broadcast...starting at 10pm

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9-5-2015 - Bill Fieger

d9b85d933243e837d68fdd745dfb3881.pngInstrument maker and avant-garde musician Bill Fieger has been making music for a long time. Many will recognize him as the force behind the duo Stares to Nowhere, Oblivious Solitude and Mayakara. He moved to primarily acoustic instruments a few years back and has been creating mysterious sounding tonalities on his custom created and modified traditional instruments. Bill will be joined tonight by two guest musicians, John Whitney and Mike Hunter (aka Ombient.) This trio will be appearing at the Philadelphia based Experimental Music series known as The Event Horizon Series at the Rotunda on the University of Pennsylvania campus this Saturday 9/5/2015 at 8pm (free show for all.)

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7-17 through 7-18-2015 5 Hours of Music With Space

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7-3-2015 5 Hour Music With Space

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5-22 through 23-2015 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells - Live on Air 

This week, the show began at 10pm (5 hour edition)

Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells (born October 13, 1958) is an American Free improvisation bassist (bass bass_franks.jpgguitar and electric upright bass), composer and conceptualist. He is one of the founding members of the improvising band Machine Gun which featured Thomas Chapin. He resided in Stockholm, Sweden from 1985 until 2010. Presently residing in Bangkok, Thailand, he has been active internationally as a promoter of improvised and experimental music performing and recording extensively. He has collaborated with Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Jaron Lanier, John Sinclair and Tony Scott among others.

Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After touring the United States for a year with a top forty band he attended Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he regularly performed with local jazz and rhythm and blues artists. He also performed as a member of Tulane University's Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne (the first person to record with the electric bass) and discovered the music of Harry Partch. He returned to the New York area in the fall of 1980 where he met and started work study under saxophonist/composer Ken Simon. During this period Jair-Rôhm also met Anthony Braxton and became involved in the study of his music. In 1982 Jair-Rôhm founded his own experimental music/theater group GLASS THOUGHT THEATER ENSEMBLE. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at the New York Theater Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) where he wrote and produced a trilogy of progressive"operas". He received a MEET THE COMPOSER grant in 1983. From 1984 - 1985 he was resident in New Jersey where he continued composing and playing the bass. He was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz Musician's Collective (New Brunswick, N.J.) for which he composed and performed many significant works for various ensembles. (from the Wikipedia article)

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5-2-2015 Ombient with Chuck van Zyl

Ombient and Chuck van Zyl returned to Music With Space for another hour long set of Berlin School Space Music as a duo. Ombient performed all of the "sequences" on a large Synthesizers.com while Chuck handled the solo's and ambiances.

Ombient's ambient/drone/electronic music, being of a live and improvisational nature, is representative of the feeling of the moment in which it is performed and of the subtle feedback between the audience and the performer. 

Best known as host of STAR'S END (WXPN's renowned radio program of spacemusic dreamscapes) and as coordinator of The Gatherings (Philadelphia's premiere concert series of innovative music), Chuckvan Zyl has also been making his own unique style of electronic musicsince 1983.
During the mid-90's Centaur Discs of Scotland released CelestialMechanics (1993) and The Relic (1995). These albums compiled many ofvan Zyl's early cassette releases onto compact discs. In autumn of 1994 Synkronos Music released "Regeneration Mode" (1994), the famous collaboration between Chuck van Zyl and The Nightcrawlers founder Peter D. Gulch. In 1992, Chuck van Zyl founded the group The Ministry of Inside Things. Along with guitarist Art Cohen, they performed dozens of live concerts in various venues and unique spaces and released three live CDs on the Synkronos Music label: "Everlasting Momen"t (2003), "Contact Point" (2006) and "Ambient Elsewhere" (2008). Recent activity includes a number of live performances both solo and in collaboration with Terry Furber, Mike Hunter and Jeff Coulter, as well as recording and production sessions with Jeff Towne - which resulted in three full-length studio albums. Sometimes referred to as "the children of space", Chuck van Zyl's generation of musicians are more than just carrying on an earlier tradition. Seeing creativity as a component of his own personal spirituality, van Zyl's musical realizations are fueled by everythingfrom music technology to a greater cosmic awareness. His musical sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking anew frontier of sound.
"Rituals" is the latest solo CD by Chuck van Zyl. A follow-up to"MemorySpace" (2010) and "Cenotaph" (2012), "Rituals" (2014) was to be released by Synkronos Music on 15 November 2014

Ombient and Chuck van Zyl wil be performing live at The Gatherings Concert Series on May 16th opening for Charles Cohen.

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4-25-2015

Hallowed Bells is the project of Philadelphia-based musicians Alison Stout and Darian Scatton, creating electronic songs-without-words that weave together sweet, lyrical melodies, dissonant harmonies, and mesmerizing noisescapes. Using a setup dominated by old analog and homemade synths, they perform nearly everything live on hardware, constructing loops, sequences, and analog synth patches in real time. With its shimmering tones, twinkling lights and archaic technology, the music of Hallowed Bells reveals a dreamworld that evokes the retro-futuristic mysticism of a Russian Cosmist painting.

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3-13 thru 14-2014 - 5 hour special broadcast

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1-30 thru 31-2015 Special 5 hour broadcast

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1/24/2015 Edgar Froese (6th June 1944 – 20th January 2015)

EF.jpgIn light of today's release of the sad news about the passing of the leader and driving force behind Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese, tonight's program will feature music spanning his career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1/3/2015 -George Wallace - Live

GeorgeWallace.jpgIn live performance, multi-instrumentalist George Wallace presents a dazzling array of wondrous, imaginatively crafted soundscapes bound to delight fans of deep ambient, techno-tribal, and space music.

George is a seasoned performer, having spent years with bands playing various permutations of rock, jazz, and popular music. But for the past few years he’s been on hiatus from playing out, mainly producing studio recordings of his own compositions, with recent forays into making music for film and television.

He has recently risen to the challenge of engineering a way to deliver his particular brand of ambient music - inherently layered and complex - in such a way that its live performance is faithful to the sonic dimension and depth of the recorded version. During the course of a given set (anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending) audiences will experience something akin to hypnosis as our senses are immersed in music fed by George’s fierce, spontaneous inspiration and tempered with his keen feel for rhythmic and dramatic flow.

In addition to the synthesizers he plays onstage, George uses guitars both acoustic and electric, Native American flutes, rain sticks, bells and rattlers, and even a Tibetan singing bowl to round out the sonic palette. His musical program consists of pieces both old and new; a few older favorites culled from his several ambient releases are woven in with newer, as-yet unrecorded pieces, most of which are essentially structured improvisations based on predetermined soundstages, the end result being that no two performances are exactly alike. Naturally this calls up a certain amount of audience engagement (and lots of fun for all) as George often says he likes to read – and get energy from – the audience he’s playing for.

Adding to the mix is his occasional blending of natural ambiences such as forest sounds, night sounds, wind…and a few which might be best described as unearthly. These aural treats serve as the ‘ear candy’ which help to put the whole thing over-the-top.

Despite his affable stage demeanor, the intensity of the music itself makes it evident that George likes to play deep. Through his magical musings, we are invited to discover a new access to our true Selves, from the deepest regions of our souls to the ecstatic, sublime worlds of our highest potential. Presented here is wild, enriched sound, simultaneously borrowing from the primal past and the celestial future, creating an inspiring, cleansing, memorable experience of exotic places and times well beyond this one.

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12-26-2014 Special 5 hour broadcast beginning at 10pm

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12-20-2014

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12-17-2014 Special Wednesday night fill in broadcast

We were asked to do a fill in for a DJ who was absent for the holidays.

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12-6-2014

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11-28-2014

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11-22-2014 Music for a cold November Night

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11-15-2014 Replay

Your host is taking a much needed vacation, so tune in for a replay of the May 18, 2013 broadcast. Earlier that week, we visited RMI in their hotel room for a live recording session for the show. Tune in and enjoy this amazing performance again.

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11-01-2014 Halloween - War of the Worlds

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Each year Music With Space strives to continue a tradition started by the late Dr. Cosmos on his Friday night program called  Nocturnal Transmissions. The tradition was and is to play, it its entirety, the infamous Mercury Theater production of "War of the Worlds" from 10-13-1938. May will recall the supposed mass panic the original broadcast caused (though many think this fact this is debatable.) Tune in at midnight to hear this and music suitable to your Halloween meditations.

 

 

10-25-2014 Neil Alexander - Live on the air

Jazz pianist, synthesist, and composer, Neil Alexander, began performing and composing in 1974. nail.jpgAlways the type of musician who thrives on variety, Neil continues involvement with all manner of projects including: acoustic & electric jazz groups, contemporary classical performances, composing for Modern Dance & theater (since 1984), and various Tribute groups including “The Machine” (Pink Floyd Tribute, 1996 - 2006), “The Mahavishnu Project” (since 2008) and most recently, “Mr. Gone”, focusing on the music of jazz giants “Weather Report” & Herbie Hancock’s “Headhunters”. For 15 years, from 1996 - 2011, he performed with his contemporary electric/acoustic jazz ensemble, NAIL, releasing their most recent CD “Tugging At The Infinite” in 2007. This marked Neil’s 4th CD as bandleader. In 2013, Neil realized his long-standing dream of recording a solo piano CD, “Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1”, an artistic and critical success.

 

       An additional aspect of Neil’s music is his long-standing relationship with electronic instruments, primarily synthesizers. He acquired his first synth in 1978 and never looked back, making those sounds a part of his extensive musical vocabulary. He frequently performs solo in an all-electronic context, incorporating this into a jazz & classical based improvisational format. In search of better ways to realize music quickly, Neil began using Ableton LIVE software. In 2012, he started the Ableton Hudson Valley Users Group, and teaches workshops at the local Library in Newburgh NY.

 

       Neil realized there is serious interest in this format after attending the 2012 Electro-Music Festival in Huguenot, NY where he crossed paths with dozens of like-minded performers & composers. He returned in 2013 and 2014, performed multiple times at each festival, engaged in various collaborations, and directed a workshop in generative music, illustrating techniques he developed playing for the Modern Dance classes he’s been working in since 1982.

 

       Neil continues to search for new connections in music, combining jazz, classical, fusion, ambient, and electronic styles, into very personal hybrid music. He has 2 more CD’s slated for release - a Live NAIL CD recorded in NYC in 2007, and his first solo, all electronic CD, entitled “Nailgun”. Other current projects include “Le Jazz Electronique”, “Thunderhead Organ Trio”, and “Scene ReSeen” (live electronic music for Silent Films). Visit his website at http://nailmusic.com to see his performance schedule and to learn more about his various projects.

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10-11-2014 Matt Borghi and Michael Teager

Borghi-Teager.jpgMatt Borghi (guitars, effects) and Michael Teager (saxophones, flute) are a recording and live performance duo focusing on improvised ambient (aka "jambient") music. They combine guitars, winds, and electronics to make each performance a unique experience. Performing regularly in the Midwest, their recordings receive airplay in North America, Australia, Europe, and online. Borghi & Teager have been featured on Hearts of SpaceEchoesStar's EndUltima Thule, and more.

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9-20-2014 Strange Souls on the Sunset Strip

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9-13-2014 New Music from Spotted Peccary

Two new CD's showed up in the mail this week from the Spotted Peccary label.

We will feature then on tonights broadcast: Shane Morris & Mystified's CD "Evolution" as well as the new Darshan Ambient CD "Songs From the Deep Field"

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9-6-2014

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8-29-2014 5 Hour Music With Space!

The first two hours of the program are dedicated to Prog Rock. Special guest co-DJ Floyd Bledsoe will present some excellent selections that you might not be aware of.

The normal 12-3am part of the broadcast will feature a live performance by Modularot ESP (solo), later Onewayness will join in for a duo performand and finally Modulator ESP will retire and Onewayness will finish with a solo set.

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7-26-2014

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7-19-2014 - New Music from Steve Roach

This week we will feature the lastest release from Steve Roach on Projekt Records titled "The Delicate Forever." Tune in and float away...

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7-12-2014

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6-28-2014

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6-7-2014: Noordwiijk - Live on Music With Space

Noordwiijk.pngNoordwiijk is a musician and composer based in Montreal. His work explores the intimate meeting point of acoustic and electronic music. Recents projects include collaborations with video artists Myriam Boucher and David Paul Ross.

 

 

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5-31-2014

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5-23 through 5-24 Special 5 hour Music With Space

This weeks Music With Space will being at 10PM on Friday and run though to the normal close of the show at 3am. Tune in for MORE.

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5-17-2014 The Melting Transistor

TheMeltingTransistor.jpgThe Melting Transistors are Juan Garces and Floyd Bledsoe. The Melting Transistor is an Experimental Improvisational, Electronic Space rock and Ambient band from Philadelphia P.A

 

Most of their albums are straight ahead, unedited jams. They use different instruments from one performance to another to make sure that they are always trying new things and to also make sure they are not repeating ourselves.

 

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5-3-2014 PYXL8R - Live in studio

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3-29-2014 Structures from Silence (30th Anniversary)

Thirty years after its release, Structures From Silence remains an iconic America release in the ambient and electronic genres. It's a well-respected soundtracks for contemplation, relaxation, meditation, and focused creativity. The album continues to appear at the top of charts and is mentioned as one of the best releases in the genre; even more importantly, it is a meaningful touchstone for thousands upon thousands of listeners who have lived many years within its nurturing embrace. The album has endured, growing more potent over time, especially in the accelerated pace of today's life. Emotional, powerful, and enriching, it is a living example of the true healing quality that music can hold.

This week we will celebrate this anniversary with selected tracks from this re-release, with special focus on the new music that is in the vein of Structures From Silence on discs 2 and 3 of this set.

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3-22-2014

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3-15-2014 Music Made with Modular Synthesizers

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3-1-2014

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2-22-2014

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2-8-2014 Shannon Hayden - Live on Music WIth Space

Shannon Hayden is a classically trained cellist who has never been content to stay strictly within thecelloruffle.png confines of the traditional course of study. When not performing her own pieces, Shannon focuses on 20th century and contemporary works and has enjoyed working with composers Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Fay Wang, and percussionist/composer Andy Akiho. 

Her own music is a combination of process and looped cello and voice. 

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Oh...any by the way... this broadcast will be Music With Space's official 5th anniversary!

 

2-1-2014 Nearly 5

We are nearly five years old! Next week folks!

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1-27-2013 Special Monday night broadcast

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1-25-2014 Perchance to Dream...

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1-18-2014 Distant Control

Your host controls the airwaves from afar tonight (as he is in the San Jose area at the moment) via a pre-recorded edition of the program. It will consist primarily of recordings of past Music With Space live performances:

1) Markus Reuter and Tim Motzer from October 2nd, 2010

2) PYXL8R from February 4, 2011

3) Wave Word from April 21st, 2012

followed by a piece of music from the artist Ombient, to close the show. The track "Fragments" from the eponymous first release. 

1-11-2014 Music for a cold rainy night

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1-4-2014 Happy New Year - Music for Sub-Zero Wind Chill

Recovering from the recent Winter Storm...with some amazing music.

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For twenty years, Kip Rosser’s solo performances, staged productions, award-winning compositions
and industry recognition have earned him a reputation as one of the most accomplished thereminists
in the country.
 
Rosser typically moves beyond a standard recital format, making for a unique event that combines music
(ranging from classical to jazz to popular) with stories and performance art, continually
pushing the boundaries of what the theremin can play and do. His programs for special events are
tailored specifically to suit occasion and client musical preferences. In an academic setting, the
programs are always age appropriate and the presentation specific to the class subject.
 
Back in 1996, after a twenty-one year hiatus from serious musical study, Rosser crossed paths with
the grandfather of all electronic instruments; he purchased a kit and built his first theremin.
Previously, Kip graduated from Ithaca College with a BFA in Acting/Directing and was then
the sole candidate accepted in the graduate Directing program at Northwestern University. After
receiving the MFA, he moved to New York City where he directed plays, worked as a playwright, as well
as working as a graphic artist and copywriter.