Live at

The Gatherings

9 December 1995

Houston Hall Auditorium
3417 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, PA
Peter Gulch

Peter Gulch

D. Andrew Rath

D. Andrew Rath

Chuck van Zyl

Chuck van Zyl

Photos by Tom Masapollo

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The release The Gatherings 9 December 1995 (76:39) presents the complete live performance by Xisle (the trio Chuck van Zyl, Peter Gulch & D Andrew Rath). Their realizations were made live, in the heat of the moment, before an enthusiastic, informed audience. As these conditions are known for revealing the creative spark, we find both musicians and their listeners experiencing this extraordinary music together in the act of its being made.

Based on live improvisation, Xisle created electronic realizations that flow from theme to theme, within the context of a composed suite of music. Through use of textures and atmospheres as well as harmony, rhythm and melody, the group transports the listener on an internal aural excursion. Always bringing their own influences and innovation to the music process, Xisle produces a sound that is uniquely individual and personal.

Proceeds from the sale of The Gatherings 9 December 1995 by Xisle go to support the efforts of CIMA of PA, the IRS recognized, non-profit, all-volunteer organization which oversees The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia.

Please learn more about albums meant to support The Gatherings Concert Series by accessing: thegatheringsconcertseries.bandcamp.com

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