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Guitar Pilots plus Andrew Chalfen - 22 April 2017

Guitar PilotsGuitar Pilots is the Spacemusic duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Scott Watkins. Their music features lengthy structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space, all the while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Cohen's sequencer-like echoing guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion, while Watkins' breathing chords and sub-octave rumblings build a foundation for both musicians to rise in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seamlessly with plucks, twangs and blasts of an interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar.

Guitar Pilots, plus noted soundscape guitarist Andrew Chalfen, perform at The Gatherings Concert Series on 22 April 2017. This show offers no admission charge, donations gratefully accepted!

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Ombient plus Geoffrey Waterman - 20 May 2017

OmbientMike Hunter is possessed by a unique atmospheric sensitivity. Making music as Ombient he explores the sonic territory of Spacemusic's 1970s Berlin-School. Utilizing a number of classic electronic instruments, among them a substantial four cabinet "Synthesizers Dot Com" modular system, he further explores the textures and moods of immortal albums such as "Departure From the Northern Wasteland" and "Ricochet". In the qualities of simplicity, directness and raw energy, he has discovered a machine-age outlet for the imagination - the most powerful force for human freedom.

Ombient, plus noted Electronic Musician Geoffrey Waterman, perform at The Gatherings Concert Series on 20 May 2017. This show offers no admission charge, donations gratefully accepted!

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Robert Rich Sleep Concert - 4 June 2017

Robert RichRobert Rich finds expression in his works by fusing nature, technology, art and craft into a sonic replica of our earthly macrocosm. His music is concise, exhilarating and charged by a keen sense of drama. Moving through his many albums we find multi-layered realizations enlivened by misty flute solos, floating glissando guitar, and ethereal synth pads. Less active areas within the meshes of musical fabric are like an oasis nestled inside his ambitious design.

Conjuring soundscapes derived from the darkest regions of the earth, to the brightest grain of stardust, Rich's performances evoke the enigmatic nature of the universe while emphasizing its harmony with the human spirit. With his steel guitar, flutes, field recordings, synthesizers and samplers Robert Rich delves into the mysteries of the cosmos, and our place in it.

Robert Rich returns to Philadelphia and The Gatherings Concert Series for an eight hour sleep concert performance, from Midnight to 8AM, on Sunday 4 June 2016, within The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Space is limited to 100 quietly prone attendees with proper sleeping apparatus.

This concert will also be broadcast live on WXPN/STAR'S END Ambient Radio, in commemoration of 40 years of its broadcast.

Sincere Thanks to IsoTank, Projekt Records, Robert Rich, WXPN, The Rotunda and to all of our supporters.

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The Gatherings Concert Series 25th Anniversary 1992 - 2017

The Gatherings 2017 The first event in The Gatherings Concert Series was sponsored by public radio station WXPN as a listener get-together for the program STAR'S END. "The Gathering" was held rather unceremoniously in the Kade Center of Wayne Hall in West Philadelphia on 9 May 1992, and, along with free pop and snacks, featured a live conert with local synth trio Xisle.

In 2017 The Gatherings Conert Series will mark the 25th anniversay of its first event with several special concerts. Please check back for news and updates on our silver season! Thanks for all your support!


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Projekt Projekt - Gothic Atmospheres

The 2017 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 Steve Roach, Alio Die, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Erik Wollo and other innovative artists.

For more about Projekt, please access: www.projekt.com


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!

For details on underwriting opportunities with The Gatherings Concert Series, please send an email


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.


The Gatherings at Yahoo! Groups

Yahoo! Groups logo Have updates emailed to you periodically in the form of a newsletter by joining The Gatherings Concert Series Group at Yahoo! Groups. Whether it's news about concert series developments, reviews of events or updates on related artists, receiving the newsletter is a convenient way to keep informed of the events presented by The Gatherings Concert Series.

Click on the provided link and follow the easy instructions for signing up. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive notices about upcoming events in the series. This is not a discussion group, email addresses will not be made public. There is no fee for this service and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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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.


The Gatherings website is still under development. If the information you are seeking is not available here (i.e. images, reviews, scrapbook and/or announcements of past concerts), please access The Gatherings area of the STAR'S END website at: www.starsend.org/gatherings.html.

The generous people at CyberWorkx have helped create The Gatherings website. Please access this website by using the URL:   www.thegatherings.org   Thank you!


Sincere Thanks To These Fine Organizations For Their Profound Help With The Gatherings Concert Series

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