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Steve Moore


Charles Cohen

Live at

The Gatherings Concert Series

Saturday 13 April 2013 8:00pm

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

American synthesist Steve Moore makes his Philadelphia concert debut at The Gatherings Concert Series within the remarkable setting of St. Mary's Hamilton Village on Saturday 13 April 2013.
Steve Moore

Steve Moore

Synthesist Steve Moore is perhaps most well known as one half of the noted 70s-inspired, synth/prog duo Zombi. In addition to the several albums released by Zombi, Moore has a prolific and thriving solo career - releasing music that ranges from electronica/dance to trance music, and now Sequencer Spacemusic.

Light Echoes is Moore's debut on the Cuneiform label and is a 70 minute long electronic meditation. This album may seem like a continuation of the German 'cosmic music' which came into being in the 1970s, but we hear in Light Echoes today's esthetic and Moore's own affinities firmly in place. This is Moore's first purely Spacemusic release, and will be pleasing to fans of classics by Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Manuel Gottsching and Richard Pinhas.

Steve Moore

Steve Moore has fashioned a sonic presentation that can stand proudly alongside the work of the trailblazers who inspired him. His music is just about as personal and intimate a sonic statement as may be encountered from any artist in any genre.

Once an active touring musician with Zombi, Steve Moore is now focusing on solo performances of his ever-deepening sequencer Spacemusic. His concert at The Gatherings will feature definitive live versions of pieces found on his album Light Echoes, as well as works realized in the spontaneity of the moment.

Steve Moore makes his Philadelphia concert debut on Saturday 13 April 2013 at 8:00PM as part of The Gatherings Concert Series.

Philadelphia based Charles Cohen will open with a set of innovative Electronic Music.


Light Echoes Review: Light Echoes by Steve Moore

Loops are everywhere, and when Steve Moore creates one that does not become redundant his audience slips into a different space. His CD Light Echoes (70'26") works a strange and marvelous spell. We hear its detailed and fluid movement with our heads, but the music reaches far into our minds. Light Echoes moves from big synthesizer proclamations to small sequencer dances, yet maintains a natural flow throughout. Building larger cycles from smaller ones the musical energy surges along interlocking lines of notes and patterns - its mechanized echo rumbling and churning like a well-tuned engine. The six tracks deepen with Moore's elevated lead lines and effect soaked chords. With style and assurance his surpassing artistry and emotional heat holds us in its grip. Although Michael Hoenig never recorded this album, hearing Light Echoes might make us check. But Moore's music is more than a quotation game. It is through releases like Light Echoes that EM will endure. We should not be asking is Moore following Michael Hoenig, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream? But rather are they all following something higher?

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   22 November 2012

Charles Cohen

Based in the Philadelphia area, Charles Cohen has been amazing and challanging Electronic Music audiences for over 30 years. His music is entirely improvisational and produced with a vintage Buchla Music Easel synthesizer. An avid collaborator, Charles Cohen may be well known to Philadelphia and The Gatherings Concert Series community through his early work with Jeff Cain and their duo The Ghostwriters.

Concentrating on creating Electronic Music in the setting of the live performance space his most recent musical endeavors explore the completely abstract realm of noise music. In a recent turn of events, for his 17 November 2012 performance at The Gatherings Concert Series Charles Cohen decided to re-visit his Ambient roots to realize a befitting concert piece informed by his last several years of work in sound with indefinite pitch. For Charles Cohen each performance is original and new - to the audience and to Cohen as well.

Sonic innovator Charles Cohen opens for Steve Moore at The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 13 April 2013

The Gatherings Concert Series presents Steve Moore plus Chalres Cohen live in concert on Saturday 13 April 2013 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 cash at the door, night of show; $10 for full-time students with proper ID (available at the door).

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

Steve Moore plus Chalres Cohen at The Gatherings Concert Series on 13 April 2013 is funded by CIMA of PA (The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of Pennsylvania), the all-volunteer, non-profit organization responsible for organizing and producing 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 artform.

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Cuneiform Cuneiform Records - Progressive Music

Steve Moore live at The Gatherings Concert Series on 13 April 2013 is supported in part by Cuneiform Records. An independent record label out of Silver Spring, MD Cuneiform releases CDs of Progressive, Avant and Electronic Music; including Light Echoes by Steve Moore.

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