Friday, December 12, 2014
Featuring: Jesse Sparhawk - George Wallace - Chuck van Zyl
is an accomplished composer, performer, producer, sound designer, and artist. He is a master creator of visionary music which speaks of enlightenment and positivity to a planet which can really use it.
Fed by spontaneous inspiration and a keen feel for dramatic flow, George creates exotic, atmospheric soundworlds and emotionally rich songs with seasoned, intuitive skill. For over three decades he has worked across a wide arc of genres ranging from popular music to soaring, progressive rock and on into the world of uniquely crafted sonic vistas. Recent orchestral and choral works produced for film and television round out his already substantial body of work.
Chuck van Zyl:
Chuck van Zyl
is best known as host of STAR'S END (WXPN's renowned radio program of
spacemusic dreamscapes) and as coordinator of The Gatherings
(Philadelphia's premiere concert series of innovative music). Chuck
van Zyl has also been making his own unique style of electronic music
During the mid-90's Centaur Discs of Scotland released Celestial
Mechanics (1993) and The Relic (1995). These albums compiled many of
van Zyl's early cassette releases onto compact discs. In autumn of
1994 Synkronos Music released Regeneration Mode (1994), the famous
collaboration between Chuck van Zyl and The Nightcrawlers founder
Peter D. Gulch.
In 1992 Chuck van Zyl founded the group The Ministry of Inside Things.
Along with guitarist Art Cohen they performed dozens of live concerts
in various venues and unique spaces and released three live CDs on the
Synkronos Music label: Everlasting Moment (2003), Contact Point (2006)
and Ambient Elsewhere (2008).
Recent activity includes a number of live performances both solo as well as
in collaboration with Terry Furber and Jeff Coulter. For his 2014 concert at
Event Horizon Chuck van Zyl will be joined by synthesist Mike Hunter.
Sometimes referred to as "the children of space", Chuck van Zyl's
generation of musicians are more than just carrying on an earlier
tradition. Seeing creativity as a component of his own personal
spirituality, van Zyl's musical realizations are fueled by everything
from music technology to a greater cosmic awareness. His musical
sensibilities evoke a sense of discovery, with each concert marking a
new frontier of sound.
"Rituals" is the new solo CD by Chuck van Zyl. A follow-up to
"MemorySpace" (2010) and "Cenotaph" (2012), "Rituals" (2014) was
released by Synkronos Music on 15 November 2014 to
coincide with his performance at The Gatherings Concert Series.