|Profile: Der Spyra|
|Der Spyra (aka Wolfram Spyra) is a German synthesist with strong roots in the Berlin-School of Spacemusic. Embracing these essential concepts, he creates electronic realizations with a transportative quality. Mixing dreamy electronics with enticing synthetic percussion, Spyra delivers an extremely appealing music. Charged with rhythm and catchy melodies, Spyra's music brings the ideas of classic 1970's Spacemusic into the present tense.|
|Spyra is a musician and sound artist from Kassel in Germany. He makes music that spans the boundaries between contemporary Electronic Music and modern rave culture. Compositions are derived from classic Cosmic Music structure yet influenced by 21st century sensibilities. Spyra produces work that defies classification while it is embraced by fans from many generations.|
|Spyra began his career in the early 1990's constructing soundscape installations at various locations in Germany. He has collaborated with a wide range of visual artists, musicians, producers and DJs and has released over 14 albums - beginning in 1995 with Home Listening is Killing Clubs.|
The ascent to Electronic Music fame began when Spyra first came in contact with Pete Namlook, who, in the 1990's, produced many young talented artists for his newly formed FAX label. Through Namlook, Spyra started releasing a series of CD's dedicated to various forms of electromagnetic waves, of which Sferics was the first. These early releases showed Spyra developing a fresh approach to Electronic Music that combined classic influences with contemporary and modern elements. More albums on FAX (including the Virtual Vices series in collaboration Pete Namlook), as well as CDs for the Manikin and Ricochet Dream labels followed. Presently, after years of creative endeavor, Spyra finds himself at the forefront of the current EM scene.
Der Spyra - Live Concert in Berlin
Spyra - live on STAR'S END 03.25.07
Spyra made his east-coast concert debut in Philadelphia on 24 March 2007 as part of The Gatherings Concert Series. Following this concert, Spyra played a live set of new late-night Ambient music on the 03.25.07 broadcast of STAR'S END. Excerpts from this performance were included on the CD High Phidelity. See below for photos.
Spyra returns to Philadelphia and The Gatherings Concert Series on 15 May 2010.
For details, access: www.thegatherings.org
Afterwards, Spyra will play a live set on the 05.16.10 broadcast of STAR'S END.
Spyra - Live on STAR'S END 03.25.07
STAR'S END Concert Photos by Jeff Towne