7-25-2015 The Return of Symmetry

JEM.jpgSymmetry is the name under which Jose Murcia (aka JEM) performs and records his own unique style of electronic music, which incorporates many of the different forms it contains. This will be his second appearance on Music With Space. Tune in to drift in the soundworlds of Symmetry this week.

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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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6-27-2015

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6-20-2015

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6-13-2015

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6-6-2015

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5-30-2015

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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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4-18-2015

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4-04-2015

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3-28-2015

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3-21-2015

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

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3-7-2015

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2-21-2015 

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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)

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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.

10-4-2014

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9-27-2014

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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

PYXL8R-5-17-2014.jpg PYXL8R (Ken Palmer, Kyle Palmer and Anna Palmer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4-26-2014

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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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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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1-25-2014 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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