UPCOMING SHOWS:

December 12th 2014 - Jesse Sparhawk, George Wallace and Chuck Van Zyl

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sparhawk.jpgJesse Sparhawk - Jesse Sparhawk is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser whose instruments include harp, guitar, and electric bass. He studied harp with principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Myor Rosen and Eastman School of Music’s Kathleen Bride between the ages of 10 and 17 and performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall at the age of 15. He has over 40 independent recording credits to his name performing various instruments. He has toured the US and Europe as a solo artist, and with several singer-songwriters and bands including Fern Knight, The Valerie Project, Timesbold, Marissa Nadler, and Greg Weeks (of the Philadelphia-based band Espers). Sparhawk has performed at other notable venues including The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, and The Royal Festival Hall in London. He can also be heard performing on the original soundtracks for the independent feature films "Tarnation" (2003), "The King" (2005), and "Home Front" (2006). In 2009, New York-based singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm invited Sparhawk to play harp on her 2012 self-released album "Soul Retrieval" in an ensemble including Tony Visconti (producer / arranger of T. Rex / David Bowie). In late 2010 Jawbone Press released the book Seasons They Change by Jeanette Leech which featured sections about Fern Knight, The Valerie Project, and other artists with whom he has collaborated.  Sparhawk's instrumental guitar composition, titled "Light Cycle / Tetrahedra," was released in 2006 on Tompkins Square Records Imaginational Anthem Volume II compilation. 2011 saw the release of 'or Kestrel', his debut solo instrumental guitar LP and 'Raptor Attention,' a four-song EP.  Sparhawk toured Europe with Philadelphia-based guitarist Eric Carbonara to support the release of 'or Kestrel' and the Spring 2011 vhf records release of their duo album, 'Sixty Strings', just before embarking on the BalletX / Wilma Theater performance of Proliferation of the Imagination, an inter-disciplinary production combining ballet, dialogue and live music, as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in April 2011. He performed both with Carbonara and the Duane Pitre Sextet at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC in September 2011. In January 2012 Sparhawk performed with Brooklyn-based This Ambitious Orchestra and Lady Circus at the grand opening of the Beauty Ballroom in Austin, TX, where the orchestra accompanied Daniel Johnston. Sparhawk played harp on Duane Pitre's Important Records release "Feel Free," which made Wire Magazine's Top 50 releases of 2012. Since 2010, Jesse has performed "Feel Free" in Brooklyn, San Francisco, and London. Jesse finished a collaborative EP with Barcelona singer-songwriter Alberto Montero, and spent 2012 making guest appearances on several local Philadelphia artists upcoming releases. Carbonara and Sparhawk released the follow up to "Sixty Strings," titled "Tributes & Diatribes," in March 2014. Sparhawk released his first recording of solo harp improvisation titled, "Peace Peace Peace," on Psychic Troubles Tapes in the Fall of 2014.

 

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George Wallace - In 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 spacemusic.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, rainsticks, 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.‘…go as deep as you can go…’ 

Chuck Van Zyl - Best known as host of STAR'S END (WXPN's renowned radio programchuckvanzyl2012.jpg ofspacemusic 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 of1994 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 concertsin 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 andin 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. For his 2014 concert at Event Horizon Chuck van Zyl will be joined by synthesist Mike Hunter. 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 forthcoming solo CD by Chuck van Zyl. A follow-up to"MemorySpace" (2010) and "Cenotaph" (2012), "Rituals" (2014) isscheduled to be released by Synkronos Music on 15 November 2014 to coincide with his performance at The Gatherings Concert Series.

 


 

PAST EVENTS:

November 8th 2014 - Richard Marcus, The Great Quentini & Tim Motzer

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RichardMarcus.JPGRichard Marcus - Richard Marcus has been designing electronic music for personal expression, movement theater and film for many years both locally and abroad. His current structured improvised work is formed using pressure sensitive rubber pads, sampled bowls, gongs, bells, textured synthesizers and melodic percussion, influenced by the expressive nature of Eastern and Asian cultures. Also there is another side, "The Balance". Working with the "Haken Continuum" a three dimensional midi controller, a new fresh approach to synthesis has opened new worlds and ways to get very deep into the dark side of sound and expression.

 

The Great Quentini - Quentin Davis is The Great Quentini. He is a sculptor and a performance artist who makes his costumes and musical sculptures out of found materials. He has shows in which he wears costumes, plays these musical sculptures, and tells humorous stories; acting out the parts that defy words. These stories are often from his life experience.   


 

 

Tim-P1050908v1.jpgTim Motzer - After 14 years of international touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums  of credits—this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques ala Cage. He has worked with David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, KIng Britt, Markus Reuter, Anthony Tidd, Ari Hoenig, and Theo Travis to name a few. He releases his music on his 1k Recordings imprint and webcasts sessions from his studio at 1ksessions.com. He also continues to score for the world of modern dance and film.(Live projections by Dejha Ti and Erik Silverson)

October 24th - Jeff Cary, Hollowed Bells & Michael Rabito

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Jeff Carey makes hardcore digital noise music with a joystick a gamer keypad and an array of strobe lights. Computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and visceral. No overdubs and no backing vocals.

"He's acting on raw instinct here - he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognisable notes or melody." -- Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector on "Impulse"

Carey studied Audio Technology at American University (1994) and computer music at the Institute for Sonology (2002). He as been honored with awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for non-classical music composition and the National Endowment for the Arts via DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities. His acousmatic and electro-acoustic works with the N-Collective have been featured in festivals in the US, Europe, and Scandinavia. He has released a number of CDs and records as 87 central (Staalplaat, JDK Productions, Universal), Office-R(6) (Lampse, +3DB), SKIF++ (Fridgesounds, LINE/12k), under his own name (CWnil, Banned Production, IO Sound) and with MoHa! (Jeff Carey's MoHa! 7" on Rune Gramophone).

Hallowed Bells - Philadelphia-based duo Hallowed Bells is the project of two experienced musicianshb-small.jpgfully immersing themselves in the world of electronic music for the first time.B When Alison Stout and Darian Scatton began collaborating in 2013, creating detailed compositions suffused with rich dissonances and metrical turns inspired by Modernist music, they found themselves increasingly enchanted by the infinite orchestrational possibilities of electronic sound. They became determined to understand both the synthesis of sounds and the creation of synth circuits and dove headfirst into synthesizing sounds and building synthesizers fro  scratch.B Now, they play their richly layered music using an all-hardware setup dominated by analog synths and organs.B Their sound is reminiscent of the synth orchestrators of the 1970s, interspersed with organic beats, improvised noise and fathomless dark ambient textures.

 

Michael_Rabito.jpgMichael Rabito is a musician that has been discovering his propensity for the fusion of opposites for many years now. He started taking the electric guitar seriously when he was eleven and was playing out professionally by the time he left for college with his band in Vermont. After a move to Boston the bringing together of the free flow of improvisation and the rigidity of structure increased as he played with a group of Berklee College of Music musicians for about five years. During this time his interest in loops, synthesizers and keyboards began to grow and helped to fuse space, harmony, action and dissonance. This has all culminated with his latest project back in the Princeton area called Manifested; A progressive fusion of funk, rock, dance and ambient music that has brought the group to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and many points between and beyond. They can be heardB hereB with more information at their facebook page. Michael also performs interactive ambient space music thatB can be heard on the AutonomicDrone soundcloud page.


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Shannon Hayden is a classically trained cellist who has never been content to stay strictly within the 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. 

 

 

Noordwiijk - Electronic musician hailing from Montreal, Québec, Canada


 

 

 

 

 

The Tangent Project - The world class electronic music duo hailing from the Philadephia area, consisting of Jeff Colter (keyboards/electronics) and Harrison McKay (Guitar) make a return appearance at Even Horizon.

 

 

 


 

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May 9th - Woz, Audio Mace and PYXL8R

woz.pngWoz - Paul Woznicki, arrives for his semi self-titled album, WOZ. Woznicki is a film and TV scorer, working on movies such as Fiend in 1980. One year later, 1981, Woznicki released his WOZ LP, a record now some thirty years old and ready to resurface. “Straight Ahead” comes from the world of electronic soundtracks, melodies countering one another in an atmospheric piece. The album has a whimsical quality, harmonies delicately being strung out against a fantastical and sci-fi drenched backdrop. “Tongue Depressor” contains echoes of minimal synth, the movie scorer coiling a spool of sound. “2nd Attempt” has a similar feel to some of Legowelt’s more soundtrack based material. There is a sinister and unsettling aspect to Woznicki’s sound, an insular and claustrophobic element reflected in the haunting melodies and spiraling synths. “Wozzie’s Waltz” is a work of dramatic distortion, chords compressed into a whirling piece before “Zerkon” lifts the listener to loftier levels. “Flashbacks” sees the curtain fall, oscillators cascading over a taciturn tom-tom.
W.T.’s back catalogue contains myriad styles; this latest pair of EP’s see that same eccentricity explored. Nao Katafuchi are already turning heads, Yumogeto being a 2012 favourite of Xeno & Oaklander’s Liz Wendeblo, with their sleek brand of synth wave. Woznicki comes from a more obscure place, a trailblazing sound of rebounded reverbs and polyphonic perplexities. Undoubtedly even more interesting music will come from the New York imprint in this New Year.

 

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Audio Mace is Chris Wikman and Al Baldwin from Maryland.Audio Mace is the second  project for this duo who previously released “Kadath – The Dream Quest” as XCross, to reviewers acclaim. .  Audio Mace was formed to provide a vehicle for exploring the power of sound through “sound-based music the art form in which the sound and not the musical note is the basic unit.” (Landy, L. (2007) Understanding the Art of Sound Organization. MIT  Press.)  Born out of recognition of the power and force of sound in our lives, Audio Mace combines electronic instrumentation with exotic instruments (including several unique and “home-made” ones), sound textures, rhythmic elements, and percussion as it seeks to explore new themes and sonic textures.  These elements merge to create unique and evocative, often extended, musical journeys.  Each piece is crafted to express a specific musical idea/storyline and incorporates  a variety of musical styles as the concept and artist intent dictate  Drawing from dark ambient, program music, industrial, and space rock, among others, the music creates a powerful and mystical atmosphere, evoking other worlds and dreamscapes for the listener. To hear examples of their work, visit their soundcloud page. For CDs visit there CD sales site.

PYXL8R - Ken Palmer uses the name PYXL8R for his solo musical projects when not performing with his instrumental prog band, Brainstatik. Each song begins life as a spontaneous burst of synthesizer-based long-form improvisation around an thematic motif, which is slowly morphed and massaged into a full piece. Ken will once again be accompanied on stage by his son Kyle on synthesizers and iPad, and the PYXL8R duo will debut some new pieces during this performance.  Atmospheric, otherworldly, and always dense with unusual sonic textures, all PYXL8R compositions are performed live with no backing tracks. A collection of more than 50 PYXL8R songs can be listened to and downloaded for free at his soundcloud page.

April 11th - Northern Valentine, Big Plastic Finger and Kohoutek

NorthernValentine.jpgNorthern Valentine Northern Valentine is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based ambient/drone

Coaxing sounds from electric and acoustic sources, they weave meditative drones and soundscapes with "barely there" post-rock instrumentation to create a tapestry that Phil McMullen (Terrascope Online) refers to as "minimalist ambiance at its best. Heartfelt, soulful and affecting, like gazing into a scrapbook of memories". collective anchored by husband and wife, Robert and Amy Brown.Their music is largely improvisational and is often set to original films that the collective has created.

Big Plastic Finger - The tumultuous noise of molecules recombining into alarming streaks of shooting stars, the massive force of an ocean gone wild usurping the tension of abandonment and opulence coexisting, reach audible proportions in the music of Big Plastic Finger. Those who come from the perspectives of psychedelia, noise, improvisation, hard core, experimental, and rock will all sense something slightly familiar - but will find themselves in BIG PLASTIC FINGER’s adventurous realms, meant only for the bold.Shape shifters of space, BIG PLASTIC FINGER multiply and manipulate energy, transmuting sound into a physical force. Playing together for over 4 years, the core principles are: Bonnie Kane - sax, flute, electronics; Scott Prato - electric guitar, electronics, vocals; and Mark McClemens - drums.

 Kohoutek - Improvised Psych with Noise Tendancies and Abstraction 

 

 

 

 

 

December 14th - Beck-Fields, Tom Carter and Delicate Monster


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Delicate Monster Both Art Cohen (guitar) and Steve Bowman (synths) love to arg ue about what makes g ood music-with each other and with anybody else who feels as passionat ely as the y do.  Through Delicate Monster, they make their arguments
in sound. When Art and Steve disagree with each other, it's a consequence of their divergent musical backgrounds.  Art is rooted in psychedelic guitar,Berlin-school spacemusic, and American folk.  He's been a fixture on the Philly music scene for 25 years-you may know him as half of the duo The Ministry of Inside Things (with Chuck van Zyl).  Steve has a musty degree in Music from Harvard, where he first encountered the Buchla.  He draws his influence from classical music and radical composers like Ives, Stockhausen, Subotnick, Monteverdi, Bach, and Ligeti.  (Their musical tastes do overlap with the Grateful Dead and Captain Beefheart).  Art pushes Steve to let the music be clear and simple and to groove on the repetition.  Steve pushes Art to surrender to his weird side and luxuriate in the complexity of counterpoint and the thrill of abject dissonance.  Playing together off and on for 20 years, Art and Steve have managed to merge their stylistic differences into a novel musical language that is Delicate Monster.


Beck-fields.jpgBeck-Fields - Composer Jeremy D. Beck brings his ethereal aesthetics through guitar, piano, and
voice to the electronic genius of William Fields, a veteran in atmospheric and dance works alike. Together they recognize no boundaries of style or genre. The duo is always expanding upon architectures and projections of sound, afforded by their near limitless collection of instruments and knobs. The result is a vast spread of original and unique scenery through the chance realm of improvisation.



tom_carter_web.jpgTom Carter - Tom Carter's electric guitar work weaves spare strands of melody into towering long-form drones, sculpting a rich landscape from both high-volume grit and charged silence. Although best known for his work with iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, Carter has recently focused on his eponymous duo with No Neck Blues Band co-founder Pat Murano; Sarin Smoke, his duo with Pete Swanson; and his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components - including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia.



November 9th - Ombient (with Special guest Chuck Van Zyl), Mke Rabito, The Time Merchant


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chucmbient27oct2013e-square-bw.jpgOmbient is the moniker under which Mike Hunter performs his ambient/drone/experimental music. 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.  Mike is also the host of the radio show Music With Space on WPRB 103.3 FM out of Princeton, NJ  Performing with Ombient for this show is Chuck van Zyl. Chuck is 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 amazing and unique style of electronic music since 1983.


Michael Rabito is a musician that has been discovering his propensity for the fusion of opposites
for many years now. He started taking the electric guitar seriously when he was eleven and was playing out professionally by the time he left for college with his band in Vermont.  After a move to Boston the bringing together of the free flow of improvisation and the rigidity of structure increased as he played with a group of Berklee College of Music musicians for about five years. During this time his interest in loops, synthesizers and keyboards began to grow and helped to fuse space, harmony, action and dissonance. This has all culminated with his latest project back in the Princeton area called Manifested; A progressive fusion of funk, rock, dance and ambient music that has brought the group to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and many points between within their first year. They can be heard here with more information at their facebook page. Michael also performs interactive ambient space music with local visual artist Ted Klett. They will be preforming at Art All Night on June 15th -16th and can be heard at on the AutonomicDrone soundcloud page.


TiMerLogo.jpgThe Time Merchant - With over 50 albums, the ever prolific Time Merchant is on a constant quest to explore sound. The first album appeared in 1994. Little else is known as The Time Merchant tends to keep out of the public eye, preferring instead to hide away in the recording studio (the wave chamber), working methodically to create the next sound world. Works have explored several genres, including: experimental, dark ambient, atmospheric. pure electronic, and various combinations.



September 27th - Ian Fraser, Mark Baechtle (Binc Sonic) & Richard Markus, Loud and Sad

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IMF.pngIan M. Fraser is a computer musician working in free improvisation and algorithmic based composition. His primary focus is generative structures, pseudo-artificial intelligence, stochastic processes and networking systems for audio/visual output. With Reed Evan Rosenberg, he works with the continual development of Keroaän, a musical Artificial Intelligence designed to perform without any human intervention what-so-ever. In live performance they combine live generative works with real-time visualizations utilizing high intensity strobe lights and lasers. Other recent collaborations include an on going improvised duo with Jesse Kudler, and an audio visual collaboration with AP Vague. Ian is the co-director of the Philadelphia Sound Forum. 

Mark Baechtle and Richard Marcus are two seasoned avant garde musicians who have beenRSM-Studio.JPGfamiliar faces in the electronic music scene. Both have worked extensively in designing sound and live compositions for theater companies, video production teams and modern dance choreographers. These artists have performed live at museums, galleries and festivals locally and abroad in solo and in collaborative projects. Using the newest technology and keeping true to their analog roots, this electronic improvisational duo has a vibrant spirited approach to the sound they create, exploring the new and redefining the old. The past couple of years in the studio have opened up some new ideas for these two artists in collaboration. They have moved the boundaries of improv/electronic/ambient to a new level of sonic textures and rhythms evoking sound collages in the mind’s eye. This project started out as an experiment and has now come to the “horizon” and hopefully will flourish to be witnessed in the mind’s eye of the audience. If you hear you will see.


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 is the long running collaboration of Joe HoupertNathan McLaughlin, currently based out of Philadelphia, PA and Hudson, NY. Both individually in their solo work and together in this duo, Houpert and McLaughlin explore the vocabulary of the reel to reel tape machine as a partner in accompaniment. They have built up this tape machine vocabulary through various phases of their work, utilizing a variety of instrument sources and trying to ground those in social concepts and ideas. The current focus is adding folk instrumentation to that vocabulary, with renewed emphasis being put into the energy of live performance. They have a number of releases that chronicle their various incarnations on labels such as cae-sur-a, FET Press, Digitalis, Greenup Industries and an upcoming release on Tranquility Tapes. You can also hear their work as part of the trio Tilth, with Cody Yantis.



June 14th - Mikronesia, Jesse Kudler & Park-Kane moonphoto-300x247.jpgMichael McDermott (Mikronesia) is a Philadelphia based composer, musician and producer. His musical tentacles extend into eight sound disciplines: ambient/soundscape recordings and performance, music for dance, music for films, interactive and static sound/media installations, playing keyboards in musical ensembles, composing music for electro-acoustic ensembles, producing other musicians in the studio and the creation of musical/sound design software. Since the early 2000s Michael has been an active member of the Philaelphia electronic music scene. He has hosted a recurring open forum improvisational electronic music event (now called SHARE Philly) at various venues for the past 10 years. He has played keyboards in live electronic music based bands such as Gemini Wolf and Robots in Disguise. Michael is a co-founder of the Philadelphia based label and music collective, earSnake. He also performs, writes and produces in the electronic music ensemble Gemini Wolf with Megan Cauley. Since its inception in 2005,Gemini Wolf has performed throughout the US and Europe and released five albums on earSnake. As a solo performer, Michael performs under the moniker Mikronesia on piano and electronics. He has performed in major cities around the world including New York, Toronto, Berlin, Paris and London. Michael has scored music and sound design for dozens of choreographers over the years. He has created original music scores for movement-based artists such as Perpetual Mvmt<>Snd, Here Begin Dance, Ring Dance Theater, Jaamil Kosoko and Nora Gibson Performance Group.

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Jesse Kudler- Born 1979, improvises on guitar, electronics, radios, and tapes and makes solo performance pieces and the occasional sound installation.  Kudler lives in Philadelphia.  Current and "recent" projects include: live music with film; sound installation; a duo with Chandan Narayan; a duo with Ian Fraser; HZL, an environmental electronics duo with Tim Albro; duos with Chris Cogburn and Christian Weber; Benito Cereno (with Dustin Hurt, Chandan Narayan, Tim Albro, and Ian Fraser); Tweeter, a treble-intensive noise trio with Alex Nagle and Eli Litwin; and various ad hoc groupings.  Kudler is the co-founder and co-Director (with Ian Fraser) of the Philadelphia Sound Forum. He performed as part of the 2012-13 Cage: Beyond Silence festival, 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival, 2010 No Idea Festival, 2008 Dartmouth Festival of New Musics, and the 2007 Phoneme Festival. NB: "Kudler" rhymes with “muddler.”  Many friends refer to him as "the Kud." 

May 24th - Tim Motzer, Melting Transistor, Kohoutek

Tim-P1050908v1.jpgTim Motzer - After 14 years of international touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums  of credits—this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques ala Cage. He has worked with David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, KIng Britt, Markus Reuter, Anthony Tidd, Ari Hoenig, and Theo Travis to name a few. He releases his music on his 1k Recordings imprint and webcasts sessions from his studio at 1ksessions.com. He also continues to score for the world of modern dance and film.(Live projections by Dejha Ti and Erik Silverson)


Melting Transistor -  Juan Garces - synths, effects, mixing, percussion
Gethin Lewis - guitar and Floyd Bledsoe - synths, effects, complaining




 

 

 

 

 

 

Kohoutek - Improvised Psych with Noise Tendancies and Abstraction



April 26th 2013 -   The Great Quentini, Genetique At 8pm, at The Rotunda, Event Horizon will host performance artist The Great Quentini and the solo electronic musician Genetique. The concert is open to the public, free of charge and will begin at 8:00pm.
The Great Quentini Quentin Davis is The Great Quentini. He is a sculptor and a performance artist who makes his costumes and musical sculptures out of found materials. He has shows in which he wears costumes, plays these musical sculptures, and tells humorous stories; acting out the parts that defy words. These stories are often from his life experience.   

 

 

2012-12-02_20.24.46.jpgGenetique - Aaron Todd is from the Philadelphia area and has been composing electronic music for five years under the name Genetique. Recently, he has performed at Electro-Music 2011 & 2012. A major part of Aaron's music is live manipulation and deformation of rhythmic elements. Many of his themes evoke the feeling of travel by the use of textures that slowly evolve throughout the song. Aaron utilizes both hardware and software instruments, and tends to write music in a minor key that does not conform to a particular genre. His influences include Aphex Twin, Autechre, Tipper, and Cex.

 

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Mar8ram (pronounced Mar-bram) - An electroacoustic duo featuring Bill Marconi on various percussion and Wyman Brantley on computer electronics & electric guitar. Working in the elecroacoustic free improvisation lineage, mar8ram creates a music with space, echoing the classic lineage of this music while leaving room for new innovations to take root. Their most recent CD is entitled Antemeridian.  

 

 

 

December 7th 2012 -  Chuck Van Zyl & Terry Furber, William Fields

97cherry02.jpgChuck Van Zyl and Terry Furber -  Creating layers of space out of pumping sequencer patterns, strident lead lines and harmonies warm and golden Chuck van Zyl & Terry Furber explore the inner darkness of electronic music, yet out on the verg of ethereality their music gleams like new. Existing on a plane outside the oppressive rush of modernity this music quotes the classics of Spacemusic without mimicking them. Their musical sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a new frontier of sound.  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. During the mid-90's Centaur Discs of Scotland released "Celestial Mechanics" (1993) and "The Relic" (1995). These albums compiled many of van Zyl's early cassette releases onto compact discs. It was during this same time period that Synkronos Music released "Regeneration Mode" (1994), the famous collaboration between Chuck van Zyl and The Nightcrawlers member 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 Moment" (2003), "Contact Point" (2006) and "Ambient Elsewhere" (2008).   "Cenotaph" is the forthcoming solo CD by Chuck van Zyl. The follow-up to "MemorySpace" (2010), "Cenotaph" is scheduled to be released by Synkronos Music on 17 November 2012 to coincide with his collaborative performance with Terry Furber at The Gatherings Concert Series. Listening to the music of Terry Furber one would believe that digital synthesizers had never been invented. Furber demonstrates a masterful grasp of the vintage gear around which the spacemusic genre gravitates and explores the past in a new way. His music is discovered in the act of its making - with Furber perceiving the music as it is being realized. Terry Furber's collaborative effort with guitarist Scott Watkins is the well-known duo Orbital Decay97cherry01.jpg. They have created several self-released CDs of music produced out of their lengthy jam sessions, as well as the acclaimed studio album "Solar Maxima" (2006).4 Orbital Decay has performed live at E-Music, Soundscapes, Gate to Moonbase Alpha, The Whitaker Center, The STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Concerts and The Gatherings Concert Series as well as on several significant broadcasts of STAR'S END Ambient Radio. Currently Terry Furber is exploring his own solo studio electronic music - as well as the possibilities of the live performance space with collaborator Chuck van Zyl on Saturday 7 December 2012 as part of the Event Horizon series. Both efforts will feature the many classic synthesizers Furber has acquired and restored over the years, including the classic full sound of his 1969 Moog 1P modular system.


William Fields -  William Fields has been creating electronic music for almost 20 years – from textural ambience to hard-driving dance tracks, and everything in-between. He recognizes no boundaries of genre or style, always exploring the vast potential afforded by making music with computers. He is also a student of sound and acoustics, working to present the music in its best possible light. William has released music on various record labels around the world such as: AudiobulbGears of SandearSnake,Hippocamptbtmo, and Kikapu. He has performed and DJ'd throughout the northeastern USA and Canada at events of various scales: from bars and small clubs to festivals with thousands of people. His composition Indra was featured – and choreographed for modern dance – at the 2006 International Computer Music Conference. William is based in Wilmington, DE, just outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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