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Vic Hennegan




The Gatherings Concert Series

In-Person Event (plus Live Stream)

Saturday 5 November 2022 8:00PM


St. Mary's Hamilton Village
3916 Locust Walk in Philadelphia, PA

CIMA of PA Eventbrite

Electronic Musician Vic Hennegan marks the 30th anniversary of The Gatherings with a concert on Saturday 5 November 2022 set within the remarkable church sanctuary of St Mary's Hamilton Village. (local EM Huron is set to open)


Vic Hennegan

Rhythm is a central figure in the music of Vic Hennegan. His compositions combine influences from the worlds of Prog-Rock, Techno, New Age, Ambient, Space, Electronic and World Music into a most distinctive expression.

His concerts reach into a wordless spiritual realm and re-create for us the world of light and tone in which he dwells. Depicting a space where sound seems to abide as a force, the listener is drawn far from the experience of the everyday. As impressionistic images of the cosmos coalesce into musical forms Hennegan's performances make the mind fire.

Vic Hennegan

Performing with the confidence of the musically well traveled, and mixing his experiences into vivid sonic statements, Vic Hennegan's exuberance is contagious. Electro-ethno percussion pulses alongside a synthetic bass-line running out in an echoing syncopation. Rounded vintage synth tones bend and step boldly through key changes amidst soaring angelic voices. It is here that ethereal tendencies and a bold melody driven vitality converge - and mirror this artist's inner life.

As contemplative as it is celebratory, Vic Hennegan's music crosses many levels and degrees of energy. He renders Electronic Music in a new light - which refracts into many new angles.

Vic Hennegan live at The Gatherings 14 November 2015 (excerpt)

Live at The Gatherings Review: Live at The Gatherings by Vic Hennegan

Vic Hennegan is part of a brotherhood that spans continents and centuries. Influenced by innovative works and acts dating back to the pioneers of Electronic Music, Hennegan's endeavors trace a through line - from the birth of synthesizers and the first music made in a lab, to pulsing sequencer Spacemusic atmospheres, and the fusion of anthemic pop/rock laced global grooves. Hennegan's CD Live at The Gatherings (79'15") was recorded at his 19 October 2013 performance for the Philadelphia based concert series, and uses well this beloved shared space of human spirituality. Live at The Gatherings permits us to re-live a special night of music, one where Hennegan filled every corner of the venue's sanctuary with vivid sound - there reverberating right alongside his glowing spirit. Imaginative melodic flourishes act as the narrator of Hennegan's cosmic chronicles. Creamy synth leads buzz, hum and unfurl in a meandering ribbon of notes as a mechanistic motor of patterns throbs away in the lower reaches. While body swaying sensuous beats magically morph into a staccato arpeggio of echoing electro-blips, breathy harmonies and glittering effects advance and recede through the reverent soundspace. Live at The Gatherings also features some music realized and recorded live on the 10.20.13 broadcast of STAR'S END - these two album closing tracks render perfectly the subtle aesthetic of the venerable radio program. Vic Hennegan is an artist, not someone just making entertainment. His music aims to heighten our sensitivities and common yearnings for a better world. His concerts remind us that the audience must first be primed to experience this live music, but also that this music primes us to better experience the world in which we live... a realm where society's problems seem to be beyond our power to solve. Hennegan's music should be celebrated. It reassures us that the forces of order and reason will eventually prevail, even in the most tumultuous of lands.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   11 December 2014



Johnny Lancia realizes blissed-out ambient works and concerts under the name Huron. His music is filled with heady drones and intriguing rhythms that reflect the natural world - filtered through a variety of modular synthesizers, analog electronics and delay manipulation processes.

Huron live at The Gatherings 19 October 2019 (excerpt)

Burning the Past to Light Our Future Review: Burning the Past to Light Our Future by Huron

Most EM is described by its magnitude. So much work in this field is known only for its volume, density, speed, energy, mass and duration. Music by Huron (Johnny Lancia) admirably distinguishes itself. By also possessing direction, in addition to these more basic attributes, the inner voyage of his Burning the Past to Light Our Future (28'56") is as stimulating as the outer one attended by listeners. The plot of this release works as well as its purpose. Lancia's modular synthesizer, a paradise of hidden synergies, conspires with the composer to suggest a kind of beautiful, untouchable realm. Its electrical currents, spilling out into the air of our three dimensions, charge the four tracks in a dreamy, reflective glow. In a refinement of this instrument's raw material notes resound over the enigmatic rumbling of ever-churning electro structures. This spell of harmonic turbulence winds down into a shimmering flow of arpeggiated melodies - the notes seeming to dance just a few feet above our heads. Keenly calibrated shifts in surface drift by in breaths of sonic mist, then fade away into smoldering circuitry. Burning the Past to Light Our Future exudes zest and heart under unwavering machine precision. Such invention gives hope, as new kinds of beauty are bound to emerge from this process. As thoughts turn midway into sound, Lancia's artistic labor deals with the materiality of sound, within a living moment of music. A radiant magnificence exists both within us and around us, but is so difficult to encounter, and even harder to sustain. These lofty goals move him to search for something still unknown - while waiting for the echo of a better day.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   15 July 2021

The Gatherings Concert Series presents Vic Hennegan plus Huron live in concert on Saturday 5 November 2022 at 8:00PM. (doors open at 7:30PM) in the church sanctuary of St. Mary's Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk (just east of 40th & Locust) on the Penn campus in West Philadelphia. Admission: $20. Advance Tickets are available through Eventbrite. (a limited number of $20 cash admissions will be available at the door/night of show)


(please click the graphic above and purchase advance tickets through Eventbrite)

Additional Material:

  • Access the on-line Press Release; use the "Print" function on your web browser to make a "hard copy"
  • Access the Press Photo
  • Directions to The Gatherings Concert Series
  • Questions? Please Send an Email

CIMA of PA CIMA of PA - The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania

Vic Hennegan plus Huron at The Gatherings Concert Series on 5 November 2022 is funded by CIMA of PA (The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania), the all-volunteer, IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization behind the organization and production of The Gatherings Concert Series. The basic mission of CIMA of PA is to bring innovative music concerts to the public and further the advancement of this form of art.

For more about CIMA of PA, please access the Mission Statement

Vic Hennegan (w/Huron opening) Youtube Live Stream Saturday 5 November 2022
In-Person Concert/Live Stream - Complete Performance

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For more about Vic Hennegan, please access the:
  • Official Website:
  • STAR'S END Profile at:
  • Concert Announcement for Vic Hennegan POSTPONED at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia: 21 March 2021
  • Photos and Reviews of Vic Hennegan live at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia: 14 November 2015
  • Photos and Reviews of Vic Hennegan live at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia: 19 October 2013
  • Photos and Reviews of Vic Hennegan live at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia: 16 April 2011
  • Photos and Reviews of Vic Hennegan live at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia: 18 October 2008

For more about Huron, please access the:

The Gatherings Concert Series is presented by the all-volunteer staff of The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania