Update : March 2019

Bernhard Wostheinrich Bernhard Wöstheinrich - 13 April 2019

Bernhard Wöstheinrich speaks in his own musical voice. Providing a unique perspective in his increasingly frequent collaborations with a range of noted international artists, Wöstheinrich has quietly been playing with and influencing some of our community's most interesting talents. The musical arc of his work often moves from the curiously beautiful to the beautifully curious. Fully formed and thoughtful energetic songs are driven by a firm pulse amidst simultaneously sounding musical lines. With harmonies trailing behind melodies these shimmering works disintegrate into swirling unanchored abstractions of sustained tonal ambiance.

An intriguing listening experience, the music of Bernhard Wöstheinrich benefits from great conceptualization, arranging and musicianship. Together with local Electronic Musician Ombient (Mike Hunter) this duo pulls off their collaborations with startling brilliance.

Exploring murky and illusory aural territory, Worms of the Earth will provide an opening set.

Bernhard Wöstheinrich w/Ombient (plus Worms of the Earth opening) perform at The Gatherings Concert Series on 13 April 2019

Concert Announcement

Skoulaman Skoulaman - 18 May 2019

Skoulaman's excellent music is realized in real time live, and exhibits Hans van Kroonenburg's talent for working in the heat of a fleeting moment. By concentrating on live concerts he perfected his skills in performance techniques and the musical journey. With its arching melodies and well-developed narrative element his concerts provide a pleasurable, low-wattage drift through an electronic sensory consonance. By using a range of vintage and modern analog style synthesizers, Skoulaman accesses immediate command over all layers and aspects of the music - as it is happening. Possessing a freewheeling immediacy this metrical music speaks to us in the voice of an old friend.

Local Electronic Spacemusician Staer will provide an opening set

Skoulaman (plus Staer opening) perform at The Gatherings Concert Series on 18 May 2019

Concert Announcement

The Gatherings Concert Series - 2019 Season Tickets

The Gatherings 2019

The Gatherings 2019 Full-Season 4-Concert Ticket offers preferred admission to all 4 concerts of the year, plus a $15 savings over paying at the door. For secure on-line purchases, please access the Event Tickets webpage at

The 2019 Season Ticket is also available for $45 cash at the door on 13 April 2019.

We urge you to please help make it possible for us to present this extraordinary music by purchasing a Full-Season 4-Concert Ticket for a mere $45.00 (plus $3 online fee).

Thanks for your support and interest! We produce several concerts per year and value them all equally. Please consider our Full-Season 4-Concert Ticket. The performances are sure to be memorable musical experiences!

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The Gatherings 2019 The Gatherings Concert Series - Music with Scale T-Shirt (new)

The Gatherings Concert Series has a new t-shirt (sales of which benefit CIMA of PA). With a design donated by our friend Steven Kemner (of Hotel Neon) t-shirts will be available for sale at all the shows, or you may order one now at a discount along with your Full-Season 4-Concert Ticket. Please take advantage of this offer and be all set for a great year at The Gatherings. Thanks!

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2019 SEASON:

17 Nov: HOTEL NEON/GUITAR PILOTS (free admission)


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Projekt Projekt - Gothic Atmospheres

The 2018 Season at The Gatherings Concert Series is funded in part by Projekt. An independent record label based in Portland, OR, Projekt is dedicated to the music releases of Alio Die, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Jeffrey Koepper, Steve Roach, Erik Wollo and other innovative artists.

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The Gatherings Thank You!

The Gatherings Concert Series and The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of PA have worked very hard to build an international reputation for producing provocative and daring works of artistic excellence. Donations from the community have a direct and important impact on this work.

We keep the price of admission low to encourage new and diverse audiences to experience the wealth of music at The Gatherings. As a non-profit organization, our ticket prices do not cover the entire cost of producing some of the highest quality concert experiences in the country. We rely on contributors to help us continue our tradition of quality programming. Thank You for your kind support!

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The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania

The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania was established on 7 January 2002. "CIMA of PA" is the all-volunteer, non-profit organization responsible for organizing and producing The Gatherings Concert Series. The basic mission of CIMA is to bring innovative music concerts to the public and further the advancement of this artform.

On 18 April 2003, CIMA filed Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) with the Internal Revenue Service. On 9 February 2004, the IRS determined that The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). Donations to CIMA of PA are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return.

The Gatherings CD Compilation

The Gatherings 2On 22 April 2006 CIMA of PA released a 2CD anthology made possible through the generous support of 20 individuals from The Gatherings community. The Gatherings volume 2 features excerpts from pre-year 2000 performances in The Gatherings Concert Series. All of the music included on The Gatherings volume 2 was recorded live in Philadelphia at events produced by the all-volunteer staff of The Gatherings Concert Series. The artists included on this disc are among the most recognized and talented in their field and have donated their music to help further the cause advocated by the series. Please access The Gatherings volume 2 CD webpage for full details.

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The Gatherings CD Compilation

Gatherings Concert Series In the Summer of 2002, Synkronos Music released an anthology CD featuring excerpts from past Gatherings Concert Series concerts. The Gatherings compiles previously unreleased live tracks by: Kevin Bartlett, Bionaut, Jeff Grienke, The Ministry of Inside Things, Ben Neill, Robert Rich and Steve Roach. The Gatherings anthology disc is available for a modest donation to CIMA of PA at the next and future Gatherings concerts. Please access The Gatherings CD webpage for full details.

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