STAR'S END Update - 14 September 2014
Lazy Arc Being creative, is it just being different? Or is it about the volume of ideas, and the quality of the product of those ideas? Lazy Arc (53'18") is the divergent production of Hans-Achim Roedelius and Tim Story. Each man, whose genius may not soon be replicated, comes from a zone of his own - and takes us places we cannot get to with anyone else. Outsiders to this music will have to learn how to listen to it - how to be still, how to hear. In a harmony of opposite tensions Lazy Arc leads us to a world deeper and more ornately textured than we could ever have imagined. Its vast designs realize a few sharp edges but mostly a strong delicate darkness. Somehow connected to the two previous Roedelius/Story Ambient-Chamber collaborations Lunz (2002) and Inlandish (2008) Lazy Arc inhabits a realm of heart rending piano motifs, synthesizer thought tones and digital manipulations of sound. In this dream of a work the seven parts lilt, chatter, moan, stumble and rumble their way across one of the oddest and most beautiful soundspaces ever realized. There is this wonderful interplay between the natural soundings of the piano and a subconscious electrical deviousness that engulfs, surrounds, enshrouds, obscures, torments and enhances this most elegant narration. While the mind mess of sound collage may pose hard questions to the listener, please remember that we need this. Too much of today's music is spitefully dissonant, or crude - either that or lacking any mystery whatsoever. Lazy Arc requires more than mechanistic explanation. It is a profound and intimate sonic statement meant to enhance the life of the musicians through creative endeavor. That we outsiders have been allowed access places us among the privileged.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Lazy Arc the limited edition collaboration between Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story

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Additional Content:

Inlandish by Roedeilus/Story
The Persistence of Memory by Roedeilus/Story

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Jeff Pearce plus Borghi & Teager - Live on STAR'S END 10.12.14
Jeff PearceBorghi & Teager Jeff Pearce is well known to the Spacemusic community for his unique approach to the electric guitar. Pearce produces tones that rarely betray their origin as they are processed, delayed, distorted and looped to create complex harmonies and timbres. His music is compelling and moody, traversing the Space, Ambient, Experimental and New Age genres, and ranges from deep, dark soundworlds to bright, elegant, melodic compositions.

The Music of Matt Borghi & Michael Teager aims to create a deep and timbrally interesting listening experience while also bringing together a unique musical pairing and improvisational process. While Borghi brings in spacious guitar textures to create a harmonic fabric, Teager lays out his saxophone playing with subtlety and nuance. They attribute their unrivaled realizations to friendship, their approach to the work and a diversity of musical interests.

Jeff Pearce and Broghi & Teager return to Philadelphia as part of The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 11 October 2014, and stop in at STAR'S END on the broadcast of 12 October 2014. Please tune in this weekend for details.

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Friday Arts WHYY TV12 - Friday 4 January 2013 at 8:30PM
Chuck van Zyl

Friday Arts is a weekly 30-minute arts, cultural and entertainment magazine that airs on WHYY TV12 Fridays at 8:30PM. Each broadcast features three segments: "Art", "Art of Life" and "Art of Food". Friday Arts casts a light on some of Philadelphia's most fascinating yet well-kept secrets in the arts.

John Diliberto, Jason Sloan, Jeff Towne and Chuck van Zyl were featured in a segment produced by Michael O'Reilly for the Friday 4 January 2013 episode of Friday Arts. This portion of the program included coverage of activities related to the ECHOES and STAR'S END radio programs and The Gatherings Concert Series - as well as background on Philadelphia's unique Spacemusic scene and the ideals and concepts which drive this genre's creative force.

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STAR'S END on MySpace & Facebook
MySpace Facebook STAR'S END Ambient Radio has a MySpace Webpage and a page on Facebook which you are invited to visit. Here you will find some background on the radio show as well as news about the weekly broadcasts, including album reviews and notes on upcoming live in-studio on-air radio concerts. Visitors to the MySpace Webpage may listen to music from the STAR'S END 30th Anniversary Anthology CD while viewers of the Facebook page may interact with other fans. Maintained by STAR'S END listener and supporter Chuck Nixon the STAR'S END MySpace Webpage and Facebook page has a growing list of friends and fans from the worldwide listening community.

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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Inspired Eolian Reflections Dharma Rain The Spirits of Starlight Tundra

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July 2014 Top 20 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
Artist - Album (Label)
Selected Ezines - Online
Sonic Immersion Amazing Sounds Ambient Visions Ambience for the Masses Electro Ambient Space Hypnagogue
Selected Magazines - In Print
Sequences #31 e/i Expose E-dition Audion
STAR'S END - Site Search
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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Erik Wollo Saul Stokes RMI Orbital Decay MoIT Ian Boddy

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~ Live on STAR'S END ~

George Wallace : 13 April 2014
AirSculpture : 18 May 2014
onewayness & Modulator ESP : 31 August 2014
Jeff Pearce : 12 October 2014
Matt Borghi & Michael Teager : 12 October 2014
Chuck van Zyl : December 2014

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