STAR'S END Update - 20 April 2014
Tim Motzer Live From Star's EndErik Wollo & Ian Boddy Quite prolific in their solo studio and live efforts as well as in collaboration, the creatively restless duo of Ian Boddy and Erik Wøllo meet up again on EC12, a live album recorded at Germany's Electronic Circus Festival on 22 September 2012. Undoubtedly a unique and magical live album of contemporary instrumental works, a larger theme does emerge as the boreal textures and frosty atmosphere of their previous CD provides the core sonic identity of EC12. Somewhat of a follow-up to their studio release Frontiers (2012) EC12 works as both an introduction to the unaware and a deeper excursion for dedicated fans. While the majority of the tracks are live renditions of compositions from Frontiers the remaining concert pieces are unique to EC12 - and deliver remarkable pleasures. As the pace of the music picks up nothing passes by in a blur; the arrangements retaining their clarity very well. Their complex and expressive performance of beautifully glazed keyboard textures, threatening bass rumble and percussive build becomes truly beautiful when we are really paying attention. In an unexpected burst of clarity Wøllo and Boddy trade then layer lead lines of liquid guitar tropes and sliding synthesizer tones. In another exciting passage Wøllo and Boddy rock out with pulse quickening steel string and keyboard melodies - ever so sweetly overdriven - easily reaching the last row of the venue and the kinetic center of the brain. In contrast the sweeping emotional feel of the dense synth-string chords, echoing sequencer runs, breathing guitar and environmental interludes are where tiny details become indelible landmarks. This duo has produced a concert album that does not rely on melody, harmony or rhythm alone, but instead has them working together in patient harmony. Boddy and Wøllo do plunge in deep on EC12, but never leave the listener behind.

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Frontiers by Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo

Erik Wøllo & Ian Boddy Recorded live at Electronic Circus Festival V (Germany) 22 September 2012

AirSculpture - Live on STAR'S END 05.18.14
AirSculpture Made up of Adrian Beasley, John Christian and Peter Ruczynski, AirSculpture has been using concert spaces to facilitate electronic experimentation since their first live event in September of 1995. Over the years this UK trio have found that the atmosphere of the venue, the attention of the audience and several other immeasurable factors, have a significant affect on the interaction between players and acts as a fuel for their performances. The dynamics and energy of each realization is controlled by a blend of digital technology and analogue control; the music benefiting through the immediate and tactile interface with the gear and with each other. It is this relationship and experience which allows AirSculpture to create spontaneous and effective electronic realizations in the live environment.

AirSculpture performs live on Saturday 17 May 2014 at 8:00PM within the church sanctuary of St. Mary's Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk, on the Penn campus in West Philadelphia as part of The Gatherings Concert Series. For complete details please access:

Following this event: AirSculpture will move over to WXPN studios for a live performance on the 05.18.14 broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio. Please tune in for details.

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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The Listening List - Recent Album Reviews From STAR'S END
Tim Motzer Live From Star's End Gathering Autumn Planetary Scale Synth Hypnosis Structures From Silence 30th Atmospheres

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March 2014 Top 15 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
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