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STAR'S END Update 04.28.13

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  • c_vanzyl
    CONVOCATION (63 18 ) is Matt Borghi & Michael Teager s musical experiment in somnolence. With Borghi on guitar and Teager on saxophone this album presents five
    Message 1 of 44 , Apr 25, 2013
      CONVOCATION (63'18") is Matt Borghi & Michael Teager's musical
      experiment in somnolence. With Borghi on guitar and Teager on
      saxophone this album presents five gorgeous and languid soundworlds
      within which to drift. In a league with releases such as "Landscape in
      Obscurity" by Vidna Obmana and "Threads" by Travis & Fripp, listeners
      will also be reminded of David Bowie's reed playing on the track
      "Neukoln" from the Ambient portion of "Heroes" - where perhaps the sax
      made its Spacemusic debut. While these noted titles include a
      diversity of compositions CONVOCATION does not. This work is more like
      a series of improvisations. Time feels slowed down by the production
      of the seemingly extended sonic meditations - which have wondrously
      arisen out of the interaction between the players, the tones their
      instruments emanate and a fragile ceremonial atmosphere. Each
      realization consists of guitar drones or loops establishing a
      foundation above which the saxophone soulfully plays - all enshrouded
      in a cavernous reverberation. Yet these minimal elements yield music
      with the ability to evoke complex moods within its audience. It may be
      that CONVOCATION has secret depths - which extend as far as the
      listener is willing to explore.

      Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from CONVOCATION
      the CD by Matt Borghi & Michael Teager.

      For more on CONVOCATION, please access: http://www.slobormedia.org

      For more on Matt Borghi, please access: http://www.mattborghi.com

      For more on Michael Teager, please access: http://www.michaelteager.com

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      Chuck van Zyl
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    • c_vanzyl
      Noise is a social disagreement. Is it meaningless din? or a dazzling mosaic of unique timbres? Noise is everywhere, and it is trying to tell us something. The
      Message 44 of 44 , Nov 14, 2013
        Noise is a social disagreement. Is it meaningless din? or a dazzling
        mosaic of unique timbres? Noise is everywhere, and it is trying to
        tell us something. The Philadelphia-based Michael McDeromtt performs
        and records under the name Mikronesia, and his CD TORN IVORY (53'31")
        utilizes a number of concepts whose characteristics may be thought to
        resemble those of noise. At its most basic TORN IVORY is an album of
        Ambient piano works - although the seven tracks, once deciphered do
        not stay that way. Recorded with a blatantly lo-fi aesthetic
        McDermott's piano playing will never seem as glossy and spacious as
        his contemporaries - as his is a different kind of expressivity. The
        compositions on TORN IVORY are not filled with the typical deep
        resonant tones and cavernous reverberation, but with a more unusual
        fare of static, hiss, crackling, environmental sounds, archaic drones
        and modulations, a range of distortions and other sounds - which some
        listeners may identify as noise. The result is an interesting kind of
        lovely - made more beautiful because of all the gritiness surrounding
        it. The space between the notes teems with digital clamor, within
        which the listener helps to turn off the neural seesaw between reality
        and dreams - where we can hear the clear signal within the noise.

        Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Mikronesia
        and the CD TORN IVORY

        For more on Mikronesia access www.mikronesia.com

        For more on TORN IVORY please access: www.earsnake.com

        Video with audio excerpts of TORN IVORY: http://vimeo.com/71740428

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        Saul Stokes - Live on the 11.17.13 Broadcast

        Saul Stokes is recognized as one of the leading voices in modern
        Electronic Music. Described as "fresh and inventive", Stokes brings
        together elements of Space, Ambient, Industrial and Intelligent-Techno
        and forges a sound uniquely his own. The immediacy of the live setting
        brings out Stokes' talent for creating floating spacemusic. Using
        unique, self-designed and constructed electronic instruments, he
        effortlessly conjures up completely improvised electronic soundscapes.

        Saul Stokes returns to Philadelphia and The Gatherings Concert Series
        for the annual free admission event on Saturday 16 November 2013.

        For more about Saul Stokes at The Gatherings Concert Series please
        access: http://www.thegatherings.org

        Following this show Saul Stokes will present a live-to-air radio
        concert on the 11.17.13 broadcast of STAR'S END. Please tune in for
        details.

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        STAR'S END broadcasts every Saturday night/Sunday morning
        from 1AM-6AM (EST) on:

        88.5fm WXPN Philadelphia, PA
        88.7fm WXPH Middletown, York and Lancaster, PA
        90.5fm Worton/Baltimore, MD
        99.7fm Harrisburg, PA
        104.9fm Lehigh Valley, PA
        W285DH Whitehall, PA

        and live on the web at http://xpn.org

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        Chuck van Zyl
        Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio
        http://www.starsend.org
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