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ROGER ENO AND LOL HAMMOND TO PERFORM LIVE CONCERT AT THE NEXT GATHERING
(Philadelphia 08-01-99) The duo of Roger Eno and Lol Hammond will combine their
wildly differing musical stylings to create an intriguing collection of gentle
textures and synthetic rhythms at the Gathering in Philadelphia at 8pm on
Thursday, August 26th, 1999.
Roger Eno is known primarily as an "ambient" composer through his collaborations
with brother Brian Eno and producers Michael Brook and Daniel Lanois, but his depth as
a musician defies categorization. A multi-instrumentalist, Eno has composed many
memorable scores for film and TV including "Dune", "Nine And A Half Weeks" and "Warm
Summer Rain". His love of classical piano is evident in his many critically acclaimed
solo works which feature his unique ambient chamber music style. His piano also figured
prominently in the group Channel Light Vessel, an ambient super-group featuring Kate
St. John, Bill Nelson and Laraaji. In addition to those projects, Roger Eno has worked
with an illustrious assortment of musicians including Michael Brook and John Cale.
1999 finds Eno in yet another collaboration, this time with The Drum Club's groove
master Lol Hammond. Their recent CD Damage (1999 Thirsty Ear) combines Eno's
beautiful piano and sonic atmospheres with Hammond's modern techno rhythms. The
combination is an irresistible mixture of texture, melody and mellow beats. Their
Gathering concert is part of this summer's brief tour of select North American cities.
In support of the Eno/Hammond tour, our Gathering will begin with a performance by
German electronic music legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius, his first solo outing in
over 30 years.
Roedelius has had an active career in music with a discography of more than 80
releases. He is a pioneer in electronic music, not least for his collaborations with
such prominent musicians/composers/producers as Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother, Conny
Plank, Peter Baumann and Brian Eno. He has worked as a soloist and founded several
groups, most notably Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia.
Over his prolific career, Roedelius' musical output has covered a great deal of
sonic territory and emotional range: from deeply introspective to rhythmically dancey,
from experimental improvisations to heart felt vignettes, Roedelius is a musician of
depth and breadth. His influence on the genre of electronic music will be felt for
The Gathering with Roger Eno/Lol Hammond and Roedelius will take place at 8pm on
Thursday, August 26th, 1999 at St. Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk on the
campus of The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Admission at the door
is $20; $18 with WXPN MemberCard. For Information call (610) 734-1009.
Gatherings are live concerts featuring musicians from the ambient, electronic and
space music worlds. For more information: http://www.starsend.org
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