|STAR'S END Update - 8 December 2013|
In order to fully appreciate the music of Forrest Smithson one must stop listening. Spinning either Sphere to Locus 29 (63'24") or Dreaming Time (76'18") will fill the listening space with ample synthesized aural textures. But a spell is created by the slow motion ebb and flow of chords, swirling atmosphere and recurring forms that only takes hold within the tenderness of quiet minds. The lengthy pieces of each album are an interesting mix of Ambient Music transparency, sonic Minimalism and New Age bliss. Gently unfolding and growing across 15, 20 or 30 minutes Smithson's realizations act like a shared mind space - and once past the initial introduction helps disconnect the listener from the main currents of the world. Sphere to Locus 29 contains two lengthy tracks - one searching and expansive, moving in all directions, the other running a sequencer pattern beneath lush synth-string movements into a hypnotic realm. Dreaming Time holds four musical sections that play with an unforced tenderness and warmth. Aspiring to the high horizons of the spirit by way of the quiet impassiveness of rest here Smithson drifts and dreams his music through interesting chord modulations and formulations. At times questioning then comforting these works magically fill up a space with sound then works its way inside - where gently we may explore our relationship with ourselves.
Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Sphere to Locus 29 and Dreaming Time by Forrest Smithson
For more on Sphere to Locus 29 and Dreaming Time access: www.forrestsmithson.com
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|Sine Wave Magazine - Interview With Chuck van Zyl (February 2013)|
Sine Wave Magazine is a website covering a variety of topics within the realm of Electronic Music. From instrument news, reviews and evaluations to interviews with musicians and figures from the EM community Sine Wave Magazine will interest anyone with a desire for more insight into this active and ever-widening synthesizer fellowship.
David Marino of Sine Wave Magazine recently conducted an in-depth interview with STAR'S END host Chuck van Zyl. Marino's several questions prompted thoughtful and informative remarks from van Zyl. Responses include some basic insight into the concept of "Space Music", background on the STAR'S END radio program, activities surrounding The Gatherings Concert Series as well as some fond recollections and significanct milestones in van Zyl's decades long presence on the Spacemusic scene.
Read the Sine Wave Magazine interview with Chuck van Zyl by accessing: www.sinewavemagazine.com/starsend.html
|Friday Arts WHYY TV12 - Friday 4 January 2013 at 8:30PM|
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.
To view Friday Arts online please access: whyy.org/cms/fridayarts/art-stars-end-and-space-music
|STAR'S END on 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|
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October 2013 Top 20 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
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