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Hotel Neon Hotel Neon plus Guitar Pilots (co-headline) - 16 November 2019

FREE ADMISSION (donations were appreciated!)

Hotel Neon is the ambient drone-guitar/synth trio consisting of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer and Steven Kemner. Their music is characterized by blissed-out, gently moving forms and slowly evolving atmospheres. In understated works for processed electric guitars and droning synths they entice the audience into a dreamy, wordless state. Emphasizing texture and mood, Hotel Neon provides an open-ended sonic environment meant for optimal being. As contrasts in sound reach the mind's eye through the body's ears, the movement of mood from dark to light stirs the listener's soul.

Guitar Pilots Guitar Pilots is the spacemusic duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Harrison McKay. 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 McKay's 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.

Hotel Neon and Guitar Pilots returned as co-headliners to The Gatherings Concert Series on 16 November 2019 for a Free Admission event. Local Electronic duo Alesi & Sieber provided an opening set. Sincere Thanks to the Audience, Musicians and Volunteers who made our event such a Success!

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The Gatherings Concert Series - Concert Releases on Bandcamp

Proceeds from the sale of these albums 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


Projekt Projekt - Gothic Atmospheres

The 2019 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.

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!

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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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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.

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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.

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

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