Small spaces may be filled easily with vivid color. Free System Projekt knows that vast expanses must be filled by the imagination of the beholder. Their live recording PROCYON (61'33") begins with the smallest of writhing sounds which manages to conjure up a limitless cosmos. Entry of a melodic Mellotron flute solo provides a sense of wandering - and as a phase-shifted synth pad duets with Mellotron strings the music takes instant and utter possession of the listener. Out of the building and modulating chords rises a rather commanding sequencer pattern. Cascading tones bounce through a flow of minor key echoing cycles. With the live audience trapped inside the tempo of the piece the musical arc extends across the space just created. This music is about both an appreciation of sound as well as the relationships between the sounds. The works of Free System Projekt are something less than musical yet much more than pure free-form experimentation. By bringing together the idea of reiteration drawn from minimalism, concepts of sonic exploration from the avant-garde and the tone poem form of symphonic music they realize an engaging Spacemusic as well as the arousal of a special emotional resonance within the listener.
Please tune into STAR'S END this weekend for music from Dutch Electronic Musicians Free System Projekt and their download album PROCYON
For more on Free System Projekt, please access: www.freesystemprojekt.nl
For more on PROCYON, please access: www.musiczeit.com
STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD
To mark 30 years of continuous broadcast of STAR'S END, WXPN has released the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD. This double CD contains over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio concerts by some of our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are previously unreleased live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.
The STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD is available for a $60 donation to WXPN, which includes membership and all of its benefits (current WXPN members can receive the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD for a $25 donation). Call 1-800-565-WXPN for details.
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