STAR'S END Playlist for 10.13.96

STAR'S END 1-6AM SatNite/SunMorning  Playlist for October 13th, 1996
88.5fmWXPN Philadelphia/88.1fmWXPH Harrisburg,PA/90.5fmWKHS Worton/Baltimore,MD
Hosts: Chuck van Zyl/Jeff Towne


Live Performance:
STAR'S END Sleep Concert with Robert Rich [5 hours]


About Sleep Concerts by Robert Rich:

"In the early '80's I used to perform all-night concerts for sleeping audiences,
lasting from about 11:00PM to 8:00 AM. I encouraged people to bring sleeping
bag and pillow, and fall asleep. The music was extremely quiet and slow-moving,
more like a pure atmosphere than what people generally think of as music.
It was a mixture of live electronics and taped organic sounds.

... part of the purpose of the sleep concerts was to tranform an environment
and create a break from everyday experience. By carefully controlling the
acoustics of the performance space, I could achieve some very unusual
perceptual effects.

The first hour or two will be slightly more active than the rest, but soon
the music will drop away into slow foggy textures and strange ambient
sounds. At low volumes, these textures can blend into your acoustic
environment, creating a sort of sonic dislocation, a re focusing of your

You can use the sound texture as a way to focus your attention onto images
that arise out of your half-sleeping mind. In the transitions between sleep
and wake, hypnogogic images may become intensified and more vivid. You
may also become more aware of dreams, and you can observe the different
layers of perception as you teeter on the edge of consciousness."

-Robert Rich  October 13th, 1996

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