The ATLAS DEI (66'24") CD by Robert Rich contains excerpts
from the soundtrack to Daniel Colvin's DVD of the same name.
For this project Rich re-imagined several pre-existing pieces to
go along with Colvin's fascinating visual art. Those who saw
Rich perform live in Spring of 2006 at The Gatherings Concert
Series will recall the stunning video presentation he played
along with (which was an early version of this work). While the
DVD contains Colvin's cerebral visuals matched to 90
continuous surround-sound minutes of Rich's music, the CD
presents an interesting range of musical highlights. Avid fans
will enjoy tracing the origins of each composition as Rich
thoughtfully mined his back-catalogue for the most appropriate
pieces, then fashioned them into something new. ATLAS DEI
works well as an audio only experience. Containing music
derived from the darkest regions of the earth, to the brightest
grain of stardust, Rich's work evokes the enigmatic nature of the
universe while emphasizing its harmony with the human spirit.
With his steel guitar, flutes, native percussion, field recordings,
synthesizers and samplers Rich delves into the mysteries of the
cosmos, and our unease at trying to fathom a place in it.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for new music from Robert
Rich and his CD ATLAS DEI
For more on Robert Rich, access: http://www.robertrich.com
For more on ATLAS DEI, access: http://www.atlasdei.com
Robert Rich plays live at the WXPN/Star's End 30th Anniversary
Spacemusic Festival on Saturday 16 June 2007. See below for
STAR'S END 30th Anniversary - Spacemusic Festival
To mark its 30th year, WXPN will present the STAR'S END
Spacemusic Festival. Performers include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy
(in their worldwide concert debut), Jeff Pearce, Orbital Decay and
The Ministry of Inside Things on Saturday 16 June 2007 from
3:00pm to 11:00pm at The Iron Gate Theater, 3700 Chestnut St.
on the Penn campus in West Philadelphia, PA.
Aquire tickets for the WXPN/STAR'S END 30th Anniversary
Spacemusic Festival at: http://www.xpn.org
- click on "Support the
For Festival Details access: http://www.starsend.org
Mahoney + Peck Return to STAR'S END
Based in Tennessee, Mark Mahoney and Michael Peck utilize
analogue, digital and software synthesizers in their electronic
realizations. Their work is formed out of a balance between dark
ambient soundscapes and spare sequencer figures. Mahoney +
Peck return to STAR'S END for a live in-studio on-air radio
concert on the 06.03.07 broadcast.
STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
from 1am-6am (EDST) on:
88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
88.1fm WXPH Harrisburg, PA
90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
104.9fm Allentown, PA
and live on the web...
Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio