STAR'S END Update - 15 January 2017
StrandsSteve Hauschildt Strands (42'40") by Steve Hauschildt may trigger cognitive processes. It is a sonic passageway to thoughts and ideas... to a place where there is no there. In this quietly enigmatic interaction stark tones and strong textures depict a minimally defined landscape. As repeating untroubled chords invite a sensorial and contemplative engagement, we feel the energizing brightness of this music. Where the softer pieces touch the border of the New Age, an Escherian lattice of echoing sequencer patterns soon propels Strands from the rare quiet into a syncopated dream machine realm. With each passing track, Hauschildt offers us a different inspiration. Through these eight electronic works we move mechanically charged, then curiously nervous - harmonically assured, soon after in darkness brooding - on a pad of synthetic tones, to rest among reverberant piano notes. Strands is an array of pleasing forces. Hauschildt is heady in a way most other musicians of his generation do not dare to be. With Strands he has developed a work that transfers the listener from physical reality to an imaginary realm of open, luminous space - under the timeless transporting spell of Spacemusic.

Please tune into STAR'S END this weekend for music from Strands by Cleveland native Steve Hauschildt

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STAR'S END Year in Review Broadcasts - January 2017
2016 in Review

Please tune in this weekend as STAR'S END presents the annual (nearly) month long retrospective of 2016 Spacemusic. Over the coming weeks expect to hear examples of all the significant releases that contributed their greatness to STAR'S END's 40th year of broadcast. Thanks!

1 January 2017 Playlist
8 January 2017 Playlist
15 January 2017 Playlist
22 January 2017 Playlist

2016 in Review

Sound Out: Ian Boddy - January 2017
Ian Boddy Ian Boddy is an Electronic Musician, concert performer, film composer and record label founder/owner from the UK. His innovative music label DiN recently surpassed its 50th release, a phenomenal feat in the climate of today's music industry. A prolific performer, Boddy is credited with over 100 live appearances, including several times in Philadelphia at The Gatherings Concert Series and on STAR'S END Ambient Radio.

With a career spanning decades, Boddy continues to explore an ever widening reach of aesthetics and concepts - releasing Tone Science and As Above So Below in 2016, two albums expressing an impressive breadth of styles and ideas.

Along with all these impressive credits, Ian Boddy is also an intelligent, interesting, lively man - well worth spending some time with in chat...

Please access Sounding Out, the January 2017 STAR'S END interview with Ian Boddy.

Friday Arts WHYY TV12
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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December 2016 Top 20 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
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Images From Selected Live On-Air Concerts - Click on an Image for Details
Ombient Saul Stokes RMI Guitar Pilots Chuck van Zyl Robert Rich Ian Boddy

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~ Coming Up ~ Live on STAR'S END ~

Guitar Pilots : 3 April 2016 (see photos)
Chuck van Zyl : 8 May 2016 (see photos & video)
Hotel Neon : 31 July 2016 (see photos & video)
Modulator ESP + onewayness + dRachEmUsiK : 18 September 2016 (five hours of continuous live music) (see photos)
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Centrozoon : 6 November 2016 (see photos)


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