STAR'S END Update - 2 November 2014
AtmosAWVftS While one may seek to gain strength during a stay in solitude, one should not do without music. Atmos (62'30") will be the perfect companion on those occasions when we do not want to have one. Atmos is the second full-length CD by A Winged Victory for the Sullen - the ensemble headed up by Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O'Halloran. This mesmerizing album of chamber ensemble, clear grand piano, breathing blissed-out electric guitar and various manipulations of sound visits a realm shared by minimalist Philip Glass, quietist Arvo Pärt and theorist Brian Eno. Known for the drift away from narrative on their 2011 self-titled debut, AWVftS moved beautifully towards landscape - from performed event to sonic space. Atmos does contain a number of these places of ambient otherness, but a few of the 11 tracks also produce musical activity with relationships to thematic forms. Over their brief spell compositions featuring rotating chord transpositions will be felt on an emotional level as adjacent pieces find the group creating a sonic timelessness through dramatic bass, digital atmospherics and a slowly scored tensile string section. Since its inception AWVftS has been an avid international touring entity. Experiences in reverberant church sanctuaries, pristine auditoriums and murmuring cafes and bars have Wiltzie and O'Halloran imagining that music is an arrangement of objects in space. They know how long it takes any sound to travel through the hall. As chords and melodic fragments float along surrounded by thick silence, their sonorities are given time to reverberate inside the listener's mind. From its nearly stationary textures to structured, goal-oriented harmonic narratives, AWVftS allow their music to unfold moment by moment - as we listeners hope to feel that moment of grace music seems to generate from time to time.

Please tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from Atmos the latest CD by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

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Atmos (excrpt) by A Winged Victory for the Sullen


Clocks Back One Hour This Weekend
Atomic ClockSTAR'S END will be one hour longer this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday 2 November 2014, at 2:00:00 AM local standard time. Please turn your clock back one hour this Saturday Night/Sunday Morning while you listen to STAR'S END.

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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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September 2014 Top 20 STAR'S END Releases - Alphabetical
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