|Profile: Ian Boddy|
|Emerging from the post Tangerine Dream/Cosmic Music generation, Ian Boddy has carved out a position as a distinctive independent composer and performer. A consistent presence on the European electronic music scene since the late 1970s, this British based sonic explorer established the DiN label in 1999; a venture which allows Boddy to collaborate with a variety of musicians as well as to release material by other innovative artists. Thus far DiN has released 30 CDs (with Boddy involved musically in many) and achieved widespread critical acclaim for its adventurous outlook at the world of electronic music.|
|Ian Boddy provides the listener with a rich atmosphere of original timbres and floating soundscapes. He is one of the few of his generation to have successfully integrated electronic music styles as diverse as seventies-style sequencer structures, melodic neo-classicism and the post-rave Modern Ambient style.|
|Next to Boddy's impressive solo career stands his collaborative live performance and studio efforts with several of Electronic Music's most innovative and interesting personalities including: Ron Boots, Chris Carter, Andy Pickford, Robert Rich, Markus Reuter, Erik Wollo, David Wright and the ongoing project Arc with Mark Shreeve.|
|A prolific performer, Boddy is credited with over 100 live appearances. He has performed at concerts in Britain (UK Electronica Festival, Jodrell Bank Planetarium, Awakenings, Hampshire Jam), Holland (Klemdag Festival, Alpha-Centauri Festival), Germany (Electric Circus) and Stateside at The Gatherings Concert Series.|
Boddy muses, "When I play live it gives me a whole different outlook on whether the music will work or not. It's not just the audience feedback. I have to really, really think about what I am doing. To stand back and examine the music a bit more".
Boddy's performance at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia on 6 May 2000 marked his first ever concert in the USA. He has had return performances several more times since then - both for The Gatherings Concert Series as well as for STAR'S END.
Ian Boddy played in Philadelphia on 20 March 2004 at The Gatherings Concert Series and again later on the STAR'S END radio broadcast of 03.21.04. Boddy's one hour radio set was based on his audio installation piece for Maltese artist Norbert Attard.
In 2006 Ian Boddy returned to Philadelphia for another concert at The Gatherings Concert Series. Later he came over to STAR'S END for a live in-studio on-air ambient set on the 10.01.06 broadcast - an excerpt of which appears on the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD. The radio concert followed Boddy's performance in Philadelphia on 30 September 2006 at The Gatherings Concert Series.
Ian Boddy returned to Philadelphia to perform live with Robert Rich on 16 June 2007 at The STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Spacemusic Festival presented by Member Supported WXPN. This event saw the worldwide debut of Robert Rich + Ian Boddy in concert (and the later release of their live CD React. Also appearing was Jeff Pearce, The Ministry of Inside Things and Orbital Decay.
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To mark 30 years of continuous broadcast of STAR'S END, WXPN released the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD. This double CD contained over 120 minutes of live music from 12 renowned artists. The unique performances were culled from on-air in-studio radio concerts by some of our community's greatest talents. Included on the disc are previously unreleased live selections donated by: The Ministry of Inside Things, Orbital Decay, Ian Boddy, AirSculpture, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Rudy Adrian, Jonn Serrie, Jeff Pearce, Saul Stokes and Steve Roach.
The three inaugural releases on the DiN label's DiN/DDL (DiN Digital DownLoad) imprint were The Final Question (2000), Three Dreams (2004) and The Mechanics of a Thought (2006) by Ian Boddy, all recorded live on STAR'S END.
For details, please access: www.din.org.uk