2018 Season

The Gatherings Concert Series - 2018 Season Review

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Chuck van Zyl Co-Headliners - Chuck van Zyl plus Fhloston Paradigm - 21 April 2018

FREE ADMISSION (donations appreciated)

Best known as host of STAR'S END and as coordinator of The Gatherings Concert Series, Chuck van Zyl has also been making his own unique style of electronic music since 1983. 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 everything from music technology to a greater cosmic awareness. His musical sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a new frontier of sound.

Fhloston Paradigm To intrepid travelers along the deep and dark spaceways, King Britt's innovative music project Fhloston Paradigm will put a hum in your ear drum. With a gentle precision his music generates reassuring atmospheres of electrical synthesizer tones and digital textures. From a pervasive sense of calm to a most potent magic, we journey through his sonic realm against the strong tug of some unseen charm - and wonder what strange spell has been cast? Progressing through these spacey thought-zones, we find ourselves on an excursion where every track is a mind trip. Some notes are so deep your DNA will vibrate, while further in they are as light as cosmic cotton candy.

Fhloston Paradigm (King Britt & Pia Ercole) co-headlined with Chuck van Zyl at The Gatherings Concert Series on 21 April 2018. This was a Free Admission Event - Thanks to everyone who attended and made a donation!

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Markus Reuter & Robert Rich Robert Rich & Markus Reuter - 19 May 2018

Robert Rich & Markus Reuter are well-known for their many musical journeys - from the back of beyond to the brink of the mainstream. In this concert exploration they will mainly explore tonality, and many of its subtle shades and moods. With Rich at the grand, and Reuter breathing out atmospheres and textures from his touch guitar and synth, this duo realizes subtle thought zones meant for pondering and questioning - more so than assurance and confirmation. As they work in this unique frequency, using melody and harmony likes signs and symbols, Rich & Reuter lean into the Avant-Garde. Locating tone is their mission, and their production of rarefied ambient zones touches a distinctive, inquiring energy. This duo knows about this music's secret mind, and in their dreamy, drifting, lulling, pulling sonics, we approach something like the actual flow of consciousness.

Local guitar sensation Tim Motzer provided an opening set

Robert Rich & Markus Reuter plus Tim Motzer performed at The Gatherings Concert Series on 19 May 2018.

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Ian Boddy Ian Boddy - 20 October 2018

Ian Boddy's music consistently sounds fresh; seeming to exist in an eternal now. Continually coming up with new ideas and approaches, Boddy redefines his relationship with Electronic Music at each outing. His innovative contributions to Electronica retain fragments of a time gone by and make for a daring and passionate vision of a present constantly slipping into the past. His works possess more than just the tricks and technology of their time. Boddy's songs are of innocence and experience and cast a wide resonance - one that speaks from the past to the present.

Ian Boddy returned to The Gatherings Concert Series on 20 October 2018. Thanks to everyone who attended!

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Saul Stokes Saul Stokes - 17 November 2018

Saul Stokes is recognized as one of the leading voices in modern Electronic Music. Described as "fresh and inventive", Stokes brings together elements of Space, Ambient, Industrial and Intelligent-Techno and forges a sound uniquely his own. The immediacy of the live setting brings out Stokes' talent for creating floating spacemusic. Using unique, self-designed and constructed electronic instruments, he effortlessly conjures up completely improvised electronic soundscapes.

Saul Stokes returned to The Gatherings Concert Series on 17 November 2018. Local Electronic Musician Chaka Benson provided an opening set. Thanks to everyone who attended!

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