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|Atmospheric instrumental group Monk and the Native flute duo of Coyote Oldman will perform at The Gathering in Philadelphia at 8pm on Saturday, October 23rd, 1999.|
Monk was formed in 1996 when guitarist Ric Hordinski left the Cincinnati based rock group Over The Rhine. Owing as much to the ambient soundscapes of artists like Brian Eno as to "pop"influences, Monk's music is built on the sound of the heavily- processed guitar. Monk's concept is built on the introspection of and interaction amongst the musicians and ultimately their audience.|
Hordinski has taken a look at the path of the guitar god and has forsaken it, preferring his own vision. In the three recorded works by Monk, he subtlety trumps soloing, by valuing reflection more than riffage. Though he has the power to demand attention, Hordinski prefers to tickle the ears while stirring the souls of his listeners.
Freedom is really at the core of Monk, and Ric explores that freedom, turning Monk live performances into memorable, unique events.
Using Native American flutes, ocarinas, Incan panpipes and original hybrid designs, Barry Stramp and Michael Graham Allen have collaborated as Coyote Oldman since 1985. The hallmark of Coyote Oldman‘s sound has been the interactive combination of lyrical primitive flute improvisations and real-time manipulation of their sound via echo, reverb and pitch shifting.|
Native American iconography has been present throughout their ten album releases, yet the duo operates from a core sound in which many cultures are embodied. Utilizing a plethora of flutes and technologies, the music of Coyote Oldman ranges from the authentically traditional to the far-out and otherworldly.
Concert Preview: In the weeks prior to the concert, the Star's End radio program will regularly feature the music of Monk and Coyote Oldman. Check the Weekly Update page of the Star's End website for more
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