STAR'S END Update - 13 April 2014
Tim Motzer Live From Star's EndTim Motzer Tim Motzer is a musician so wide open that there is almost no look at tradition. While improvising and well into a space doing the thing he wants it is hard for him to think about the past or the future. He is too busy learning new things about himself, things he would have never known had he not done the searching. Motzer's album Live From Star's End is loaded with lush layered guitar orchestrations that may not have been thought out completely ahead of time, but were certainly thought about deeply. Like a benevolent spell that refuses to break this hour long set is a work the listener visits, not merely listens to. From wild color and barely controlled chaos, where its sheer strangeness sustains our curiosity, to an odd sonic emptiness Motzer plays lithe and liquid solos with breathtaking ease - and provides productive slumber for the listener and audio radiance for the radio audience. Part of the now legendary 3 November 2013 all live music broadcast of STAR'S END Ambient Radio Motzer's set seems to be more about shaping form than about the playing of ordered notes. In this context, live on the air of a venerable spacemusic radio show, he incorporates other things but does not alter the philosophy of the music or format. In some places the music seems like a self-organizing system - and that once the work gets to a certain level of complexity it goes in its own direction, while elsewhere it is coaxed and guided by the artist in beautiful sonorities, textures and harmonies. While Tim Motzer's live musical ideas presented on STAR'S END provokes thought and binds genres, his work here is really about the plasticity of time, and how it may be felt as both infinite and finite, elusive and recognizable - the six-string part of a six-hour odyssey Live From Star's End.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from the forthcoming album Tim Motzer Live From Star's End

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Tim Motzer performs live at 8:00PM on Saturday 12 April 2014 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

Tim Motzer Live From Star's End will be available as a limited edition CD when Tim Motzer plays live at The Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia on Saturday 12 April 2014

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George Wallace - Live on STAR'S END 04.13.14
George Wallace George Wallace works to span a range of styles and intensities, offering subtle depths and graceful stillness, so as to heighten our attentiveness to new ideas. His musical releases have followed an interesting decades-long arc. The cassette Sacred Earth (1985) may be said to have born Wallace into innovative music prominence. A noted New Age release, it was more a progressive homage to the environment and natural lands. His Communion (1988) came later and allowed him to further explore Contemporary Instrumental music. And after many years of accomplished work we see George Wallace's Soul Ascending (2013). With spacey influences like Michael Stearns and Jonn Serrie Wallace's compositions mingle just as nicely among those by multi-instrumentalists Jade Warrior and Mike Oldfield. As much a student as he is a master Wallace uses the techniques of the prominent to assert his own identity. His work feels like a window into a realm we all too often neglect to notice.

George Wallace performs live on Saturday 12 April 2014 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: George Wallace will move over to WXPN studios for a live performance on the 04.13.14 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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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
Gathering Autumn Planetary Scale Synth Hypnosis Structures From Silence 30th Atmospheres Timelines

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January 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
Google Have you ever been looking for something on this website only to become bogged down by the massive size and enormous content? Now you can find what you are seeking somewhat easier. Searching the STAR'S END Website has become much easier. Look for info on artists, albums, track names, labels, etc. via a Google "site search" - now part of the STAR'S END Website.

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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
Jeff Pearce : 12 October 2014
Matt Borghi & Michael Teager : 12 October 2014
Chuck van Zyl : December 2014

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